Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content–rich education.

Alma gets results for kids. After fewer than three years at Alma, our scholars outperform their district peers in reading ability and surpass their suburban peers in mathematics achievement. In addition, we’re known for being a highly inclusive school. Over 30% of scholars at Alma receive some additional academic or behavioral support and we have been nationally recognized for our effectiveness in serving this population.

Physical Education Teacher Role:

Alma del Mar is seeking a Physical Education Teacher to develop and deliver a high-quality physical education and health curriculum. The Physical Education teacher will be responsible for teaching physical education to 450 scholars in grades K-8. The Physical Education Teacher will be expected to collaborate with other team members. To succeed on this team, you must set and maintain a high bar for yourself and for your students, you must grow constantly, and you must effectively build relationships with students, families and colleagues.

Who We’re Looking For

We seek outstanding teachers with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
  • Commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles & fitness among children
  • At least one year of experience teaching high quality PE curriculum to elementary and/or middle school students
  • Experience designing curriculum
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of personal organization
  • Bilingual preferred


What You Can Expect

  • Unlimited tea and coffee, for when you need a boost
  • Weekly professional development (with snacks) and $1,000 PD stipend
  • Weekly meetings with someone who supports you
  • Fully stocked supply closets for all your classroom needs and an additional PE classroom budget
  • 2-3 prep periods per day
  • Monthly birthday breakfast!


Please include in your cover letter a response to the following questions:
• What about the Alma del Mar mission inspires you?
• What part of your teaching practice best supports Alma’s approach to education?
• In what ways have you held all of your students to high expectations?