In-House Substitute Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Dedham Country Day School, Dedham, MA

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks a well-qualified full-time in-house substitute teacher to join the robust faculty in our Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 community for the 2024-25 school year. This role will provide in-person classroom coverage for faculty absences, as well as classroom support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engaging instruction and implementation of lesson plans for children in grades PK – 8 in a variety of classroom settings, teaching a range of subjects
  • Promote and support each child’s physical, social, emotional and academic growth 
  • Implement effective and respectful classroom management
  • Communicate with faculty regarding classroom experiences and engagements 
  • Help faculty to maintain classroom libraries, bulletin boards and instructional materials
  • Provide weekly coverage for recess and lunch duties
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with experience teaching or working with elementary and/or middle school age students
  • A history of adaptability, responsibility and flexibility with a strong work ethic
  • Strong belief in a child-centered and developmentally-appropriate environment
  • Comfort with technology and an openness to integrate academic technology into the classroom
  • An eagerness to embrace multicultural perspectives with experience building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices
  • An ability to be flexible and adaptable in all activities and responsibilities, with an eagerness to work collaboratively on a team in a vibrant learning and teaching environment
  • Knowledge of the developmental needs for elementary and middle school children

School Mission and Philosophy:

DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and 
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

Diversity Statement:

Dedham Country Day School fosters a sense of community in which children feel seen, cared for and valued. We strive to provide children with a multicultural and culturally responsive education that honors the diversity of our community and the larger world. At DCD, we believe diversity includes a broad and evolving list of traits, including age, ethnicity, culture, nationality, family configuration, gender identity, orientation, social and economic class, physical and learning differences, religion, as well as other characteristics that contribute to each individual’s full identity. Embracing our motto, Learning Is a Way of Life, DCD supports its community in understanding and appreciating multiple perspectives, identifying and rejecting stereotypes and prejudices, understanding systemic oppression in all forms, and working for equity and belonging at DCD and beyond.

Application Information: 

We strongly encourage applications from people of color or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.

Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary and benefits plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at

Dedham Country Day School is an independent, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 8 school located just west of Boston in Dedham MA. DCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.

Dedham Country Day School

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