PE Co-Teacher- IDEA Spears Academy (21-22)
IDEA Public Schools
 Houston, TX

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 8 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 and 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 Houston

Houston is known for being one of the most diverse cities in America, yet children of color and children living in poverty continue to lack access to the highest quality schools. We are the fourth largest city, with more than 51 independent public-school districts and the home base for two fantastic public charter school operators, YES Prep and KIPP Texas-Houston.

Houston’s reputation is based on economic opportunity and affordable living with a massive sprawl that exceeds the size of New Hampshire. Despite the presence of great public charter schools and a strong district magnet schools' system, the need for more great schools is ever present. IDEA Greater Houston will help solve the challenge to offer more children a choice-filled life through a transformational public education.

Role Mission:

IDEA Physical Education staff 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the educational development of students under the direction and guidance of the classroom teachers
  • Assist classroom teachers with maintaining student records.
  • Successfully implement the designated Physical Education curriculum.
  • Participate in lesson practice and delivery of unit plans with lead PE Teacher
  • Communicate students’ 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 fostering a social and emotional well-being in PE environments.
  • Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify.
  • Provide where necessary modifications to lessons and session activity to meet all students’ needs
  • Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after-school duties, 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 Atheltics or clubs team coaching, campus behavior management roles, supporting other classroom spaces (as monitor), other reasonable duties apply

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 more 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.

Qualifications:

  • Education: At least 48 college hours required or bachelor’s degree
  • Preferable focus in {physical education, kinesiology or physiology, physical therapy, or nutrition and health}
  • Currently enrolled in a valid state certification program; specifically targeting a PE or health education certification.
  • 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

Compensation:

  • Compensation for this role is set at an hourly rate ranging between $15.80 for 0 years of experience and $21.78
  • Hourly co-teachers earnings are paid out over a 12-month period