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Middle School Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director (2020-21)

Gateway Middle School

Gateway Middle School, a public charter school in San Francisco, is seeking a full-time Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director.  Gateway Middle School is committed to helping each student – regardless of learning style or previous academic achievement – learn the skills, habits and knowledge necessary for success in college and beyond.

Key Characteristics of Gateway Middle School:

  • A small school where all students are known well and supported to achieve at high levels
  • A diverse student body that is supported to be active partners in their education
  • A strong commitment to and respect for diversity and difference
  • An emphasis on four core values and restorative practices to develop positive relationships and community 
  • A faculty who believes that all students learn differently and who vary their approaches to meet individuals’ needs
  • A supportive adult community characterized by continuous learning, reflection and collaboration 

Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director Responsibilities 

  • Teach Physical Education, including teamwork, fitness and nutrition, to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.  
  • Effectively manage a PE Assistant to support physical education classes and lower the student to adult ratio
  • Coordinate and manage Gateway Middle School’s athletic program, including training and supporting coaches, monitoring students’ academic eligibility, managing program budget with principals, securing facilities, and ensuring a positive atmosphere in the program. Current sports offered include volleyball, track/cross country, basketball, tennis, table tennis, and futsal.
  • Work collaboratively with other GMS staff members to plan curriculum and build school culture 


  • Commitment to Gateway's mission is essential, including a desire to work with a diverse student body
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and parents
  • Experience teaching PE and managing and coaching youth athletics programs
  • Initiative, flexibility and creativity to build upon a growing program
  • Current California credential or Intern credential in Physical Education 
  • Bilingual candidates and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply

To Apply:  Please e-mail or send the following:

  1. Your resume and a cover letter addressing your understanding of and commitment to Gateway’s unique mission.  
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Proof of a CA teaching credential or information indicating your eligibility to receive one.
  4. Optional:  A lesson plan or other materials indicative of your educational philosophy.

Contact information:

Gateway Middle School
Attn: Hiring Manager
1512 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115

Gateway’s Mission:

Gateway Middle School supports and challenges all students to discover their unique potential, actively participate in their community, and develop skills and habits to achieve excellence in high school and college.