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Physical Education Instructor

St. Catherine Labouré School (Torrance)






Job Summary
The P.E. educator is the primary instructor for student health and wellness, and fitness and growth. The educator also promotes and supports the school’s health and wellness philosophy. The educator must be collaborative, a relationship builder, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be well trained in P.E. content knowledge, early learners, and have effective and engaging teaching strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Teach Grades 2nd – 8th physical education classes; collaborate and lesson plan with colleagues to design experiences for students; communicate and partner with TK-1st PE and grade-level teams.
2. Demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm with a genuine passion for teaching young learners.
3. Facilitates children’s physical, cognitive and social and emotional learning through lessons designed to sequentially develop skills appropriate to their ability and confidence levels.
4. Provides maximum participation for all students; differentiates as needed to ensure all students experience success.
5. Provides ongoing formative feedback to students and parents; prepares report cards and keeps appropriate records as necessary.
6. Include use of appropriate technology tools and resources for instruction.
7. Create and update course web pages.
8. Identify materials, resources and technology needs for program.
9. Attend faculty and/or grade level meetings for collaborative discussion to increase health & wellness, movement and activity within the classroom; as well as sharing of student concerns.
10. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas that supports and aligns with the school-wide student expectations.
11. Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and playground areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
12. Maintains control of storage, PE equipment, and recess equipment.
13. Works cooperatively and collaboratively with team members to improve the quality of student’s free time during recess.
14. Assists in supervision of students during lunch daily; including but not limited to weekly recess and monthly before/after school duty.
15. Provides support for school-wide assemblies & events (i.e. Halloween Parade, Fun-Run Walk, Fiesta, etc.)
16. Oversees annual School Spirit Day.
17. Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position may supervise volunteers, students, and educational assistants. All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment at all times.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

● Education/Experience: Must hold an undergraduate degree and at least one year of physical education teaching experience at the TK-8th Level. OR, at least five years of physical education teaching experience at the TK-8th Level.
● Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
● Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit.
● Verifiable ability to work with young children of varying levels of readiness.
● Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff or members of the community. Ability to draft simple correspondence and some routine reports. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
● Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
● Proficiency in the usage of database software, internet software, and email. Ability to type accurately and proficiently. Ability to effectively use SchoolSpeak gradebook.
● Ability to appropriately communicate with students, school team members, parents, members of the community, partners and others including vendors, law enforcement and other agencies.
● Ability to exercise good judgment and work in an environment with constant interruptions.

Salary Based on experience and in accordance with the ADLA Compensation Guidelines.

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

Email resumé & cover letter to: Dr. Tricia Holmquist

Information/Application Contact

St. Catherine Labouré School (Torrance)

3846 Redondo Beach Blvd.

Torrance, CA 90504