MS/HS Substitute Teacher

Job Description

In order to create an encouraging learning environment for students while their regular Teacher is absent, the Substitute Teacher will need to effectively manage and instruct the class from roll call through to tidying up the classroom after the students have left. Some of the Substitute Teacher’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • Follow lesson plans provided by the regular Teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students
  • Manage the classroom effectively to encourage student participation, minimize distractions and maintain a positive learning environment
  • Adapt teaching methods to fit the needs of each individual student
  • Supervise students in and out of the classroom, including in the halls and in the cafeteria
  • Provide in-class and at-home assignments based on the available lesson plan


Washington, DC


Paul PCS offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with relevant experience and anticipated duties and responsibilities, including comprehensive health benefits. This is an hourly position that is around 32 hours/week (Mondays-Thursdays 8am-4pm). Base salary starts at $20/hour.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to achieve assigned duties
  • Proven leadership skills and experience
  • Passion for quality education and high expectations for all students
  • Relates to students with mutual respect while carrying out a positive and effective disciplinary program
  • Models district standards of ethics, confidentiality, and professionalism
  • Meets schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to analyze, own, and respond to data

Application Information

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to The subject line should read Application for Substitute Teacher. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered and replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.









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