Citizens of the World Los Angeles

Physical Education Teacher

US-CA-Los Angeles
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Organization Overview

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
  • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity


The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,600 students in three high-performing schools:

  • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
  • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-7th grade and growing to TK-8th grade in 2017-18); and
  • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, currently TK-5th grade and growing to 6-8thgrades over the next three years).


CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in New York City and Kansas City.


Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

  • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.


Position Description

CWC MV is seeking an experienced physical education teacher to lead classes for our growing school and student body.


The Physical Education Teacher’s responsibilities include:

  • Teaching all assigned classes, including knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms, dance and team sports, and other learning activities.
  • Coaching assigned sports, which are anticipated to be: boys and girls basketball, flag football, soccer, track and field.
  • Instructing students in citizenship, positive sporting behavior, and basic subject matter related to physical education
  • Analyzing, demonstrating, and explaining basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
  • Providing individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil, to the extent feasible, while offering alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Staying up to date in innovative teaching strategies, models, and techniques
  • Working collaboratively with department, division, and center directors


The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree/Certification in related field preferred.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification
  • Two (2) or more years of experience teaching physical education.
  • Experience coaching at least two sports.
  • Successful completion of CBEST exam
  • Passion for social emotional learning and physical education
  • Ability to effectively supervise both small and large groups of children
  • An exhibited ability to work with children in a caring and respectful manner in order to create a joyful, caring environment where teaching time always includes community building, conflict resolution skill-building, and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change


The candidate must have:

  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a can-do attitude
  • Personal investment in creating a classroom in which social emotional learning is the foundation of the culture
  • Belief and willingness to ensure that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
  • Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing, and ability to effectively use those skills with a diverse audience.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, including English language learners and students with special needs
  • Excitement about learning and implementing new teaching methods and effective practices that are aligned to the CWC model and positively impact student
  • Knowledge of computer and internet based programs to maintain frequent communication and engagement with students’ families, colleagues, and other school stakeholder
  • Strong motivational and organizational skills.
  • Patience, sense of humor, flexibility and the ability to relate to students in grades TK-8.
  • Basic proficiency with a range of technology such as Microsoft word, Excel, Google suite, etc.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in planning a well-balanced physical education program


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