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Lower School PE Teacher and Athletic Coach 2024-2025

Lower School PE Teacher and Athletic Coach 2024-2025

School: The Lovett School
Available Position: Teacher

Reports to: Director of Athletics and Physical Education

Position Summary:
The Lovett School is seeking a full-time, teacher-coach with a strong passion and background in physical education to work as part of a team of four (4) coaches to support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of our Lower School students. As a teacher-coach you will work with children in grades K-5, support other key school needs throughout the day, coach two (2) sports in the Middle or Upper School, and other tasks as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Physical Education or Lower School Administration. In addition to the core responsibilities, the Lovett School values expertise in sport coaching. Therefore, a strong preference will be given to candidates who can also take on the role of an open coaching position. Open positions for the 24-25 school year include Head Varsity Gymnastics as well as other assistant and lower level positions across Football, Fall Cheer, Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country, Basketball (Boys & Girls), Winter Cheer, Wrestling, Swim & Dive, Baseball, Soccer (Boys & Girls), Lacrosse (Boys & Girls), Track and Field, Tennis (Boys & Girls), Golf (Boys & Girls), and Gymnastics.

This role might be for you if you:
● Love the collaborative nature of working on teams
● Seek to be a part of a community with a shared purpose
● Are a coach
● Have a deep understanding of the developmental and learning needs of Lower School
children and enjoy creating healthy, positive and transformative learning experiences
that extend beyond your classroom
● Approach each day, each challenge with curiosity and excitement and have an insatiable
desire to continue to grow
● Have a willingness and desire to continue to develop professionally and evolve with best
● Communicate clearly and effectively with children, colleagues, and parents
● Are motivated and driven to spark a lifelong love of healthy competition and physical
education in children
● Model what you teach by demonstrating a physically active lifestyle

Primary Responsibilities:
● Embrace and impart Lovett’s Core Values
● Cultivate a classroom culture that facilitates student voice, compassion for others, and
whole-child approach
● Develop curriculum and age-appropriate Lower School PE classes
● Coach two or more athletic seasons throughout the school year
● Provide effective feedback for students and continually monitor student progress
● Collaborate with colleagues within and outside of the department and/or grade level on
curriculum development
● Foster a positive parent-school relationship with Lovett families
● Communicate student progress to families through report cards, parent teacher
conferences, and other touchpoints as needed
● Engage in faculty and team meetings and ongoing professional development during the
school year and summer
● Attend weekly chapel, Open House, faculty in-service days, parent-teacher conferences,
designated school sponsored events, and professional development days
● Fulfill other Lower School duties as assigned

● Bachelor Degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science or related field
● Ability to become CPR / First Aid / Lifeguard certified
● Experience teaching / coaching children
● Ability to lift 50 pounds or more without asking for assistance

● Two (2) years experience teaching Lower School or the equivalent
● Experience coaching multiple sports or working as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

The Lovett School Mission:
The Lovett School is a community of belonging that develops students of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in learning and in life.

The Lovett School Diversity Mission Statement:
The Lovett School celebrates the uniqueness of each individual within an intentionally inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment. We recognize that our community is enhanced as we seek to appreciate and respect the differences among our students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. We are committed to supporting this environment through classroom instruction, professional development, and other curricular and co-curricular programming, and in accordance with our nondiscriminatory policy.

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and use hands to finger. The employee is often required to stand, walk, and reach with their hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF that includes the following:
● Resume
● Cover letter detailing their professional strengths and their interest in Lovett
● List of three professional references (we will not contact references without the candidate’s permission)

Contact name: Adam Nelson
Contact email address:

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