Fourth Grade Teacher - Long Term Substitute

Job Title: Fourth Grade Teacher - Long-Term Substitute

Type: Part-time position - 2-3 months

Supervisor: Director of Curriculum and Instruction

FLSA: Non-Exempt 

General Job Description: St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Middletown, Delaware seeks a spirited, creative, and experienced educator who has a strong background in elementary education. Our teachers focus on the intellectual, social, physical, artistic, and spiritual growth of each child to create a learning environment where each student is known, loved, challenged, and inspired.

Beginning August 26, 2019, and continuing into the first few months of the 2019-2020 school year, this person’s teaching responsibilities include:

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Differentiate instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of fourth grade students with varying abilities, attitudes and cultural background

  2. Understand the fundamental developmental stages in the social, emotional, and academic lives of lower school students

  3. Use technology to enhance learning and communicate effectively

  4. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior that is aligned with our core values: respect, responsibility, and compassion

  5. Communicate with parents on student progress

  6. Attend specific school events/activities outside of the school day and supervise as needed

  7. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff

  8. Attend weekly chapel service and other assemblies

Ideal candidates should possess the following credentials and qualities:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education from an accredited college

  • A minimum of three years of experience as a lead teacher in upper elementary grades

  • Commitment to innovation and working collaboratively with colleagues

  • Strong background in teaching critical literacy skills such as reading comprehension, narrative and expository writing, grammar and vocabulary

  • An understanding of differentiated foundational mathematical instruction that focuses on developing number sense, deeper conceptual understanding and problem solving; experience teaching Singapore Math is a plus

  • Experience with teaching social studies and using instructional technology

  • Ability to use a variety of instructional strategies to facilitate higher-level thinking and maximize student engagement

  • Commitment to innovation and working collaboratively with colleagues

  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment

  • The ability to reflect on one’s own teaching to adapt lessons to meet different abilities and interests

  • Experience establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional, positive, and respectful learning atmosphere in the classroom

  • Commitment to communicate respectfully, clearly and honestly in verbal, electronic and written form with parents, administrators, and colleagues regarding curriculum, students, and child development issues  

  • A positive, enthusiastic, flexible and warm personality with a passion for creating a love of learning in all students

  • A desire to stay current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies and techniques through further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, philosophy statement, employment application, background check, and at least five (5) professional references to before May 10, 2019.  References will not be contacted without applicant approval.  

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred


  • Candidates will embrace the school’s mission as well as educational and discipline philosophies; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.

  • Candidates will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.

  • Candidates will have strong organizational and effective time-management skills.

Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, stand, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as with others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.  Must be able to lift 25 lbs.