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Teacher, High School Health & Fitness/In School Suspension

Summary Information:
Employer: Kent School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Health Education
Physical Education
In School Suspension (ISS)
School / Org: Kent School District
Location: Washington
FTE: see details
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: Monday, 03 June 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Kent School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Teacher, High School Health & Fitness .8 FTE, In School Suspension .2 FTE - KW1709

Kentwood, a four-year high school of 1,900 students located east of Kent, offers a wide variety of courses in English, math, science, social studies, P.E., business, world language; including Mandarin Chinese, health, home and family life, technical and vocational courses, and other electives. Kentwood offers students a strong co-curricular program, including a career center, sports teams that are regularly state champions, Grammy award-winning music programs, theater, and special interest activities. Kentwood is on a six period, semester schedule, which enhances the opportunity for student choice and achievement. In addition, the 9th and 10th grades are broken into small learning communities, which enhance personalization and collaboration for student and teacher. Students are challenged at all levels and areas. Kentwood students and staff are committed to success and regularly demonstrate high levels of achievement. The "commitment to excellence" is evident from ELL and Special Education classes to Advanced Placement in art, history, literature, language, biology, chemistry, economics, environmental science, music theory, physics, psychology, calculus and statistics. Kentwood also offers students University of Washington courses in English composition, French, pre-calculus, science, and Spanish. Kentwood enjoys strong parent and community support.

ASSIGNMENT: This position will be responsible for teaching health and fitness education to secondary students.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This continuing position is part of the KEA bargaining unit.

Appropriate Washington State certification with a health and fitness education endorsement required and must be on file prior to beginning work.


Major in physical education
ELL endorsement
Experience working with secondary school students
Must maintain positive learning environment and have ability to relate to all students, parents, and colleagues
Must be a team player with excellent management and communication skills
Must be willing to share professional skills with other staff members
Must have experience with or willingness to participate in integrated programs and/or team teaching
Knowledge and/or training in balanced literacy, whole language/integrated curriculum, differentiated instruction, assessment tools and techniques, EALRs, constructivist mathematics, inquiry based science and social studies, cooperative learning, student learning styles, positive discipline and multicultural education
The willingness or qualifications of an applicant to coach or supervise activities and/or sports in addition to his/her teaching responsibilities will be considered.
Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community
Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics
Desired teacher characteristics are: flexibility; ability to organize ideas, time and materials to accomplish goals; enthusiasm; ability to express ideas clearly and understand concepts being discussed; ability to learn new ideas and skills; ability and willingness to develop favorable relationships with students; knowledge of current approaches to teaching; and willingness to model behavior deemed appropriate by the school district and the community.

Primary Location: Kentwood High School

Salary Range: State Salary Schedule DOE & Education / Per Year

Shift Type: Full-Time

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