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Permanent Substitute Teacher

Permanent Substitute Teacher

School: The Children's School
Available Position: Teacher

At The Children’s School (TCS), our community and curriculum intentionally reflect the world in which we live. In fact, our community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s and the nation’s independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves.

Our age 3 – grade 8 students experience challenging academics embedded in a nurturing environment. Our innovative curriculum uses immersive play- and project-based learning to engage students, connect them to the community around them, and encourage them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world.

The Children’s School seeks an experienced full-time Permanent Substitute Teacher to start immediately.

The Permanent Substitute Teacher at The Children’s School (TCS) is responsible for providing classroom coverage for a Teacher who is absent for a short or an extended period of time. This position works the regular hours of the absent classroom teacher during his/her absence, including providing coverage of assigned duties, such as recess coverage and carpool. If the coverage period covers report-writing, the Permanent Substitute teacher is expected to participate in the writing and assessments whether by helping assess students and writing reports or at minimal, proofreading and editing. On-campus office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and are subject to change.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

Applicable experience working with children through a child development lens

Understands the identity development and learning processes of early adolescents

Skilled at establishing meaningful relationships with students as a critical foundation for student engagement and academic achievement

Possess the following characteristics:

Alignment with the TCS Philosophy of Learning and values

Alignment with progressive pedagogical practices



Contagious optimism and enthusiasm


Honesty and Integrity

Collaboration-mindedness, empathy, self-awareness and reflective skills

Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards

Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover

Critical thinking, inquisitiveness and boundless curiosity and enthusiasm

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Comfort in the use of digital technology and media

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education

Three (3) years of experience teaching children in a classroom setting

Concentration in one of the four major subject areas (science, math, social studies, language arts)

Experience with student mentoring, leadership, or advisory programs

Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Children's School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We believe that in order for children to fully, sensitively and effectively engage in their communities, they must possess strong local, cultural and global competence. To that end, we learn from and enrich ourselves with multiple perspectives and welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Compensation commensurate with experience. We welcome all persons to apply through our Careers website:

Contact name: Hayley Lovitt
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