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Physical Education Teacher Applicant Pool - Multiple Locations

Portland Public Schools

This applicant pool is for the 2023/2024 School Year and is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

These positions are temporary, through the end of the 23/24 school year.

How To Apply: Please visit and use job number 26940 to access the full job description and apply.

Salary: $50,020 TO $97,333 (Annual salary based on 1.0 FTE) Work Year: 192 days

About the Role:
Portland Public Schools (PPS) is actively seeking Physical Education Teachers. These positions are temporary for the 2023-2024 school year.

The classroom teacher has major responsibility for the instruction and supervision of students. Instruction of students shall include individual skill development, expansion of knowledge, and development of ability to reason. Supervision of students shall include guidance, development and safety. The classroom teacher functions in accordance with the established policies, rules, regulations and the performance standards of the District/State and the performance goals established for the teacher.

With the District’s focus on eliminating systemic racism and its adverse impact on student learning, we seek to hire individuals who bring to our district a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice.

To learn more about Portland Public Schools, please check out our profile at

1. Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instruction, providing materials which facilitate active learning; monitor student progress and adapt course content delivery methods in order to meet the needs of individual students; instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials, technologies and equipment to support instruction.
2. Promote a culture of high expectations, providing every student with high quality and culturally relevant instruction; support and implement the District’s Educational Racial Equity Policy; create a safe, welcoming classroom environment that reflects and supports the racial and ethnic diversity of the student population and community.
3. Understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing variations within and across cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical areas, diversity of cultures and communities; implement and insure a developmentally appropriate, challenging and high-standards learning environment.
4. Develop and implement instructional practices and strategies that include multiple methods of assessment, support students in meeting rigorous learning goals and engage and encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas.
5. Develop and implement effective classroom management strategies, providing a safe, secure and respectful learning environment; communicate student behavior expectations in a positive manner; convey reminders, rules and expectations with consistency and equity, while recognizing the unique qualities and characteristics of the individual.
6. Understand central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of curriculum; apply concepts to create meaningful learning experiences designed to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity and collaborative problem-solving.
7. Progress toward professional goals and contribute to school-wide goals through self-reflection and self-reporting, teamwork, parent/student surveys, meetings, record keeping, portfolios, peer collaboration and other measures and methods.
8. Establish standards, growth and learning goals for each student; develop “SMART” (Specific and strategic; Measurable; Action-oriented; Rigorous, realistic and results-focused; Timed and tracked) goals including use of baseline and progression data, identifying strategies, measures and evidence of progress standards; report on student progress throughout the school year.
9. Update and maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development as required by school, district, state and federal policies, regulations and laws.
10. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Oregon TSPC License Endorsement requirement: Physical Education
*PPS strongly encourages and recommends everyone who is able, to be vaccinated and remain current on the COVID-19 vaccine.