Job Title:         Teacher                                                                  Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

Reports to:      Principal                                                                Fund Source:

Dept./School:  Assigned Campus                                                   Date Revised:  04/20/2021

Primary Purpose:

Create a classroom environment that fosters, promotes and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability. Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.



Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned

Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of core academic subject assigned

General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills



At least one year student teaching or approved internship

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies

  1. Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual or team sports, utilizing the district’s curriculum and other appropriate learning activities.
  2. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Hearne ISD.
  3. Works cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning and implementing a balanced physical education program.
  4. Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
  5. Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course and SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
  6. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.
  7. Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
  8. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
  9. Maintains control of storage and use of school property.
  10. Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports.
  11. Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
  12. Supervises students in out of classroom activities during the assigned working day.
  13. Administers testing in accordance with division testing practices.
  14. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  15. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  16. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
  17. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  18. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  19. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
  20. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  21. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
  22. Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
  23. Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

Student Growth and Development

  1. Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
  2. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  3. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
  4. Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

Classroom Management and Organization

  1. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  2. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  3. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  4. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.


  1. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
  2. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  3. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

Professional Growth and Development

  1. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  2. Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
  3. Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including PTO, student clubs and after-school activities.
  4. Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers.
  5. Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  6. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  7. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.







The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.


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