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Greenhill School, Head Coach/Physical Education Teacher/2nd sport coach

By IWLCA Admin, 11/05/18, 11:30AM EST

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Founded in 1950, Greenhill School is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling 1,300 students in grades pre-kindergarten-12.  The school is located on a 78-acre campus approximately 12 miles north of downtown Dallas.

The School’s mission statement reads: “Greenhill School is a diverse community of learners that strives for excellence; values individuality; fosters a passion for learning; promotes the balanced development of mind, body and character; encourages service; and instills a respect for others.”  Consistent with its mission and its steadfast commitments to excellence, diversity, individuality, and community, Greenhill combines a rigorous, creative academic program with outstanding opportunities in arts and athletics for students from disparate ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and racial backgrounds.  The school is widely known for its exceptional educational environment and has a national reputation for graduating highly qualified students who are well prepared to succeed at the most competitive colleges and universities and in later life.  

The school seeks an outstanding educator for a Physical Education Teacher/Head Girls Lacrosse Coach/2nd sport coach to collaborate/work closely with the Head of Athletics & Physical Education.  This is a 10-month, exempt faculty position.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have:

  • an earnest, active and ongoing commitment to increasing her/his cultural competency and to valuing and respecting the myriad cultural differences among members of the Greenhill Community and beyond; 
  • bachelor’s degree with major or minor in Physical Education and/or experience in Physical Education; advanced degrees are welcomed, encouraged, and often very helpful;
  • committed experience to teaching and coaching;
  • ability to lead the girls’ lacrosse program in Upper School (Grades 9-12) with support for the Middle School (Grades 7-8) and Hornet Sports Association (Prek-6).
  • ability to lead/coach a second sport in Middle (Grades 7-8) or Upper School (Grades 9-12)
  • competence in effective teaching techniques and content knowledge appropriate to the teaching and coaching position;
  • ability to plan effectively for instructions and maintains an environment for effective learning;
  • leaderships skills and the ability to motivate students;
  • ability to communicate effectively with colleague, students, and parents;
  • willingness to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth;
  • commitment to value teaching in a cooperative and problem-solving environment;
  • creative strategies for motivating students of all ability levels;
  • willingness to work collaboratively and be a part of a team process;
  • willingness to promote positive school/community relations;
  • enthusiasm, optimism, punctuality, dependability, and flexibility;
  • a sense of humor;
  • first-aid/CPR/AED certifications;

PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Physical Education Teaching:  Five class responsibilities each trimester including coaching

  • Organize and teach skills, challenges, and games that promote physical activity among children in the Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School level.
  • Create a classroom that provides a welcoming, nurturing and stimulating environment appropriate to the developmental level of the students.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of lesson plans that follow the mapped curriculum for each grade level.
  • Evaluate students’ progress and achievement based on standards/benchmarks through formal and informal assessments at multiple points of the school year.

Coaching:  Head Girls Lacrosse,  2nd Sport at the Middle School or Upper School Level

  • Encourage, train, and coach the student-athletes of the girls lacrosse program (Grades 9-12);
  • Coordinate the development and promotion the girls lacrosse program (Grades 7-12) in conjunction with the mission of the school;
  • Collaborate with the Head of Athletics on hiring, retention, evaluation, and professional development of girls lacrosse coaching staff;
  • Schedule and organize practice sessions for Upper School girls lacrosse teams;
  • Schedule girls lacrosse games in conjunction with the Head of Athletics & Physical Education;
  • Coordinate girls lacrosse camp selection with families of players wishing to be more competitive
  • Work closely with the College Counseling office in the recruitment/placement of players in NCAA women’s lacrosse programs.
  • Represent Greenhill School and the girls’ lacrosse program in a professional manner and within the bounds of good sportsmanship.
  • Encourage, train, and coach the student-athletes of a Middle School (Grades 7-8) or Upper School program (Grades 9-12) in a second sport;

If you have any questions, feel free to call Chad Wabrek, Head of Athletics & Physical Education, at (972) 628-5614 (office) or (502) 381-5677 (cell) or email at wabrekc@greenhill.org

All applicants must complete the on-line application to be considered for the position.