In-House Substitute Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Lesley Ellis School, Arlington, MA


Start date: immediately, school year position

Independent elementary school (Preschool-Grade 8, Arlington, MA) seeks candidates with a strong commitment to progressive education, excellent academic preparation, student-centered classrooms, and an anti-bias curriculum. We are looking for an individual who will bring enthusiasm to teaching and have the desire to work closely with all members of the Lesley Ellis community on a daily basis. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide substitute teaching coverage when a classroom teacher or a specialist teacher is absent
  • Maintain the daily schedule and carry out the lesson plans in an assigned classroom
  • Provide coverage for any duties (recess, lunch, etc.) of the absent teacher
  • Communicate, as needed, with the absent teacher prior to the start of the day
  • Communicate with the absent teacher upon teacher’s return
  • Communicate with parents, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned when no teacher is absent


  • BA degree in elementary or middle school education preferred
  • Some classroom experience preferred
  • Commitment to developmental, multi-cultural, anti-bias education

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Deanne Benson, Head of School at


Lesley Ellis is an equal opportunity employer.

Lesley Ellis School

Arlington, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender