Substitute Teacher
Job Details
Main Building - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Substitute Teacher - Preschool - 8th Grade Supervisor: Lower and Upper School Division Directors

Position Summary: This individual will work on a daily as needed basis offering teacher coverage for homeroom and special area subjects, such as Music, Art, Spanish, and Physical Education. This individual will also accompany classes to our outdoor education center. The teacher must be prepared to offer developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for all students from preschool to grade 8.


Qualifications sought: We seek to hire an experienced individual who has strong classroom management and communication skills, as well as a flexible approach to teaching. We expect all of our teachers to build respectful and supportive relationships with their students, to participate in school-wide initiatives, and to work closely with his/her supervisor to develop his/her craft. In addition, we’re looking for someone who has interests and or experience in diversity, Growth Mindset, Responsive Classroom, reading and writing workshop approach to teaching literacy, constructivist math instruction, and environmental education.

Values/characteristics: The Philadelphia School seeks a creative, collaborative educator with a deep interest in progressive education and social justice, as well as a commitment to personal and professional growth. Our progressive pedagogy demands that the candidate have interest in integrating curriculum, careful student observation, and co-teaching.

Educational background: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with an education degree preferred. Qualified candidates should apply here and include a cover letter, resume, and a philosophy of education statement.

The Philadelphia School welcomes and celebrates diversity in our student body and in our faculty, and is committed to providing an education for all of our children that instills in them a respect, understanding and appreciation for the many races, cultures, religions, family structures, and ethnicities that make up our complex and diverse world. The Philadelphia School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation in the operation of its educational programs and activities. Carol Lerner, Director of Finance and Operations, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School's non-discrimination policies as the school's Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator.