Cambridge Public SchoolsHealth & Wellness Teacher, Gr 6-8, Putnam Avenue Upper School

Cambridge Public Schools

Health & Wellness Teacher, Gr 6-8, Putnam Avenue Upper School (PS 5635 19-20)

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TitleHealth & Wellness Teacher, Gr 6-8, Putnam Avenue Upper School
Posting IDPS 5635 19-20

Putnam Avenue Upper School Community:  

At the Putnam Avenue Upper School, we believe that all of our students can and will be successful in and out of school and beyond, no matter what their circumstances are. We believe that our students are headed towards the “Good Life.” That is, we believe that our students will be college-ready and will become successful and contributing members of society with the best possible quality of life. In order to live the “Good Life,” students will develop a sense of mastery of our core values of passion, pride, and ownership with balance and perseverance. 


The Role:

The Putnam Avenue Upper School, in partnership with the Health, Wellness, and Physical Education department, seeks a Health & Wellness Teacher for the 19-20 School Year. Reporting directly Coordinator of Health and Physical Education and to the Head of the Upper School, the Health & Wellness Teacher will teach Health Education according to the Massachusetts Health Curriculum Framework, the National Health Education Standards, the National Sexuality Education Standards and the National Physical Education Standards. S/he will teach the Health and Physical Education curriculum weekly and lead electives courses.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize accepted H/PE department strategies and techniques, which have been developed as a framework for enhancing life skills development and encouraging meaningful dialogue between students, teachers, and parents/guardians.
  • Coordinate guest speakers and special presentations for grades 6-8.
  • Build school-wide relationships with students, staff and parents by participating on appropriate committees and by engaging students in various programs and school-wide health promotion activities.      
  • Be responsible for all reports, data collection, inventory and purchasing as well as other duties as may be designated by the Coordinator of Health and Physical Education or the Health Education Program Leader.

Your Skill Set:

As the incoming Health and Wellness Teacher you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience and/or education in Health Education.
  • Successful teaching experience in an urban setting.
  • Massachusetts Certification in PK-12 Health/ Family/Consumer Science.
  • A love for children and desire to work with 6-8 grade students.

How to Join Our Team:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and commitment to equity in education meet the qualifications of the position as well as stating how you heard about this opportunity


At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeCambridge Education Association Unit A Salary
LocationHealth & Physical Education

Applications Accepted

Start Date04/23/2019