Substitute Teacher - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Substitute Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: Middle School Building Substitute Teacher
Job Location: KIPP Inspire Academy
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Substitute Certificate (Certificate to Substitute Teach)
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
Job Description:

We are seeking a Middle School Building Substitute for Immediate Hire. 

Position Overview
This position provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals to explore the field of education and to gain hands-on practice and the training necessary to become a successful full-time classroom teacher. This position will have an opportunity to observe best practices in classroom instruction and education reform from experienced teachers and school leaders at a leading charter school. Building Substitutes are responsible for partnering with the classroom teacher to ensure that every student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in leading choice filled lives. Ideal Building Substitute Teachers will also seek to be part of the community, embrace the culture displayed at KIPP St. Louis, and engage in the organization’s mission. These duties provide excellent training, preparation, and practice to gain the experience and support necessary to develop their teaching skills. 

  • Provide substitute teaching coverage for teachers within the school
  • Potentially teach one class or small groups of students
  • Execute academically rigorous lessons; following rubrics and administering assessments.
  • Implement classroom management practices that are consistent with the culture of the school
  • Develop an awareness of individual student’s progress and learning needs; relentless focus on helping students achieve educational greatness
  • Willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from teachers and administration in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with teachers.
  • Enforce and uphold school’s values, policies, and culture
  • Seek out and respond to coaching to increase capacity to run an effective classroom that promotes high levels of student achievement
  • Build strong relationships and positive rapport with students, families and colleagues
  • Actively participate in weekly staff development activities and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the school leadership team
  • Bachelor’s degree and certification in Missouri (HIGHLY PREFERRED) or 60 hours of college credit with a Missouri Substitute Certification
  • A passion for teaching in the city of St. Louis
  • Dedication to helping children grow and learn
  • Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
  • Desire to become a KIPP St. Louis School Teacher
As appropriate, perform all duties expected of classroom teachers, including but not limited to
  • Students are able to continue learning in a safe environment in the absence of their teacher
  • The lesson provided is executed and students demonstrate mastery of the lesson’s objective
  • Implementing curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
  • Using assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Participating in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions, events, and trips;
  • Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
  • Helping to co-lead advisory/homeroom in the morning and afternoon;
  • Supervising students during transitions, breakfast, lunch and after school;
  • Being accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
  • Communicating effectively with students, families, and colleagues
Physical Demands/Mental Demands/Environmental Factors
  • Frequently positions self to interact with students inside and outside of the classroom
  • Daily operation of a computer and classroom equipment
  • Occasional moderate lifting
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Occasionally endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety
At KIPP St. Louis we take care of our employees. We provide competitive salaries, and a full slate of benefits including $0 deductible medical coverage, dental, vision, and, life insurance, short term disability and an optional 403b as a supplement to our retirement pension program. Benefits are subject to change year to year.

KIPP St. Louis is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in St. Louis city.&nb

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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