Nov 19, 2023

23-24 Valor Academy Elementary School Physcial Education Teacher

  • Bright Star Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

Job Description: VAES Elementary Physical Education Teacher

Reporting to: School Principal


Bright Star Schools is a free, publicly funded and open enrollment non-profit organization with seven public charters in urban Los Angeles. Across all of our Bright Star sites, over 90% of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Our mission is to provide holistic, inclusive support for all students to achieve academic excellence and grow their unique talents so that they find joy in higher education, career, and life. Bright Star students will become leaders who act with integrity and champion equity to enrich our communities and the world. The framework to our success is our core operating principles, which are Integridad, Ubuntu, Kohyang (고향), and Growth.

At Bright Star, we're committed to our educators' success. We provide over 260 hours of differentiated professional development each year and offer numerous leadership opportunities to support our teachers to become experts in their craft. We also offer small class sizes, comprehensive teacher support, and numerous collaboration opportunities across the organization and within school sites.

Teacher Traits:
  • Belief that every child deserves an excellent education which prepares him/her for college and life beyond
  • Commitment in bridging school and home by educating parents, families, and community members
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the whole child in an inclusive setting using modifications and accommodations
  • Willingness to receive feedback, engage in frequent dialogue, and ability to self-reflect
  • Life-long learner
  • Collaborative
  • Belief in data-driven instruction
  • Firm, kind approach to managing student behavior
  • Technologically competent
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem solver
  • Sense of humor and love of teaching


Whole School Responsibilities
  • Uphold Bright Star Schools' mission and values
  • Demonstrate genuine care for all students
  • Build relationships with all students
  • Embrace existing school-wide management systems and promote high standards of behavior
  • Collaborate with school leaders, providing input to improve Bright Star programs
  • Actively participate in professional development sessions
  • Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents, and students
  • Commit to a longer school day and calendar year
  • Adhere to Bright Star's professional attire guidelines
  • Supervise student breaks (i.e., bathroom breaks, lunch break, inclement weather schedules)
  • Supervise and support the student arrival and dismissal process.
  • Uphold attendance procedures each period using School Information Systems (SIS)
  • Enthusiastically plan and participate in school-wide culture events (i.e., academic assemblies, Family Night, Carnivals, and Field Day)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Instructional Responsibilities
  • Adhere to Bright Star curriculum maps and guidelines
  • Use of adapted Physical Education curriculum with integrity and fidelity
  • Administration of School Adopted assessments
  • Plan and deliver rigorous Physical Education lessons aligned to the California State and/or California Common Core standards outdoors.
  • Differentiate physical education lesson plans for a variety of learners (kinesthetic, gifted students, English Language Learners, and/or students with IEPs, etc.)
  • Implement feedback from administrator(s) regarding lesson plans and/or execution
  • Establish and maintain positive classroom learning environment
  • Uphold and implement Conflict Resolution with students
  • Implement Bright Star's Expected School Learning Results
  • Support instruction with school-wide supplemental programs (i.e.- Intervention, Designated ELD, etc.)
  • Maintain gradebooks and meet reporting deadlines
  • Communicate with families regarding student participation and behavior
  • Collaborate with Inclusive Education (SPED) Team
  • Participation in specialist teams to support grade level teams
  • Use planning periods for the advancement of student academics (Intervention)
  • Tutor students in need of remediation (Intervention)
  • Use of planning time (enrichment period, before and after school) to prepare for lessons
  • Designated Planning Time
  • Before School 7:15-8:00
  • After School- 3:30-4:30
  • Perform other adjunct duties

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Single Subject Physical Education Credential
  • Candidates with an intern credential are also considered
  • Two years of urban teaching experience preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish, but not required
  • Possession of either an English Learner Authorization (EL Authorization), Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate; Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate; or Bilingual Certificate of Competence (BCC) required.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary: BSS salary is based on experience and education, and was created in consideration of the longer school day and school year. Please click here for our salary scale.

Status: Full Time

Start Date: An exceptional candidate will assume a full time role no later than December 2023.

Benefits: Health, dental, vision, STRS retirement matching, life insurance, short-term disability, optional 403b plan, sick and vacation paid time off, and holidays.

Other Benefits:
  • Laptop
  • Complimentary fitness classes (e.g. boxing, yoga, circuit training, etc.)
  • Job-embedded induction program for new teachers with a preliminary teaching credential
  • Weekly Instructional coaching or mentoring (through induction) for all teachers
  • Instructional Leaders as Principals
  • School Counselors to support with family engagement and communication

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