DAPE/Physical Education Teacher

    • Categories:

    • Licensed

    • Grades:

    • 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Required

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:




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      Christine Lande
      HR Generalist

      Phone: 612-351-4469

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Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Developmental Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE) / Physical Education Teacher
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Building Principal/Special Education Coordinator
SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

The role of the DAPE/Physical Education Teacher is to support the development of lifelong health and fitness for students with disabilities In addition, to design individualized physical education plans based upon the students’ ability levels rather than grade level standards.

Design and teach DAPE/physical education programs that are based on the current IEP or assessed needs of each student and provide research-based, quality instruction to each student in the least restrictive environment.

Act as part of the IEP team and child study team for DAPE-qualified students; attending all qualified meetings with staff and parents and providing necessary information on student progress.

Assess students for DAPE qualification or re-evaluation purposes.

Interpret students’ test results and needs; contributing to IEP documentation by writing present levels, goals and objectives.

Act as part of the IEP team and child study team for DAPE-qualified students.

Model, implement and evaluate strategies related to learning, social, emotional and behavioral needs to enhance DAPE/Phy-Ed curriculum.

Maintain control and storage of all Lionsgate owned equipment used for physical education/DAPE.

Participate in professional growth activities including conferences, workshops, coursework, committees, etc.

Work cooperatively in sharing knowledge, skill and expertise with others and consult with teachers regarding best practices for classroom programming.

Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written communication with all individuals.

Regular, prompt attendance

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Student focus

Considerable knowledge of specific disabilities, primarily autism

Strong understanding of child development and human anatomy

Understanding of learning theory

Classroom and behavior management skills

Teamwork orientation

Ethical Conduct


Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

Stress Management/Composure

Extensive knowledge of fitness equipment and exercise programming.

Ability to scaffold traditional physical activity skills for a wide range of learning styles.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Ability to write reports and correspondence.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, staff members and families.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, mean, mode and median.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


MN Physical Education and DAPE license

One year previous experience in middle or high school setting

Ability to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete required job task

Dual licensure in Physical and Health education

Experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or mental health conditions

Institution Description

Lionsgate Academyis a thriving, high-quality public charter school (grades 7-12) with a mission to foster self determination by providing a transition-focused, personalized learning program for all students, specializing in educating students with autism spectrum disorders.

While Lionsgate is open to all students of all abilities, our program is inclusively designed to meet the unique needs of students on the autism spectrum. These supports also benefit students without disabilities as well as those with disabilities other than autism.

Lionsgate Academy is expanding and is adding a campus in Shoreview, Minnesota! We are looking for passionate and driven educators, who believe in our mission and are interested in becoming founding members of our new school. Lionsgate Shoreview will launch with 60-70 students in grades 7-10 and will expand to include grades 11 and 12 in subsequent years. In partnership with our administration, Shoreview staff will have the opportunity to develop and grow this new campus!

Application Instructions/Comments

Apply online at http://lionsgate.academy/about/employment/

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