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Substitute Teachers - Grades Pre-K - 4

Job Details

The Fessenden School - West Newton, MA
Per Diem
4 Year Degree
Non-exempt / Hourly

Substitute Teachers - Grades Pre-K - 4

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

Substitute Teachers for the Lower School (Grades Pre-K to 4) have had experience in the classroom understanding how to manage a classroom and to teach from lesson plans in order to provide continuity of instruction for the students. Substitute Teachers play an important role as the expectation is active and engaged teaching in a setting where students will continue to learn in the absence of their teacher.Compensation: $187.50 / day (7:30-3:00 pm) or $25.00 / hour.


Essential Responsibilities


  • Teach classes following lesson plan

  • Assist and supervise classrooms if the primary teacher is remote

  • Perform duties such as supervising drop-off and dismissal, recess, and lunch

  • 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

  • Maintain current CPR/AED and First Aid certification

  • Other duties as assigned


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.