Sep 13, 2021

PE Teacher - IDEA Rise Academy (Immediate Opening)

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Fort Worth, TX, USA

Job Description

Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools :

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 3 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions an d new launches in Tampa Bay , FL (2021) , and Jacksonville, FL (2022) !

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this video .

About Tarrant County

Tarrant County has long proved a magnet for families and young professionals looking to plant roots and create a home. Dallas-Fort Worth is ranked as #18 on the Best Places to Live list from U.S. News & World Report.

This fast-growing region has experienced a larger jump in its student population than any other north Texas county. Tarrant County is now home to nearly 400,000 school aged children, and growth is expected to continue for years to come. IDEA Achieve and IDEA Rise first opened their doors in August of 2019 to support the educational landscape in closing the gap for college matriculation.

Only 10% of Tarrant County students attend and complete college, while IDEA alumni have a record of 41% matriculation. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students.

Role Mission: IDEA Physical Education teachers instruct students in Academy Grades {PreK-5} and/or College Preparatory Grades {6-12} in all physical education aspects. The physical education program strives to develop students' personal fitness and skill-related abilities. The program reinforces students' understanding and application of fitness concepts and motor skills through a variety of movement forms and activities.

All physical education teachers are responsible for ensuring that every IDEA student masters personal and social responsibility, self-directed learning, and the problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in college. IDEA Physical Education teachers set ambitious goals for student achievement and diligently track student data to inform dynamic and effective daily lesson plans. Student class size can vary depending on the grade level/levels assigned and campus schedule model. A typical Physical Education classroom may have a classroom size of 25- 60 students and may potentially have the support of a PE co-teacher.

What You'll Do -- Accountabilities


• Implement IDEA curricula and assessments to meet ambitious expectations

• Enhance students' disposition toward leading a physically active lifestyle

• Submit weekly lesson plans two weeks in advance for feedback

• Implement formal and informal fitness assessments to track each individual student's progress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update gradebook weekly

• Communicate students' fitness progress with student and family on a weekly basis

• Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students' character and sense of community in the classroom

• Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student by creating social and emotional opportunities to collaborate with peers in the physically active setting.

• Leverage the District Wellness Policy and incite support for healthier campuses.

• Participate in weekly professional development, grade-level meetings and activities, and school wide meetings and functions

• Steward the campus impact as a Healthy Kids Here campus representative

• Engage in minimal summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development

• Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week

• Additional responsibilities may include: after-school tutoring or Saturday school and are based on the needs of our scholars

• Secondary Role: Launching site and/or College Prep. PE Teachers, ARE typically assigned the role of Campus Athletics Coordinator; at Principals final discretion.

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:

• Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college

• Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them

• Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly

• Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes

• Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change

• Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization

• Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes

• We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students

Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): None

What You Bring -- Competencies:


• Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution

o Preferable focus in {physical education, kinesiology or physiology, physical therapy, or nutrition and health}

• Licenses or Certifications: PE Teacher State Certification

o (Required @ IDEA as of October 2020)

• Experience: Some experience in a classroom setting or with children in a similarly large group or team setting "parks and rec. / scouts clubs / fitness programs..."

Knowledge and Skills:

• Ability and motivate students to participate in various forms of fitness and health impacting activities.

• Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior, in a large group setting indoors and out.

• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills that will positively influence colleagues, students, and parent community members.

• Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment

What We Offer


• This role is eligible for various stipend opportunities and incentives through our Teacher Career Pathway. For more information about our compensation and total rewards, visit our benefits page.

• Additional hourly compensation is provided for after school tutoring or Saturday school as assigned

Other Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com-muter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

To Apply

Please submit your application online through Jobvite. It's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. It is recommended that you include a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in IDEA and how your experience has prepared you for this position.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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