Phys-Ed Teacher Resume Sample

This phys-ed teacher resume sample really stands out due to its unique formatting and structure. It is sure to catch the eye of the potential school's recruitment committee!

Using a quote at the top of this physical education teacher resume is a dramatic, eye-catching beginning, which immediately creates interest and value to the reader. Use quotes, also known as testimonials, in your P.E. resume, if appropriate. It increases your credibility by providing a written confirmation of the quote during the interview.

Whether you are an elementary, middle, or high school teacher this example of a physical education resume will provide some insight on the important things to include. Included in this resume or any CV or resume we write are critical education / teaching keywords. If your CV or resume is scanned by the application tracking system – applitrack system it needs to have keywords, let's call it a searchable resume.

This physical education resume sample uses a unique font for section headers, a bullet-point format for key skills and accomplishments, and bold font to make key pieces of information stand out. Instead of using a typical chronological resume format where teaching experiences are listed in order, this resume utilizes a key teaching skills and accomplishments section and then lists the work experience later.

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Utilizing this style of resume, also known as a combination or functional resume, places more focus on accomplishments and skills versus specific experience and roles. This type of resume format is preferred for people with limited experience or career changers, as this client was.

The job candidate's profile does a great job of demonstrating his commitment to helping students improve their grades, develop good sportsmanship, and earn a well-rounded education. It forms a strong opening statement about who he is as candidate, as well as the value he would bring to a school.

Rodney's professional profile is followed by his education section which shows that he has multiple degrees in education and a certificate in tutoring.

The details of his work experience are highlighted in the selected skills and accomplishments section. The bullet points contained in this section are further divided into subheadings by area of teaching. Each bullet-point starts out with an action word, giving it more impact and demonstrating a skill in a concrete example/achievement. These job achievements clearly demonstrate his skills in the areas of curriculum and assessment.

Because he has limited teaching experience, these accomplishments highlight his skills as an educator without bringing unwanted attention to his lack of teaching experience. A reader will quickly realize the great achievements he has made in past roles, such as "spearheaded a volunteer program to fulfill a need for students requiring additional assistance outside the classroom".

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The second page of this phys-ed resume sample continues with the selected skills and accomplishments section. You will notice that it has been properly headlined with his name at the top of the page along with the page number, followed by a heading detailing the continuation of the skills and accomplishments section.

The achievements highlighted in the second page of this example are divided into two sections of student/parent relations and classroom presentation. The professional achievements in the second page continue to be strong accomplishments, including:

"Planned numerous extracurricular activities, including organizing tournaments, coordinating transportation, and chaperoning students on out-of-town trips".

Achievements are the most important part of a resume, so make sure to include them in your physical education (phys-ed) teacher resume. Instead of just listing your duties and teaching skills, accomplishments show what you have done for a school in the past, letting a potential school know what you can do for them in the future.

Achievements should follow the C.A.R. method: challenge, action, result. What was a challenge you faced, what actions did you take to solve it, and what was the end result?

Following the end of the achievements section are Rodney's professional experience information. You will notice that we've divided his professional experience into two groups – one for teaching-related experience and one for his past career. Because he is making a career change to education, we want to highlight his teaching experience separately. Since changing careers, he has gained three years of P.E. teaching experience, as well as substitute teaching experience.

This sample physical education teacher resume also highlights the teaching candidate's community service and awards, which gives extra credibility to his dedication to helping students and others within the local community. His certificates in various areas are also highlighted on the second page of this resume. We have also showcased the client's ability to develop a relationship with students and parents alike, while encouraging greater parent involvement within the school.

We have also developed an exceptional educational cover letter to complement this P.E. teacher resume. It is essential you tailor both job application documents to the position you are applying for. We can help you highlight your credentials, experience, and passion for education in a meaningful and convincing manner, like we did with this client.

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1937-56th Avenue Edmonton, Alberta V8R 2V9
Phone: 780-555-1222 ~ ~ Cell: 780-555-5455


Dedicated to Creating a Positive Learning Environment and Making a Difference in Students' Lives


"Rodney's strong desire and ability to instantly build rapport and respect with students, combined with his exceptional classroom management skills, ensures he will be remembered as a teacher who made a difference." Principal Tupper, Edmonton, AB


Flexible, dynamic teaching professional committed to engaging students in the process of becoming advocates of healthy lifestyle choices with regard to fitness, nutrition, risk-taking, goal setting, and decision making for lifelong health, wellness, and academic success. Strives to help students improve their learning outcomes and supports colleagues and administrators in facilitating each child's social and intellectual growth by creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication. Exceptional communicator with students and parents, with a caring and diplomatic manner. Encourages socialization, sportsmanship, and team spirit; motivates students so physical fitness will be an enjoyable part of life.

Key strengths include:

* Creative Lesson Planning
* Activity Coordination & Scheduling
* Classroom Management
* Developmentally Appropriate Activities
* Peer Partner Learning
* Student Motivation & Coaching
* Recreational Activities
* Demonstrations / Drill & Practice




Advanced Diploma in Education (2013) – University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Major: English & Drama

Bachelor of Education Degree (2012) – University of Red Deer, Red Deer, AB
Major: P.E., Health, Social Studies, and History

Certificate in Tutor Training (2008) – Bill's Regional College, Edmonton, AB
Focus: English Literacy




Curriculum Development

* Developed innovative curriculum to instruct individual students, small groups, and classes of 30+ students.

* Increased students' fitness levels by incorporating daily active warm-ups to improve cardio and strength; students improved in physical fitness scores from winter to spring.

* Used unconventional methods and resources to educate students in sports strategies, game play, teamwork, and physical fitness.

* Created a comprehensive classroom social studies learning resource which encouraged students to take home, use and learn the material. Commended by the principal for this "outstanding" learning tool.

Educational Assessment

* Spearheaded volunteer program to fulfill a need for students requiring additional assistance outside the classroom.

* Reviewed numerous classroom assessment methods and techniques and adopted effective tools that were aligned to provincial and school board standards.

* Recognized the need for appropriate pacing and delay time to ensure all students properly comprehended the material before moving on in the lesson.
Student / Parent Relations

* Cultivated parent involvement through consistent written and verbal communication and by inviting classroom participation.

* Captured students' interest in learning by providing training, support and guidance.

* Planned numerous extracurricular activities, including organizing tournaments, coordinating transportation, and chaperoning students on out-of-town field trips.

Classroom Presentation

* Identified students' individualism and developed curriculum to accommodate different learning styles, maximizing student comprehension.

* Established comfortable, student-focused, two-way communication that empowered students to enjoy the learning process.

* Maintained productive learning environment by stating classroom rules, holding students accountable for their actions, and implementing consistent and fair consequences.




Full Time Physical Education Teacher (Grades 5-11)
Valley School – Edmonton, AB    2016 – Present

Substitute Teacher
Public School Board – Edmonton, AB       2013 – 2016



Administrative Assistant
Somewhere Office – Edmonton, AB         2012

Marketing Associate
Retail Associate – Edmonton, AB               2007 – 2012




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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Edmonton, AB (2010)




Rotary Club, Edmonton, AB (2013-Present)
Football Coach, Mini League, Edmonton, AB (2015-Present)
Reading Network, Edmonton, AB (2016-Present) – Volunteer Award for Tutoring
Make a Difference Community School, Edmonton, AB (2010-2015) – Outstanding Volunteer Award
Regional College, Edmonton, AB (2010-2012) – Recognition for Teaching Adult Literacy and ESL

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