Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we cultivate a diverse community in which all students can reach their full potential. Our specialized teaching methodologies and challenging curricula empower students to become academic achievers, creative thinkers, and contributing members of a global society.
Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) invites applications for Substitute Teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.
Substitute Teachers support the mission of the school by overseeing the safety and well-being of the students in content area classes, core classrooms, and/or homeroom classes. In order to create an encouraging learning environment for students while their regular Teacher is absent, our Substitute Teachers will need to effectively manage and instruct the class from attendance through to tidying up the classroom after the students have left.
The essential duties of a Substitute Teacher include, but are not limited to:
Follow lesson plans provided by the regular Teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students
Manage the classroom effectively to encourage student participation, minimize distractions and maintain a positive learning environment
Adapt teaching methods to fit the needs of each individual student
Supervise students in and out of the classroom, including in the halls, on the Lower School playground and in the cafeteria and other common areas
Provide in-class based on the available lesson plan
Duties based on assigned schedules include supervising a study hall, arrival/lunch/dismissal duty, student trips and student clubs.
Diversity and Equity Commitments
Understand and participate in all school-wide diversity and equity initiatives
Examine teaching practice through the lens of race, identity, equity, and privilege.
Staff and reporting relationships
Substitute Teachers report to the Division Directors. They also work collaboratively with their teaching partners (when applicable), occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, school counselors, social workers, and school psychologists regularly.
We offer a rewarding work experience in Brooklyn, NY. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school's administration and faculty.
To apply, please upload a letter of interest indicating which division you are interested in working in, your availability (as this is an on call opportunity), your resume, and contact information for three professional references as a .pdf. If your background and experience are appropriate for the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of our search committee.
Please visit our website for more information on our school.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
BA required; MA and special education experience a plus
Strong oral and written communication with parents, children, and colleagues
Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
The ability to create a classroom environment where students feel safe, supported and challenged
Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
Growth mindset and ability to use feedback to improve practice
Familiarity with new technologies; GSuite and Veracross a plus
Mary McDowell Friends School is a K–12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we cultivate a diverse community in which all students can reach their full potential. Our specialized teaching methodologies and challenging curricula empower students to become academic achievers, creative thinkers, and contributing members of a global society.