Under the general supervision of the building principal, the substitute teacher will address educational needs of individual students by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, staff and administration regarding the daily progress, expectations and goals.


Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Administers district and state approved curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Executes lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school’s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Assists in the supervision of students in the classroom and other areas of the school facility. This may include bus arrival/dismissal, lunch and/or recess, school related activities or field trips during contracted hours, and emergency drills/situations.
  • Works with individuals or a group of students in the daily routine of the classroom under the regular classroom teacher’s direction. This may include assisting the teacher with classroom management and/or implementation of behavioral management plan(s); assisting students with daily work, and assessments; assisting students with technology (audio-visual, computer, adaptive educational equipment); and maintaining records for individual students.
  • Keeps teachers/administrator informed of all relevant student-related matters.
  • Duties and responsibilities as requested by the supervisor may vary from time to time.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Works well with others.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Contributes to creating a positive working environment.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff.
  • Demonstrates integrity and respects confidentiality.
  • Arrives on time and works consistently until the end of his/her scheduled day.
  • Works independently and with confidence.
  • Demonstrates ability to grasp and adjust to new and changing situations.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work without close supervision.

Qualifications Profile

  • Substitute Authorization, Substitute License, or Teaching License
  • Ability to relate to all children regardless of needs and/or abilities.
  • Possess collaborative and interpersonal skills.

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