Montessori/Kindergarten Substitute Teacher

Date modified: October 13, 2020
Reports to: Head of Lower School, Khristi Bates
Start date: 
September 2020

Summary: The substitute teacher is responsible for operating or assisting in class in the absence of the lead teacher or assistant


  • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of one year teaching and administration experience in a school environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills

Essential Functions:

  • Helps with classroom structure and control that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with school policies
  • Implements or assists with lesson plans, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner which motivates students to learn and participate
  • Organizes or assists with students for effective instruction
  • If needed, completes a Substitute Teacher Report Form for the lead classroom teacher
  • Collects and places students’ papers in lead teacher’s desk
  • Complies with and supports school regulations and policies
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by division head 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the care and maintenance of an orderly environment and clean classroom materials
  • To be responsible for the safety and physical well-being of the students at all times

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • To be able to communicate effectively with the educational team and especially with parents
  • To possess a good working knowledge of a variety of competitive forensic styles and teaching methodologies

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a demanding environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts  
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Interested candidates are invited to submit electronically a cover letter expressing the reasons for their interest in the position, and a current résumé to

Khristi Bates
Head of Lower School
Saint Mary’s Hall
9401 Starcrest Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78217

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Michelle Small,
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