2024-2025 School Year Physical Education & Middle School Athletic Director

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Barstow School of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking an energetic and innovative individual for a physical education and Middle School athletic director position working with lower and middle school students. Reporting to the Director of Middle School and Athletic Director, this position teaches daily physical education coursework students, while also taking on a leadership role in the athletics department. A successful applicant will have prior physical education experience and the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with students, colleagues and parents.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Plan and execute daily physical education lessons.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents and school community members through both written and spoken communication.
  • Manage grading and assignments for various groups of students in each physical education class.
  • Assist in organizing and executing athletic administration tasks, including scheduling, officiating, game management, uniform and equipment management, coaching observation/evaluation, etc. 
  • Be a passionate supporter of Barstow’s mission of symmetrical development of mind, body and character, championing physical education and Barstow athletics.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & NECESSARY SKILLS
Ideal candidates will possess the following:
  • Significant experience teaching physical education to elementary and middle school aged students, preferably in an independent school setting.
  • A bachelor's degree in physical education or education, preferably a masters degree.
  • Comfort using technology devices and web systems to inform instruction and perform job duties.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to express themselves effectively  to community members.
  • Excitement to collaborate with other physical education faculty and numerous coaches in furthering the school’s athletic goals and vision.
 
 
CONTACT
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a Barstow Employment Application to Dr. Kory Gallagher, Director of Middle School at kory.gallagher@barstowschool.org.
 
ABOUT THE BARSTOW SCHOOL
Located in Kansas City, Missouri and founded in 1884, The Barstow School is a co-educational school
where students in preschool through twelfth grade develop in a challenging educational community. As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the objective of the school remains “to promote sound
scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.”
 
The Barstow School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
This policy of nondiscrimination governs the hiring of employees as well and includes the administration of all benefits and policies throughout the term of employment.
 
ABOUT THE DAN AND CASSIDY TOWRISS IDEA SPACE
Powered by The Barstow School, The Dan and Cassidy Towriss IDEA Space is an innovative learning
center where students and educators explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)
through hands-on experiences. For more information contact: IDEA Space KC.
 
ABOUT BARSTOW GLOBAL ONLINE
Barstow Global Online meets the growing demand for a non-traditional education and adds the proven value of a degree from The Barstow School. BGO is an accredited online school for students in
kindergarten through grade 12. For more information contact: Barstow Global Online[1] .

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