Physical Education Teacher/Coach – Jackson, MS

Ambition Preparatory Charter School is deeply committed to ensuring that every student in grades K-8 receive the high-quality education that they deserve. Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and self- discipline needed for college and life success through high-quality instruction, intensive academic supports, and hard work. We are a new college preparatory elementary and middle school authorized by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board to open our doors to Kindergarten and first-grade students in Jackson, MS in August 2019.

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Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Prepare lessons that reflect best practices and accommodations for individual differences of students
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to communicate these objectives to the students
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, the physical limitations of the space provided, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
  • Assess student learning, through observations, authentic performance, and more formal methods, in an ongoing manner, providing frequent student feedback, information to parents and written progress reports
  • Utilize diagnostic assessment tools to identify learning strengths and needs of every student, on a regular basis, for the purpose of intervention and/or acceleration toward academic and leadership standards
  • See the assistance of Student Support Services, as needed
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to assure safety in the classroom and the school for all students
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
  • Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
  • Develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior
  • Maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner
  • Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day
  • Maintain and improve professional competence
  • Participate in all professional development opportunities
  • Actively participate in team meetings and serve on staff committees
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and community members
  • Work with school staff to plan and lead enrichment clubs
  • Support the Dean of School Operations with daily school systems
  • Participate in community outreach opportunities
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Desired and Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Mississippi teaching certification required for Physical Education
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with under-resourced communities, families, and/or students
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships and trust with leaders, teachers, parents, and community
  • Experience in managing and influencing teams and individuals to meet specific and strategic outcomes
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district

Desired Characteristics

  • Unwavering commitment to Ambition Prep’s mission, students, families, and community is non- negotiable
  • The belief that all students can learn at a high level, regardless of race, culture, or socioeconomic status
  • Ability to multi-task and work with an ambiguous, fast-moving, start-up environment
  • Team player: demonstrates maturity, growth mindset, strong work ethic, follow through and flexibility
  • Ability to take constructive feedback and quickly incorporate feedback
  • Innovative, creative, organized and willing to take risks


Ambition Preparatory Charter School offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Ambition Preparatory Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis, of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.

Disclaimer: This job description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals hired into this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Ambition Prep reserves the right to change any or all content of this job description based on business needs.

Job Type: Full-time



  • MS Teaching Certificate (Required)

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