Physical Education Teacher

Wicomico County Public Schools Salisbury , MD 21802

Posted 2 weeks ago

Classroom Teacher

Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

SALARY View Teachers Salary Scale

Commensurate with certification and experience based on the Wicomico County Salary Scale for Teachers..


Full time 10-month position (190 contract days).

Contract Unit: This position is part of the Unit I (Certificated) bargaining unit.

FLSA: Exempt


  • Eligibility for the Maryland State Department of Education teaching certificate with the proper endorsement. IMPORTANT NOTE for Out-of-State Applicants: Out-of-state applicants can request a Professional Eligibility Certificate (PEC) if they hold a valid out-of-state certificate. For certification requirements please refer to the Maryland State Department of Education certification webpage. For Maryland testing requirements please check the ETS website.

  • Knowledge of subject matter and appropriate instructional methodologies.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using the English language when deemed necessary.

  • Exemplary organizational and planning skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership and personal qualities necessary to work effectively with students, parents, and administrators.

Essential Functions

  • Measure student progress to encourage the mastery of school district/state/national standards

  • Celebrate individual and collective accomplishments by teaching the importance of self-improvement

  • Create appealing lessons that implement a variety of methodologies

  • Cultivate student awareness and ownership of personal performance

  • Design, plan, and implement physical education lessons based on school district/state/national standards

  • Encourage teamwork as to set collective and personal development goals

  • Ensure accommodations and modifications are made for the growth and development of all students

  • Ensure that the physical education environment is clean, safe, and constructive for all students

  • Teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness, rhythms and dance, health education, individual, dual and team sports

  • Competent and capable physical education teachers are professionals who are:

  • Able to communicate their expectations to students and families and work with them to ensure they are achieving personal goals

  • Consistently address the needs of individuals students

  • Demonstrate the use of proven, research-based strategies for effective classroom management, lesson planning, active student engagement, and instructional delivery

  • Support a school's share vision and common goals regarding physical education and physical activity

  • Ongoing, daily duties of physical education teachers include:

  • Employing a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media that is consistent with the physical limitations, needs, and capabilities of individuals students and/or groups of students

  • Guiding students in maintaining acceptable standards of classroom behavior

  • Maintaining records of individual student achievement and evaluating students on a continuous basis

  • Meeting and instructing assigned classes at designated times

  • Preparing for classes and maintaining written evidence of preparation

  • Upholding and enforcing school rules, school board policies, and administrative regulations

  • Working with other members of the physical education staff to plan instructional goals, objectives, and methods

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

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