Substitute Teacher

Staff · Memphis, Tennessee
Department Staff
Employment Type Part-Time
Compensation starting at $15/hour

Job Summary

Concord Academy in Memphis, TN is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to work with middle school and high school students with learning differences. The best candidates for substitute teacher jobs have a bachelor’s degree, enjoy working with children, and have some experience working with special populations. They are flexible and have some sort of education experience. Official experience and/or a state teaching license is good, but we welcome those with informal experience too. For example, if you have worked as a tutor, child care provider or babysitter, you could be a great asset to our school. Successful candidates will have to undergo a background check and TB test at our expense.


A Substitute Teacher steps in when the regular Teacher is absent. They are primarily responsible for following the lesson plans already created by the Teacher, to support the learning outcomes for the class. In addition to instruction, the Substitute Teacher monitors and reports on student behavior and maintains a positive learning environment where all students are encouraged to participate, ask questions and generally receive the individual attention they need to effectively learn the material in the lesson plan. Occasional and long-term assignments may be available.


Substitute Teacher responsibilities

  • Follow regular teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning, and that encourages students to participate
  • Assign classwork and homework as necessary, according to lesson plans
  • Modify teaching styles to fit the learning styles of various students
  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and positive learning environment
  • Supervise students out of class such as in the hallways and in the cafeteria


Substitute Teacher qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • SPED endorsement preferred
  • Teaching or instructing experience with special populations (3 or more years preferred)
  • Strong command of English language
  • Strong competency in at least two subject areas (such as math and social studies); overall average competency in all subjects
  • Flexible, friendly and good at establishing quick rapport with students


About Concord Academy

Concord Academy offers middle-school and high-school students a unique learning community with an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, within a small, structured, and secure environment. The school was founded in 1983 by a group of concerned parents who recognized that their children with learning differences were falling behind or falling through the cracks in other educational settings. Concord was established to provide the best environment for student growth in all aspects of development, including specialized academic instruction, post-secondary readiness, and social/emotional intelligence. We invite you to experience the difference at Concord Academy. Concord Academy’s mission is educating students with learning differences to reach their personal bests.


Concord Academy is a state-approved, Category I private school for students in grades 6-12 with learning differences. Concord Academy is a non-profit, educational organization, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability in its enrollment, programs or activities.

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  • Location
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Department
    Staff
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time
  • Compensation
    starting at $15/hour