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Physical Education Teacher and Assistant Coach
Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 3/3/2023
Job ID: 69867
Position/Title: Physical Education Teacher and Assistant Coach
Employer: Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
Department: Health and Physical Education/ Athletics
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  Physical Education
Category / Heading #2: Coaching  All Coaching
Category / Heading #3:  
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

Physical Education Teacher and Assistant Coach Position

The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge seeks a Physical Education Teacher to work with students in PreK-3 through 5th grade for the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition, the Physical Education Teacher will be an assistant coach for at least two Upper School and/or Middle School athletic teams. The Physical Education Teacher is an integral part of the Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, and Athletics Department, a community of teachers who embrace the whole-child educational philosophy and who help students develop athletically and live healthy lives. A physical education teacher at the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge must be passionate about teaching students of all ages the importance of physical education through creative and well-thought-out activities.  It is important that the educator be adaptable, resourceful in using a variety of spaces, demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and learning, and easily collaborate with colleagues. This position is a ten-month full-time position with annual renewal which begins August 2023. 

Description of School

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, a college preparatory educational community of approximately 950 students and approximately 170 professionals, includes grades PreK-3 through 12 that embraces the whole-child educational philosophy. As an Episcopal school, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge was created to be a diverse institution of educational and human development for all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion. We are created to “strive for justice and peace among all people and [to] respect the dignity of every human being.”  Episcopal is known for its academic performance, for its attention to the spiritual lives of its students, and for offering a wide range of opportunities for student education and development. Opportunities to excel in academics, arts, athletics, service, and community leadership characterize the school’s program.

Physical Education Teaching Duties

  • Teach Physical Education classes to early childhood and lower-school-aged children, and potentially middle school students at times, using innovative games and challenges that promote physical activity among all students.

  • Provide engaging, fun, and effective instruction that encourages a health and wellness foundation for students, helps students develop age-appropriate motor skills, and develops proper exercise habits.

  • Ensure maximum participation for all students regardless of skill level.

  • Communicate in developmentally-appropriate ways through an altruistic approach that clearly communicates that every student can succeed and will benefit from a physically active, healthy lifestyle.

  • Focus on making learning visible through effective student engagement. 

  • Work collaboratively with other teachers in planning and implementing age-appropriate activities.

  • Evaluate not only physical growth but also social and emotional growth.

  • Attend scheduled faculty/division/department meetings

  • Participate in professional development 

  • Perform additional faculty duties assigned including, but not limited to supervising students during carpool, lunch, advisory, recess, and so forth.

Assistant Coaching Duties

  • Supervise student-athletes and teams as assigned by the Athletic Director.

  • Instruct student-athletes in individual and team fundamentals, strategy, and physical training as outlined by the head coach.

  • Be knowledgeable about and responsible for implementing all athletic policies, including Episcopal’s athletic policies as well as state, league, and sport rules and regulations.

  • Follow the head coach’s directions in carrying out practice plans, game plans, and team organization.

  • Attend coaches’ meetings and professional clinics.

  • Assist the head coach in maintaining necessary forms, records, and paperwork.

  • Oversee the safety conditions, general cleanliness, and general maintenance of equipment and sports facilities, including, but not limited to facility prep and takedown for practices and games, laundry, disinfecting, equipment organization, and storage solutions.

  • Recommend to the head coach budgetary needs for the program.

  • Work within the basic framework and philosophy of the head coach of that sport.

  • Assist the head coach in all aspects of the program.

Our School Mission

As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge nurtures and develops the whole child -- spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically and artistically -- through challenging academic and co-curricular programs which prepare our graduates for college and for purposeful lives.

Our Episcopal Identity

Episcopal schools are Christian communities whose missions integrate spiritual formation into all aspects of the educational experience in a graceful and inclusive way. Even the most diverse of Episcopal schools are created to be communities that honor, celebrate and worship God as the center of life. We are created to be models of God’s love and grace. We are created to serve God in Christ in all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion. We are created to “strive for justice and peace among all people and [to] respect the dignity of every human being.” 

Episcopal schools have been established, however, not solely as communities for Christians, like a parish church, but as diverse institutions of educational and human development for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Episcopal schools are populated by a rich variety of human beings, from increasingly diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds. By weaving the principles of meaningful school worship, rich community life, foundational religious education, and striving for social justice into the very fabric of the school’s overall life, Episcopal schools ensure that we challenge all who attend our schools to build lives of genuine meaning, purpose and service in the world they will inherit.

Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 1-3 Years


Personal and Professional Characteristics and Experiences

  • A bachelor’s degree in physical education or certification in physical education is required.

  • An ability to meet the needs of students of various ages and learning needs through differentiated instruction.

  • Creativity in lesson design that balances content, skill, and student self-direction through the use of a variety of instructional methods.

  • Appreciation for and understanding of school-aged children, demonstrating a loving and nurturing temperament.

  • Excellent classroom management skills that promote a positive classroom environment.

  • Familiarity with technology or ability and desire to learn about technology for lesson design, lesson implementation, and recording student progress.

  • An ability to communicate clearly and with appropriate empathy to students, parents, and colleagues.

  • Collaborative spirit when working with colleagues within the same department across grade levels and within the same grade level across departments.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Embraces the whole-child educational philosophy and seeks to help students develop in all aspects.

Tuition Remission: No
Spend for Graduate Study: No
Relocation Assistance/Allowance: No
Support/Sponsor Work visas to overseas candidates: No
ON Campus Housing: No
OFF Campus Housing: No
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Contact Info

Submission Information

Episcopal will offer a competitive salary and benefits for this position. Digital applications are preferred and welcomed at or can be emailed to Please include an employment application, cover letter, resume, and copy of transcripts. Application materials can also be sent to Attn: Employment, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, 3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment upon any basis, including race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or military service.