Long-Term Substitute Teacher (Grade 4)

The John Thomas Dye School, an independent K-6 school located in Los Angeles, is currently seeking a Long-Term Substitute 4th Grade Co-Teacher for Fall 2021. The John Thomas Dye School provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both traditional and dynamic, with a commitment to family and community. The school encourages its students to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically and physically; it nurtures their emotional, moral and social development; and it prepares them to meet the challenges of a diverse and competitive world. JOB

The Long-Term Substitute Co-Teacher will support and implement curriculum planning and educational instruction for all students that meets the objectives of the School’s Mission Statement. The Teacher will oversee the needs of students to provide an optimal learning environment. Instruction may occur on campus or remotely depending on waiver status or public health orders.

  • Plan and implement an enriched, challenging and developmentally appropriate grade level curriculum in collaboration with Co-Teacher and Grade Level Team
  • Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials, and technology
  • Incorporate appropriate technology to the teaching of grade level skills and to the organization of professional responsibilities
  • Evaluate and monitor student work, both formative and summative assessments, benchmarks and other assessments to guide instructional planning and promote student success
  • Exercise excellent writing skills to produce detailed narratives regarding student progress to parents
  • Hold students to high standards, allowing for differentiation among learning styles
  • Demonstrate a repertoire of effective and engaging instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students
  • Provide a positive and safe environment for students physically and emotionally that reflects effective classroom management strategies
  • Relate to and communicate well with students, parents, administration, staff, and if applicable, outside professionals
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the Head of Lower School and Student Services Team Members to discuss student progress
  • Model professional and ethical standards and 5C’s (Caring, Consideration, Common Sense, Cooperation, and Courtesy) behavior when interacting with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Attend all classroom, grade level, curricular and faculty meetings
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences, parent nights, spotlight events, admissions events, and other events outside contractual hours at the request of the administration
  • Help with admissions in and/or admissions out as it relates to interviewing prospective students and/or completing teacher recommendations
  • Work with grade level team to plan and organize a grade level service learning project
  • Seek knowledge of current instructional theories and best practices and demonstrate a commitment to professional growth by participating in Professional Development opportunities
  • Participate in the overall care of students through duties such as morning carpool check-in, recess supervision, lunch duty, and afternoon checkout
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, administration, and staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School or Head of School
  • Coordinate with grade level to order textbooks and supplies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in content area, education, or related field
  • A Master’s degree or an equivalent experience as a classroom teacher
  • Strong understanding of Independent school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices
  • Strong understanding of academic, social, and emotional development of children
  • Strong understanding and use of multiple forms of assessment to inform and drive instruction
  • Technology literate and comfortable with acquiring new technology skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
The John Thomas Dye School is committed to a diverse faculty and staff that represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. To apply for this teaching position, please email a cover letter and resume to calcaraz@jtdschool.org.

The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.