Secondary School Teaching | Physical Education/Health | Highview Middle School


Position:  Physical Education and Health Teacher
Work Schedule:  .50 FTE Part-time, 11:20am – 2:25pm, Monday-Friday, 186 duty days (Possible additional hours as a building sub teacher)
Start Date: August 26, 2024
Pay: Steps and lanes are in accordance with the teacher labor agreement
Benefits:   Medical, dental, life insurance and other benefits as outlined in teacher summary of benefits

Required Qualifications:

  • Current MN teaching license in physical education and health for grades 5-12
  • Skilled in culturally responsive teaching
  • Skilled in effective communication
  • Skilled at learning strategies- using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things.
  • Skilled at active listening- listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate.
  • Skilled in social perceptiveness—being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual plans, and test design principles.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.


  • Communicate and collaborate with professional staff in an effort to determine and coordinate standardized curriculum and testing/ assessment designs.
    • e.g. design and assess student learning K-12; design scope and sequence K-12; design and coordinate within a department.
  • Create, formulate, develop, and implement instructional objectives.
  • Create, formulate, develop and implement instructional activities.
  • Conduct classroom instruction/individual tutoring/counseling based on teacher created lesson plans, instructional units and/or individual needs:
    • assess student performance to determine need for re-instruction alternated method and grades
    • create a supportive learning environment by using appropriate verbal and non-verbal reinforcing techniques.
    • prioritize tasks to enable the efficient use of time
    • determine potentially harmful situations and take steps to avoid exposure of the student to this
    • provide time for students to relearn
  • On-going evaluation of student abilities/ health status to determine needs and to adapt appropriate response and to assist with educational/career/personal planning.
  • Diagnose, summarize, and interpret student strengths/weaknesses/problems for reports to parents and other school personnel.
  • Respond to student needs:
    • may provide information and guidance to students regarding educational/ career options, resources, and preparation.
    • may address personal/health concerns as presented or refer students to other professionals as appropriate
    • may serve as student advocate in presenting student and professional concerns to parents/staff/administration/public
    • may serve as liaison between district and community agencies serving youth.
  • Build credibility with staff, students, parents,, and community by:
    • relating to people from all social, economic, racial, religious, or educational backgrounds
    • demonstrating professional competency through content taught and teaching methods used.
  • Assess, plan, and initiate public relations activities which improve communications and perceptions by the community.
  • Assess, plan, and participate in in-service training and/or develops/implements in-service for other staff.