Short Term Substitute Teacher
Shaker Heights, OH Pre-Primary/Primary/Middle School

Laurel School seeks talented faculty who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives.  We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who thrive on being engaged participants in our community.   The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems, can laugh at themselves and succeed in a fast paced, forward-thinking educational environment.  We are particularly interested in attracting teachers who have lived internationally, who have experience in residential settings, who view themselves as entrepreneurial, flexible, curious and creative. Laurel lives the mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world.  We continually challenge our community to dream, dare, and do.  

Position Opening

Laurel School seeks dynamic and passionate individuals who are interested in working as a substitute teacher.   

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Follow lesson plans as set forth by the core classroom teacher
  • Assist with students in the dining room, study halls and on field trips
  • Ability to judge classroom dynamics and take necessary action
  • Willing to be on call as needed

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and possess or acquire and maintain a State of Ohio issued teaching certificate.  Previous teaching experience in applicants preferred discipline and grade level is preferred. The successful candidate will also possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify our faculty. 

Work Environment 

Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school with a co-ed pre-primary division, where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion; we actively seek a culturally diverse faculty and staff.

Laurel teachers are committed to:

  • the study of research on girls’ education 
  • integrating this knowledge into classroom practice 
  • working with each girl to fulfill her promise 
  • flexibility and openness to new ideas   
  • the academic and social development of girls 
  • involving parents as partners in the educational process 
  • the creation of a classroom community 
  • the integration of community-based learning projects at the classroom level and as a part of the  whole school community
  • equity and inclusion 
  • multicultural education 
  • outdoor education and sustainability

Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has an urban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. 

Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.

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