St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School (SSSAS) of Alexandria, VA is looking to hire a Long Term Substitute Teacher from mid-February until mid June who wants to make a real difference in the lives of students. Are you passionate about teaching Junior Kindergarten or preschool-aged children? Do you have strong knowledge of child development principles and developmentally appropriate teaching methods? Do you have non-academic interests and passions that you are excited to share with others? Would you like to be part of a supportive and amazing faculty in a positive, inclusive environment? If so, please read on!
The Long Term Substitute will play a vital role in providing a positive and nurturing learning environment for young students during the absence of the regular classroom co-teacher. The primary responsibility will be to maintain continuity in instruction and support the educational development of junior kindergarten students. Other key responsibilities will include delivering lessons and activities based on the established curriculum, ensuring alignment with learning objectives and standards and adapting teaching materials and methods to meet the diverse needs of students in the classroom. Candidates should be able to establish and maintain a safe, orderly, and inclusive classroom environment conducive to learning and implement effective classroom management strategies to promote positive behavior and social-emotional growth. The successful candidate will maintain open and clear communication with parents/guardians regarding students' progress and classroom activities as well as collaborate with other teachers, specialists, and support staff to ensure a holistic approach to student development. The ideal candidate will also have experience with the Reggio Emilia approach and the Developing Roots math curriculum.
All members of the faculty instill our school's mission by helping their students to become responsible, honest, compassionate, respectful citizens. The successful candidate will be required to exercise professional judgment and responsibility in keeping with the expectations of the School's faculty.
The School accepts candidates with the following minimal qualifications:
(1) Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or the equivalent; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification is not required.
(2) A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.
(3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
(4) Previous teaching experience in an early elementary classroom.
(5) Strong references who confirm the applicant's ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
ABOUT ST. STEPHEN'S AND ST. AGNES SCHOOL (SSSAS)
Located six miles from Washington, D.C., we are a college-preparatory Episcopal school in the Diocese of Virginia for students aged 3 through grade 12. We educate the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. We have three distinct campuses, each uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the age groups within. To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavors, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity, and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.
Our community is collaborative with faculty and administration working together to create a positive environment for all. This is a place where dreaming big is just the beginning, and 'doing what you love' is a real thing. Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education in general. If this sounds like the right teaching opportunity for you, consider applying today!
READY TO JOIN OUR COMMUNITY?
We understand your time is valuable, and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this teaching job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
OUR MISSION: To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.
Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the 2nd best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates w...ho have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 27% students of color, and 21% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education. Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.