Position Description



POSITION TITLE:         Substitute Teacher


FLSA:                            Exempt Professional


QUALIFICATIONS:       Verification of a DESE substitute or teacher certificate. 


REPORTS TO:               Principal


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   Daily contracted services for the current school year.



  1. Maintain a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of the students.

  2. Implement effective lessons in the absence of the regular Instructor.

  3. Ensure that district policies are observed during all activities.

  4. Create a safe classroom environment that is conducive to learning.

  5. Keep all children in the classroom under supervision at all times. 

  6. Be familiar with fire exits, fire drill procedures, severe storm and tornado warning procedures.  Review notes for the day, take attendance and follow the lesson plans of the teacher.

  7. Maintain confidentiality as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  8. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to circumstances.  Exhibit good judgment and use appropriate language or behavior while on assignment.

  9. Report for duty 30 minutes early and remain on duty for the entire assignment, including planning time of the teacher.



  1. Abide by state statutes, school board policies and regulations.

  2. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

  3. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.

  4. Leave detailed notes for the teacher on any issues experienced during the day.
  5. Complete other duties as assigned by the Principal.