PE/Health Teacher

Position Title:
PE/Health Teacher

Position #: 00055719

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive,
Clarkston, GA 30021

Description of Duties:
Organize lessons and classes that promote age appropriate physical activity among children and young adults from kindergarten to high school; create and maintain a classroom conducive to learning based on student assessments and data using the best practices of bilingual pedagogy and differentiated instruction; utilize effective classroom management for optimal learning including managing student behavior; model appropriate behavior and promote self-control; develop motor skills and physical development among younger children and proper exercise and eating habits among older children; teach skills that students will need to participate in physical activity outside of the physical education class and skills students will need for a lifetime of physical activity; observe and inform students of corrective measures necessary for skill and improvement; adjust the curricula to adapt to children with different levels of physical and cognitive ability; teach cognitive concepts about motor skills and fitness; explain and enforce safety rules governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of sports and exercise equipment; teach age appropriate Health units and classes that include sex education and drug awareness.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess or be eligible to obtain Georgia Teacher Certification in the area of Deaf/Hard of Hearing students
  • Applicants must exhibit the ability to communicate in American Sign Language during the interview with the expectation of obtaining an American Sign Language Proficiency Instrument (ASLPI) rating of 3 or above within three years from date of hire

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

  • Possesses or is eligible to obtain Georgia Teacher Certification in the grade or content area of the prospective position
  • Three years of experience teaching deaf/hard of hearing students
  • ASL proficiency at 3+ or above as measured by the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Salary/Benefits:Paid on the Georgia Teacher Salary Schedule based on teaching certification and creditable years of experience. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Teachers' Retirement or Employees' Retirement

Submit a cover letter, resume AND State of Georgia Application to:

AASD Recruiter
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
Telephone: (404) 341-788

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volue of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.  The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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