Jun 27, 2024

PE Teacher

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential and it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The PE Enrichment Teacher provides K-5 students with the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities that expose students to new learning experiences outside of the traditional academic classroom and deepen their understanding of the world around them. The Enrichment Teacher plays a critical role in strengthening school culture. This educator oversees the effectiveness of the Enrichment Center and interacts with all students on a weekly basis. Students rotate through Enrichment Center every day in blocks of 45 minutes.

Key Responsibilities

-Motivate students to participate in learning activities; create a positive student culture; maintain high behavioral expectations for all students

-Develop a year-long scope and sequence map, thematic unit plans, and lesson plans to teach discrete content skills (art, physical education, gardening, drama, or Spanish) throughout the school year.

-Differentiates content by age-group and/or grade-level to ensure that activities are developmentally appropriate.

-Collaborate with school staff to develop a positive culture focused on Rocketship's core values (respect, responsibility, persistence, empathy)

-Serve as the leader and facilitate large group lessons on the topics indicated above

-Communicate and collaborate with fellow Enrichment teachers, classroom teachers, and school leaders; participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the Rocketship team

-Ensure that students have access to a positive and productive learning environment by enforcing all campus safety rules and behavior expectations; respond to occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue and/or occasional interactions with children who require additional support with behavior

-Inventory and maintain Enrichment Center materials and accessories

-Other duties as assigned by the supervisor


-Passion for working with children; ability to motivate and support children in reaching high levels of academic success

-Belief in the value of enrichment education for all children

-Previous experience or training working with youth

-Previous experience managing and/or teaching groups of elementary-age students is strongly preferred

-Content expertise preferred

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members

-Ability to learn laws, rules, practices and procedures related to public education and specific to Rocketship Education

-Fluency in English

-Flexibility and a willingness to learn

-At least a 4 year college degree is required

$68,000 - $88,800 a year

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and wellness benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Human Resources.

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