Substitute Teacher


Atrium School, Watertown, MA

Substitute Teacher 

Atrium School currently seeks substitute teachers who take the place of a teacher who is absent for personal, professional, or health reasons. Though long-term subbing situations may arise, the usual commitment is for full or partial days, one or two days at a time.

  • In PreK to Grade 5, this means assisting the co-teacher who leads the classroom. 
  • In Middle School, this includes interpreting and carrying out lesson plans for the day for a given class and creating reports to inform the students’ permanent teachers about the day.  

Atrium School is a progressive and inclusive PreK – Grade 8 independent school (enrollment 130) in Watertown, Massachusetts. Atrium’s program encourages academic curiosity, creativity, and exploration while fostering each child’s intellectual and personal growth.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Following lesson plans provided by the regular teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students
  • Managing the classroom effectively to encourage student participation and maintain a positive and creative learning environment
  • Supervising students in and out of the classroom, including in the halls, on the playground, and at lunch


A strong candidate for the Substitute Teacher position will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in education
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and instruct students of all ages
  • Ability to adapt plans to specific classrooms
  • Flexibility and critical-thinking skills

We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community, and who are committed to building and sustaining a community that is richly diverse and includes a wide range of family structures, racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.  For further information, and to apply, please contact Sydney Mason-Barrett, School Administrator, at

Atrium School

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