Long-Term Substitute, Elementary School Science Teacher
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New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA

In an authentically diverse community reflective of Los Angeles, New Roads prepares young people for life by developing in them a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.


New Roads Elementary School is seeking a Temporary Long-Term Substitute Teacher to teach Elementary School Science starting August 2021 through January 2022. The Long-Term Substitute Science Teacher is a professional, experienced and passionate educator with demonstrated teaching experience in inquiry-based science education at the elementary school level (grades K-5).



  • Plan and teach science twice weekly for each class and five small group math classes per week for elementary school grades, K-5
  • Adapt conventional and unconventional curriculum tools to explore science and engineering topics with students
  • Encourage students to ask questions, express their opinions, and make the mistakes necessary for productive inquiry-based learning 
  • Incorporate multiple techniques of instruction, including discussion, hands-on labs and activities, scientific writing and drawing
  • Understand lower and upper elementary students’ developmental milestones and socio-emotional lives
  • Ensure students are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, behavioral styles, and the need for physical movement
  • Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team 
  • Ability to work with families upon request and attend all conferences
  • Follow the interests of students in a measured and meaningful way
  • Supervise students during some recesses and lunch each week
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education
  • Demonstrate commitment to working with a diverse community
  • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach teaching and learning
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Passion for teaching and understanding of and respect for students’ individual learning styles
  • Bachelor degree required in subject area
  • 3-5+ years teaching experience required
  • Please submit online application, cover letter (including statement of educational philosophy), and resume at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=39236&clientkey=B58F74479D3E4429894E592A78B88B09