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Grade 5 Mathematics Teacher - Long-Term Substitute

Job Details

The Fessenden School - West Newton, MA
Exempt / Salaried


About Us

The Fessenden School, in West Newton, MA, is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 540 students from Pre-K to Grade 9. The School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting The Fessenden School’s mission to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. 



Position Summary

The Fessenden School seeks a Substitute Teacher for Grade 5 Mathematics for September 2024 to March 2025. The position is Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.



Essential Responsibilities

  • Assume teaching responsibilities including but not limited to lesson planning, assessment, grading and reporting 

  • Stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning

  • Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning, and cultural competency in lessons

  • Perform duties such as supervising  recess and lunch; being an advisor, grade team member, leading/assisting with fall orientation, day grade trips, overnight grade trips, and events

  • Attend professional development meetings

  • Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance

  • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including the core values of honesty, respect and compassion 

  • Perform duties as assigned by the division head

  • Coach a sports team of your choice in the fall or winter


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree

  • Experience in instructing children in an academic, athletic, or camp programs

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage a classroom

  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization, and problem solving with minimal supervision

  • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents

  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 

  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel

  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds

  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate


Please apply through Fessenden's Career Site.  A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references are required.