On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers 2023-2024

Faculty / Temporary

Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley, MA

Tenacre Country Day School:

On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers 2023-2024

Tenacre Country Day School, located in Wellesley, MA, is seeking On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. Tenacre’s mission is to nurture and challenge each child, every day. Everything we do is designed to enhance this all-important balance over a broad range of homeroom and special subjects, along with other activities. Tenacre values diversity and inclusiveness in our curriculum and our school community and we expect all members of the community to contribute positively to the school experience.

As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind.

Perks for On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers:

  • 2-hour (paid) onboarding orientation combined with ongoing training aimed at gaining exposure to all classrooms to better understand Tenacre’s student routines
  • $160/day ($20/hour)
  • Opportunities to have lunch and recess with students to get to know them better and establish a rapport with them
  • Excellent system of communication with teachers to ensure you achieve success
  • Detailed sub plans and always a friendly teacher close by to answer any questions you may have
  • Strong feeling of respect among Tenacre faculty and staff members. Everyone in the school knows all of our substitute teachers’ names and are happy and quick to help out.
  • Bustling staff lounge with all day coffee and snacks
  • Flexibility is celebrated—you do not have to commit to being available every day


  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and enjoy working with children in Grades Pre-K to 6
  • Successful candidates will have some experience teaching, effective and respectful class management skills, be team-oriented, and possess flexibility and a strong work ethic
  • Experience with Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Seesaw is helpful but not required as we will train the successful candidates.
  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • Substitute teachers are expected to deliver lessons prepared by Tenacre Country Day School faculty, organize the classroom environment, and establish routines that support children’s learning.
  • Additional duties will be assigned, including lunch/recess duty and dismissal duty.

Short-term (1-3 hours/day) and all-day substitute teachers are needed. Tenacre offers highly competitive per diem rates, a flexible schedule, and a welcoming community. New college graduates are  encouraged to apply.

Tenacre welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural, and gender balance of the School community. Tenacre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position is not eligible for benefits.

Please submit a resume, a short cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for three references to:

Tom Doering

Sub Coordinator

Tenacre Country Day School

78 Benvenue Street

Wellesley, MA 02482

Email: tdoering@tenacrecds.org

Tenacre Country Day School

Wellesley, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary
All Gender