Vassal Lane Upper School Community:

Vassal Lane Upper School is a vibrant 6-8 middle school, part of the Cambridge Public Schools. We are home to 300 students from three feeder schools. In addition, we have students from all over the world as part of our Sheltered English Immersion program.


We are committed to collaboration and creating environments in which all students learn at high levels. We are mindful of societal inequities and work to challenge injustice. We strive to promote inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, creative expression, resilience, civic engagement, and lifelong learning.


The Role:

The Vassal Lane Upper School in conjunction with the Health and Physical Education Department seeks a Physical Education/Health Teacher, to join our caring and innovative community. The successful candidate will have experience planning and implementing Health and Physical Education instruction 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. As a professional, the teacher will display a collegial spirit that supports and enhances continual professional growth consistent with the educational goals and philosophies of our school community. Moreover, she/he will be fully committed to continuously learning, improving, reflecting and working together to ensure that all students achieve at high levels.


Key Responsibilities:

Your Skill Set:

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

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.