Substitute Lead Teacher

Towson University - Towson, MD (30+ days ago)4.3

The Substitute Lead Teacher will develop instruction and lesson plans that are developmentally and provide instruction to all students within the classroom community. Write newsletters, assess all students and use project-based curriculum to promote growth in every child. Create a nurturing yet structured environment for all to thrive. Create portfolios for all students using MMSR, Common Core and healthy beginnings. Utilize the school wide policy for discipline and maintain confidentiality of every family and student. Follow university protocols for child abuse and state licensing requirements. Supervise, train, mentor, student staff and assistants. Use supervisory skills to maintain the desired climate of the school. Communicate frequently with student staff and assistants. Collaborate and evaluate performance of student staff at the end of the semester. Communicate school policies through email and staff meetings. Communicate with families and other agencies. Conference with families as needed and promote early interventions based upon thorough documentation and assessments. Document and utilize the selected assessment tools to communicate developmentally appropriate growth. Assist families with the transition process, provide support as needed, communicate during the transition period, and collaborate with toilet training following the schools policy and other family handbook details. Collaborate with departments at the university and participate with university initiatives. Mentor students and if necessary offer feedback; communicate closely with professors. Participate in all school wide initiatives such as garden, internships, art gallery, family reading program, nature playscape, health and nutrition and any other interest programs. Provide Administrative assistance to the Director when necessary.


Bachelor’s degree and three years of early childhood education experience. Must have a thorough knowledge and be able to demonstrate an understanding of DAP and child development. Must be able to utilize all computer software and technologies, smart Board, camera, IPad. CPR & First aid preferred. Understanding of Reggio Emilia & Montessori philosophy and a background in the arts and/or STEM subjects also preferred.
Schedule to be determined upon hire, must be available to work to close one night per week.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits

$19.18/hour and a contract that offers annual leave, holidays, sick days. Contractual employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage. The position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire.