Classroom Teacher - Lafayette Preparatory Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Job Title: Long Term Substitute- Kindergarten
Job Location: 1900 Lafayette Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104
Beginning: Feb 28, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Substitute Certificate (Certificate to Substitute Teach)
District: Lafayette Preparatory Academy
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: 314-880-4458 EXT 101
Job Description:
• A passionate belief in LPA’s mission, values, and educational model
• 60 hours of college credit
• Current background check- may get after application process, but before working in the building
• Current authorization to work in the United States
• Ability to manage students
• Teaching certificate (highly preferred)

Knowledge, Abilities and Attributes:
• Ability to meet the needs of students learning at widely varied levels
• Ability to employ inquiry-based teaching strategies
• Ability to develop critical thinking skills in students
• Ability to apply empirical principles and procedures
• Ability to analyze student achievement data and utilize it to drive instruction
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, professional relationships with all stakeholders 
• A strong love for teaching
• A desire to work with a diverse student population
• A willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure that every child succeeds
• Ability to demonstrate loving care for students and their futures yet also a firm personality and belief in a high level of structure.
• A strong commitment to assessment and accountability.
• Ability to manage changes within the day- schedule, student needs, facility, content, etc.
• Ability to create systems that support student independence in a safe, caring environment.

The environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all-inclusive.
  • Exposure to stressful situations
  • Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses
  • Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions
  • Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities
  • Exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment
  • Function in a workplace that is usually moderately quiet but that can be noisy at times
While performing the duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, stand, move and walk at a brisk pace, sit, and use hands and arms to handle, feel and reach. The employee is often required to stoop or kneel and lift and move up to 50 pounds.
Regular attendance on the job is expected and necessary. Additionally, the employee must be physically able to implement all BOE policies. The employee must be physically and mentally able to react and intervene quickly during crisis situations, such as but not limited to the following circumstances: emergency drills, student elopement, physical altercations involving students.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all-inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job.
Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:
  • Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.
  • Sit, stand, stoop, twist and walk for required periods of time.
  • Speak and hear.
Reports To:
Lafayette Preparatory Academy Head of   School

Beginning March 9 through the end of the school year, May 28 (depending on inclement weather). (There are opportunities to act as a call-in sub at LPA leading up to the long-term position, if interested.)

Substitute teacher will receive $150/day (if fully certified) $125/day (otherwise).

Submit your resume, cover letter, transcripts, a copy of valid teaching certificate (if applicable), question responses (below), and three letters of recommendation to Jill McInnis at In the subject line write “(Your name) , substitute teaching candidate”

Submit concise responses to the following questions:
  1. What is most important to the success of students?
  2. According to Carol Dweck’s research on achievement and success, one’s mindset towards learning can be changed. Which mindset must be nurtured in students and how does one develop that mindset in students?
  3. How do race and class affect how young people experience schools? And what role does a teacher play in affecting the experience?

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