Lower School Substitute Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-794857
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 23, 2023
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Blake School is currently seeking Lower School Substitute Teachers. Educators in this position will join a supportive and collaborative teaching community in a support role, substituting in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades on the Blake campus located in Hopkins, MN. This is an ideal position for an emerging or veteran teacher looking to develop a wide range of experience, leverage a flexible schedule or establish community connection. Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and experience working in early childhood and/or elementary settings or an associate degree with significant experience. They also should have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and complex environment, as well as a thoughtful approach to education.

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,331 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of facilities and campuses designed for specific developmental ages. Blake’s mission is to engage students with a dynamic, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to pluralism and a common set of values. Students pursue an integrated program of academic, artistic and athletic activities, preparing for college, lifelong learning and purposeful lives as community and global citizens. The school community is also guided by its Commitment to Pluralism and core values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE



Experience and Skills:

Substitute Teacher Responsibilities: 

  • Substitute for absent staff members.
  • Assist and support the implementation of progressive, often emergent, curriculum.
  • Emphasize the collaborative, creative process of a group experience while also monitoring each individual’s growth and performance within a classroom environment. 
  • Provide differentiated attention to match student needs.
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff, and lead teachers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Google Docs, Classroom, and Zoom
  • Respect for children and their potential with a creative, joyful approach to learning and teaching
  • Ability to work well with children, families and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Approach to education that is thoughtful and balanced
  • Associate degree with significant experience; bachelor degree preferred; certification preferred but not required. 
  • Previous experience working with elementary age children.