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PT Physical Education Teacher, St. Gregory the Great Catholic School


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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