PE and Health Teacher – Payette High School

Payette School District Southwest / Boise Physical Education Secondary Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

Payette School District has the following opening for the 2023-2024 school year:

PE and Health Teacher – Payette High School


Idaho Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsements: Health 6-12 and Physical Education 6-12
Coaching Experience is given weighted consideration
Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
Demonstrated knowledge of health and physical education subject matter and effective teaching methods
Strong background in curriculum
Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
Works well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students


Building Principal


To promote pupils' safety, wellness, health maintenance, and physical fitness, and to provide pupils with an understanding of the relationship of a healthy body to healthy behaviors. To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision.


Prepare for assigned classes
Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
Follow the modifications and accommodations specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Implement the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives, in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessments
Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis
Prepare students academically for any district, state, and federal testing in the subject areas of health and/or physical education
Display command of the subject matter
Budget class time effectively

Other Duties to Students:

Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
Establish and communicate classroom rules and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities

Subject-Specific Duties:

Provide health, safety, family life education, and/or physical education instruction as assigned
Provide appropriate safety instruction and make safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of pupils
Assume responsibility for the proper use and storage of physical education equipment
Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive learning environment in a physical education class environment

Professional Contacts and Activities:

Attend and participate in faculty meetings
Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis


Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
Maintain accurate, and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Input data in a timely fashion
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned

Candidates should upload the following:

1. An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position of which you are making application

2. Cover letter

3. Resume

4. Photocopies of college transcripts

5. Photocopy of current Idaho teacher certification

6. Photocopy of Praxis or specified credits that verify highly qualified status

7. (3) current letters of recommendation

Internal candidates may submit a letter of interest stating their qualifications.


Salary based on placement on the career ladder. Position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; PERSI retirement as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.


Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Building Administrator in conformance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.


This position is eligible and encouraged to participate in athletic coaching opportunities throughout the district.


This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.


All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Position open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.