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Long Term Substitute Teachers to Cover Leaves

December 7, 2020 - June 11, 2021

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned classes.
  • Exhibit mastery and enthusiasm for the assigned academic subjects and classes.
  • Prepare and develop as needed, activities, materials and lessons to meet the learning objectives (skills and content) of the curriculum and standards.
  • Develop and maintain a well-managed classroom where 100% of the students are engaged, consistently challenged, and supported. 
  • Integrate technology into daily classroom teaching and student learning.
  • Engage families in their children's education and to communicate regularly and effectively with students and families.
  • Full use of school prescribed instructional methodologies including Individualized Education based on student interest assessments and ability levels in each subject, Socratic Instruction, Inquiry Based Instruction, Contextual Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, and Flexible Grouping.
  • Weekly update of all LMS aspects: Homework, Class Announcements, Pictures, Gradebook, etc.
  • Implement a variety of assessments that measure progress towards academic standards, including FASTbridge.
  • Reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom.
  • Fulfill assigned monitoring duties (i.e., recess, lunch duty, etc.).
  • Promote and maintain a supportive and positive relationship with all students and families you serve.
  • Actively participate in the school’s professional development programs.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with students, parents and colleagues
  • Ability to analyze data and use data to inform decisions and/or instruction.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Committed to working with a diverse student population.
  • Proficient use of computer software, Google and learning management systems (Canvas preferred).
  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve both in and out of school.
  • Model the school’s core values with colleagues, students, parents, and larger community.
  • Reinforce the school’s core values, guiding philosophy, rules, and school spirit consistently throughout the school environment and support and hold accountable colleagues in doing the same.
  • Grant permission for a credit check and criminal background check.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Required: four-year degree from an accredited College.
  • Preferred: postgraduate degree, teaching credential or license.
  • 3-5 years of elementary (or lower school) and/or middle school classroom experience.
  • Proof of his/her knowledge, such as completed degree or course of study in a field, related to the domain the employee will be teaching.
  • For Language Arts candidates, experience with Lucy Calkins Writer’s Workshop and Orton Gillingham Phonics Instruction is a plus.
  • For Mathematics candidates, Singapore Math is a plus. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work full-time.
  • Ability to work in person/in the school building.
  • Ability to speak for long periods of time.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. 
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

Additional Information relevant to the 20-21 academic year:

  • Monday through Friday (Friday is ½ day for students) schedule.
  • Aspen Academy is currently operating with face-to-face instruction with COVID-19 precautions in place.
  • Every grade has a small number of virtual students participating in synchronous learning.

We are committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. If you are a leader who is committed to the ideals of progressive education, and inspired by this description of our community, we encourage you to apply for this position at our school.

Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package, wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

Applicants are also invited to visit the Aspen Academy’s website ( to learn more about the school and its program.

To apply: Complete your application today at

Aspen Academy is a community that values and celebrates differences in learning, culture, race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, physical abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. Because of these values, no student will be denied any educational opportunity or subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender identity, physical abilities or any other legally protected class.  To read full policy please click here.