physical education teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Caring, organized, and resourceful physical education teacher, boasting over 20 years as a karate instructor and 18 years as a school teacher, now ready again to demonstrate versatility, innovative teaching style, and proven discipline in the classroom. Equipped with positive attributes that motivate students to embrace mind and body to achieve educational goals while embarking on their journey to become life-long learners. Exhibits exemplary interpersonal skills to cultivate positive and effective rapport with students to better understand and fulfill their academic and social needs, as well as aid in the development of lesson plans. A strong commitment to excellence, eager to embrace new teaching and learning methodologies to ensure that the lesson plan remains focused on the students.

  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Performance Assessments
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Use of Manipulatives
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Effective Listening
  • Student Motivation & Engagement
  • Integration of technology
  • CPI Trained
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Relationship Building
  • Individual & Team Sports
  • Physical Fitness
  • Equipment Management
Teaching Experience
Physical Education Teacher, 08/2006 to 07/2021
Sahuarita Unified School DistrictSahuarita, AZ,
  • Cultivated collaborative and innovative learning environment to meet each student's unique educational needs in regular and Adapted P.E. classes.
  • Worked together with other members of team in staff and IEP meetings to discuss student progress and adjust plans to meet changing demands.
  • Instructed students with disabilities, including Intellectually Disabled, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, and Autism.
  • Communicated verbally and nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Designed lesson plans to reach and exceed learning objectives that align with state and national physical education standards.
  • Monitored student physical fitness with standardized assessments and devised appropriate individual goals.
  • Employed the use of manipulatives such as literature, creative writing, dance, guest speakers, journal writing, movies, music, photography, reading, songs, and sports to enhance students' attention to subject matter.
  • Created annual Field Day and led schoolwide assembly to start out the event.
  • Successfully ran Jump Rope For Heart/Kids Heart Challenge for over 10 years.
  • Mentored new physical education teachers.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate and make decisions.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help whenever needed.
  • Ran successful P.E. program during the remote phase of pandemic using technology.
  • Attended educational workshops.
  • Volunteer as Polish translator.
  • Lunch & Recess Supervision.
Karate Teacher (Volunteer), 01/1996 to 11/2019
Joliet Public Schools District 86Joliet, IL,
  • Developed and implemented curriculum for students either from a one-on-one format or whole-class of 30 students ranging from the age of 5-years to over 50-years, with diverse learning aptitude and style.
  • Design strength and endurance training programs specifically for female students participating in full contact karate competitions.
  • Taught basic karate techniques to children and adults.
  • Reviewed and evaluated students progress.
Physical Education and Health Teacher, 08/2001 to 06/2004
Des Plaines School District 62City, STATE,
  • Inner district traveling Physical Education and Health teacher.
  • Taught small groups and classes over thirty (Kind. to 8th grade).
  • Implemented and created innovative and exciting P.E. and Health curriculum to appeal to different learning styles, as well as ESL students and making material relatable to new technological advances in the industry.
  • Exhibited superior organizations skills while successfully working as traveling teacher between elementary and middle school.
  • Created interactive bulletin boards that engaged students in the learning process.
  • Organized friendly intra-school sports competitions to include volleyball, soccer, softball and track & field.
  • Utilized a variety of learning strategies to help students relate to the world around them and adapt basic skills in preparation for promotion to the next great level.
  • Maintained effective classroom management, providing clear and consistent direction to ensure a structured environment that empowers students to embrace the learning process.
  • Volunteered as Polish translator.
Physical Education Student Teacher, 03/2001 to 04/2001
Elk Grove High SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Physical Education Teacher and Assistant Track and Field Coach.
Physical Education Student Teacher, 01/2001 to 02/2001
North Elementary SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Physical Education and Health Teacher.
Education & Certifications
Master of Arts: Curriculum And Instruction, Expected in 08/2004
Concordia University Chicago - River Forest, IL
  • Summer 2002-Summer 2004 - Dean's List
  • 4.0/4 GPA
Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology: Physical Education, Expected in 05/2001
University of Illinois At Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • Fall 1999, 2000, Spring 2001 - Dean's List
  • 4.2/5 GPA
Certifications: , Expected in
State of Illinois - Professional Educator License - Physical Education - Kindergarten through Grade 9,
Foreign Language: , Expected in
Polish - Proficient In Oral And Written ,
  • Fourth Degree Black Balt in Karate
  • The Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame (since 2020)
  • Represented Team USA in 7 World Women Kyokushin Karate Championships (New York and Tokyo, Japan)
  • Polish Athlete of the Year Award (2009)
  • Numerous High School awards in Track & Field, Cross Country, Soccer, ans Volleyball
  • Illinois State High School qualifier in 100m-dash and 4x100m relay in Track & Field
  • Polish/English Translator for the National Polish Team at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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School Attended

  • Concordia University Chicago
  • University of Illinois At Chicago
  • State of Illinois - Professional Educator License
  • Polish

Job Titles Held:

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Karate Teacher (Volunteer)
  • Physical Education and Health Teacher
  • Physical Education Student Teacher
  • Physical Education Student Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certifications
  • Foreign Language

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