Tonasket School District

Position Opening: Two Secondary Health and PE Teachers

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Tonasket SD is a public school located in rural north-central Washington. It is one of the largest geographical districts in the state!

The Tonasket setting is rural with magnificent topography of mountains and valleys. The Okanogan River, part of the Columbia River system, flows through the town of Tonasket. There are many lakes in the area, some large and others quite small. The climate is best described as semi-arid with four definite seasons.

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Our Mission and Culture

Focused on learning and linking learning to life.

Embrace a welcoming and collaborative school climate that encourages staff and student initiative, dynamic learning, a sense of community, and ethical decision-making, while promoting and valuing mutual respect, safety, health, and our rural heritage.

The Tonasket School District is currently looking to fill two Secondary Health and Physical Education Teacher positions starting in the 2021/22 school year.

The Tonasket School District is now accepting in and out of district applications for:

Two Secondary Health and Physical Education Teachers

In-district requests close March 25, 2021

Open until filled for out of district applications.

To request a transfer (within classification), submit a letter of interest to Anitra Atchison in the district office.

To apply for this position, applicants must complete the on-line application and submit materials through the online system. Go to the district鈥檚 website at the link below. Instructions for completing the on-line application are found on the Employment link. Please call the district office at 509-486-2126 for help if needed.


Secondary Health and Physical Education Teacher

DEPARTMENT: High School/Middle School

REPORTS TO: High School/Middle School Principal

WORK DAYS: Full Time, Monday - Friday


To develop in each pupil an understanding of the relationship of good body function and exercise; to motivate each pupil to cultivate physical fitness, hygienic habits, and good social and emotional adjustment; to discover and develop talents of pupils in physical achievement; to develop strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each pupil鈥檚 ability.


Valid Washington state teaching certificate with appropriate endorsement as required by law and regulations or develop a plan to obtain necessary endorsement.


Qualifications Required:

  1. Valid and appropriate professional education certificate with the appropriate endorsement for the state of Washington, or develop a plan to gain endorsement

  2. Background in physical education desirable.

  3. Demonstrated success in the implementation of the knowledge referenced above.

  4. Demonstrated evidence of classroom management skills.

  5. Demonstrated successful physical education teaching experience at the elementary level is preferred.

  6. Active involvement in professional organizations is desired.

Performance Responsibilities:

The performance elements listed below are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect an all-inclusive scope of responsibilities.

  1. Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms, and dance, and individual, dual, or team sports, utilizing a course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.

  2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.

  3. Works cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning a balanced physical education program.

  4. Analyzes, demonstrates and explains basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of formal sports, games rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.

  5. Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil, to the extent feasible.

  6. May teach Physical Education classes for handicapped pupils, interscholastic athletics.

  7. Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of pupils.

  8. Maintains control of storage and use of school-owned property.

  9. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.

  10. Evaluates each pupil鈥檚 growth in physical skills, knowledge, and contribution in team sports.

  11. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.

  12. Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.

  13. Selects and requisitions equipment, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.

  14. Communicates with parents and teachers on pupil progress.

  15. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.

  16. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.

  17. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

  18. Performs other duties as many, from time to time, as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • Successful clearance of the FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

  • Successful Washington State Sexual Misconduct clearance.

  • Completion of Federal I-9, Employment Verification Eligibility form.

Tonasket School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Steve McCullough, Superintendent, 35 HWY 20 East. Ph. 509-486-2126 email:

El Distrito Escolar de Tonasket no discrimina en cualquier programa o actividad sobre la base de sexo, raza, credo, religi贸n, color, origen nacional, edad, veterano o militar, orientaci贸n sexual, expresi贸n o identidad de g茅nero, discapacidad, o el uso de una perro gu铆a entrenado o animal de servicio y proporciona un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. El siguiente empleado(s) ha sido designado para manejar las preguntas y quejas por presunta discriminaci贸n: Steve McCullough, Superintente 35 HWY 20 East. Tel. 509-486-2126 correo electr贸nico: