Academy of the Sacred Heart, established in 1851, is Michigan’s oldest independent school, offering a Catholic, college-preparatory education to girls (infant-Grade 12) and boys (infant-Grade 8) of many cultures and faiths. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the Goals and Criteria, these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
As a physical education teacher, you will prepare and teach lessons on all aspects of health (social, emotional, physical), as well as nutrition and fitness. You will work with students in PreK-Grade 8. A vital responsibility is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle by leading fun, activity-based exercises that keep students engaged.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Continue the curriculum designed by the teacher on leave.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Organize games and challenges that promote physical activity.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Possess strong speaking and listening skills. In addition to being knowledgeable about an activity, must also be able to communicate and demonstrate it properly.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.
Build and maintain positive relationships with students and instructional colleagues.
Communicate effectively with families.
The ideal candidate has a passion for physical activity, sports and teaching children of all ages. Education nurtures the healthy development of the whole child, including their mind, body and spirit. A strong physical education program is critical in maximizing a student's full potential. Instructors tailor instruction to individuals’ needs, evaluate student progress and provide feedback in a timely manner, promote individual growth and independent thought, and create a positive learning environment. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the https://www.sacredheartusc.education/roots/educational-philosophy is essential.
Basic requirements include but are not limited to:
Bachelor’s or higher in Physical Education/Health, with a current teaching certificate
A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience
Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Sacred Heart community
The School Network
Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to cultivate in our students a personal and active faith in God and to lay the foundation for a meaningful life.
Archdiocese of Detroit
All teachers in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit shall be certified and /or approved for teaching by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan. All teachers are required to hold the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) they are assigned to teach.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status.