Physical Education Teachers

Posted: Continuous 2012-01-04
Multiple Schools

Job Title:                Physical Education Teacher 

School/Entity:       All locations

Status:                  Full-time, Salary, Exempt

Location:               Cleveland, Ohio

Reports to:           School Leader


Breakthrough Charter Schools is looking for exceptional teachers!

Position:  Teachers hold primary responsibility for the development and implementation of each school’s curriculum and the success of its students.

Teaching Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Support the school’s mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies toward students, parents/guardians and coworkers.
  • Interact frequently and respectfully with children.
  • Design and effectively deliver developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction which reflects observations and goals of individual children.
  • Establish a classroom culture of high expectations and no excuses that includes college preparation for all children.
  • Work with the faculty and school leadership to frequently examine student data for ongoing refinement of instruction and assessment.
  • Share best practices with other teachers and collaborate with them to improve instructional and assessment practices.
  • Facilitate regular parent/guardian communications and conferences to discuss student progress.
  • Keep the classroom environment organized, attractive and safe

Skills and Characteristics:  We are seeking both experienced and new individuals to the profession.  To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential assigned duty accurately. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Passionate about urban education and our mission
  • Highly qualified in content area and/or grade level
  • Maintain a professional and no excuses attitude
  • Receptive to feedback and desire to grow professionally
  • Has the work ethic and desire to go above and beyond
  • Highly organized
  • Use data to drive instruction

Additional School Specific Characteristics:

  • Citizens Academy/Citizens Academy East:  Self-directed, collaborative individuals who can extend beyond given curricular materials.
  • Citizens Leadership Academy: A keen interest to be part of a faculty team specifically focused on the unique needs and interest of middle school students, and a desire to work with a high degree of faculty collaboration to create a dynamic and academically rigorous curriculum anchored in long-term, project-based Expeditionary Learning that takes learning out of the classroom and into the community and brings community experts to the classroom in order to make learning engaging and relevant for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.
  • Prep Schools (Entrepreneurship Preparatory School and Village Preparatory School): Willingness to collaborate, as many of the classrooms use a co-teaching model within a highly structured learning environment.
  • The Intergenerational School/Near West Intergenerational School:  Interest or experience in using the Nurtured Heart / Responsive Classroom Approach.  Ability and interest in co-creating curriculum with students and colleagues while maintaining rigor.  Intense desire to understand students and design individualized instruction.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid teaching certificate/license or must be in the process of obtaining a valid teaching certificate/license in subject area to be taught

Compensation:  Compensation packages are considered competitive and commensurate with experience. Breakthrough Charter Schools offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision.  Employees also participate in the Ohio STRS or SERS (state retirement system).


To Apply:  Please complete online application at, and upload a current resume and cover letter.


As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Breakthrough Charter Schools

1415 E. 36th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
· Public

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