PT Physical Education Teacher


Under the direction of the school principal, the physical education teacher is responsible for supporting the school and the Diocese of Bridgeport in its mission. He/she is to facilitate student success and growth in physical education and interpersonal skills, implementing diocesan approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific needs of individual students, and creating a flexible, safe, and optimal learning environment; Provide feedback to students, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. Educators are engaged in a school conducted by the Roman Catholic Church to express the purpose of education in the academic, social, moral, and religious values promulgated by the Church.

FLSA Status: Exempt


  • Recognizes and supports the unique Catholic Mission of the school by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Gives evidence of lived Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of personal faith journey; strives to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
  • Helps build the school’s faith community by demonstrating a willingness to participate in and plan school religious and service activities.
  • Demonstrates effective planning skills by preparing lessons designed to implement stated goals and objectives and incorporating school and diocesan curriculum objectives in lesson plans.
  • Promotes a safe and conducive environment conducive to individualized and small group instruction.
  • Demonstrates competence in teaching by having a current, thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter, communicating effectively with students, organizing classroom learning and materials to maximize student time on tasks, and motivating student learning
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, professional development, reading professional educational publications, etc.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Develops and uses effective methods of evaluation that are directly related to curriculum objectives and concepts and skills taught; consistently and effectively evaluates student progress.
  • Establishes a consistent disciplinary approach that promotes self-direction and positive self-image; sets high standards for student behavior and manages inappropriate behavior effectively per school/diocesan policies.
  • Maintains a functional and pleasant learning environment.
  • Cooperates with school and diocesan administration; works effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with students and parents
  • At all times, demonstrates professional responsibility in enforcing diocesan and school policies and regulations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Office of the Superintendent of Schools.

Basic Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Catholic Church.
  • Excellent communications skills, including written, verbal, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player.
  • Be available for evening meetings as necessary.
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a self-starter and well-organized; team player; multi-tasker
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology and related educational technology.
  • Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies - adapt appropriately.
  • Professional bearing and clean and neat personal appearance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree accredited college/university in Education or related discipline to teaching assignment
  • Valid State Teaching Certification in appropriate grade level and/or subject
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a Catholic School

Starting Date: August 15, 2023
Deadline: Open until filled **
Telephone: 203-416-1638
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