Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater San Francisco Area is seeking a Lower School Physical Education Teacher to begin August 2024.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Have a minimum of two years of exemplary Physical Education teaching experience, at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a health related area, and a valid California Teaching Credential 
  • Training in PlayWorks and/or Advanced Coaching preferred
  • Be well-versed in progressive educational theory and practices and be culturally competent to build and maintain an inclusive community
  • Have a proven track record of working successfully in a diverse environment that upholds high values in social justice education and practices
  • Possess a working understanding of developmental/constructivist teaching practices and social-emotional learning 
  • Have a nurturing and supportive tone & rapport with elementary students that upholds clear expectations and establishes routines and organizational systems to build self sufficiency 


  • Designing curriculum for twice weekly PE sessions for K-4 students that address the developmental needs of each age group through a program that highlights fitness, wellness, skill building, and sportspersonship via traditional and non-traditional sports and athletic games/activities.
  • Actively supervising students while engaged in PE and during lunch duties and recess duties
  • Collaborating with the Middle School Physical Education / Athletic Director
  • Collaborating with the Lower School Specialist Teacher team and Lower School Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers
  • Managing equipment purchases and organization of equipment in the PE shed for both lower school PE and recess needs
  • Communicating proactively with families via posts on our parent platform, ParentSquare, communication as needs arise with individual families and through formal conferences and progress reports twice yearly

Salary Range

$66,000 – $85,000

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