Middle School Physical Education Teacher/Coach  (Grades 4-9)

Palm Beach Day Academy (PBDA) is seeking a full-time Physical Education (PE) teacher and athletic coach for the 2022-2023 academic year. The ideal candidate will provide a positive learning experience in Physical Education and sports for students in Grades 4-9. Strong candidates will have independent school experience and a background in coaching middle school athletic teams. While knowledge of the activity or sport is important, this faculty member must also be able to communicate effectively with middle school students and demonstrate the proper skills necessary to further one’s development in a variety of athletic endeavors. PBDA’s program is unique in that all PE/sports classes are scheduled during the school day. 

PBDA seeks a candidate who can plan practices, organize teams, and develop a quality athletic program for the sports that we offer in grades 6-9: flag football, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, golf, and softball.  The incoming faculty member will be a role model for our student-athletes and must demonstrate and stress the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Additional duties during the academic day range from advising students and sponsoring a club or activity to actively participating in faculty meetings and professional development.

All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Physical Education, as well as a passion for working with children. Flexibility, creativity, a sense of humor, and a strong work ethic are all critically important.   

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to Shana Dutkewych, incoming Head of Upper School, at sdutkewych@pbday.org.