Substitute Teacher - Diocese of Bridgeport
Position: Substitute Teacher
Subject Area: Mathematics
Job Title: Short-Term Substitute
Job Location: St Mark School - Stratford
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Mathematics, 7-12 (029)
District: Diocese of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Telephone: 203-416-1402
Job Description:
Short Term Substitute Teacher 

Under the direction of the school principal, the substitute teacher is responsible for supporting the school and the Diocese of Bridgeport in its mission.  He/she is to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing diocesan approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and creating a flexible, safe, and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.  Educators are engaged in a school conducted by the Roman Catholic Church for the express purpose of education in the academic, social, moral, and religious values promulgated by the Church.
  • supports the unique Catholic Mission of the school by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • An active member of a faith community and open to the importance of personal faith journey; strives to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
  • Helps build school’s faith community - willingness to participate in and plan school activities.
  • Demonstrates effective planning skills by preparing lessons designed to implement stated goals and objectives and by incorporating school and diocesan curriculum objectives in lesson plans.
  • Promotes a safe environment conducive to individualized and small group instruction learning.
  • Demonstrates competence in teaching by having \current, thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter and be able to communicate effectively with students; organize classroom learning/materials to maximize student time on tasks and motivate student learning.
  • Encourages parental involvement, communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff, especially within grade level or PLCs, to evaluate and assess curriculum and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Develops and uses effective methods of evaluation that are directly related to curriculum objectives and to concepts and skills taught; consistently and effectively evaluates student progress.
  • A consistent disciplinary approach that promotes self-direction and positive self-image; sets high standards for student behavior and manages inappropriate behavior effectively as per school/diocesan policies.
  • Maintains a functional and pleasant learning environment.
  • Cooperates with school and diocesan administration; works effectively to promote positive relationships with students and parents.
  • Demonstrates professional responsibility - enforcing diocesan and school policies and regulations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information, sound judgment in professional dress, and general behavior.
  • Performs related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Diocesan Office Administrators as designated by the Superintendent of Schools. 
Note:    Above description is illustrative of tasks/responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.
  • Working knowledge and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Catholic Church.
  • Excellent communications skills - written, verbal, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a self-starter and well-organized; team player. 
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficient in computer technology and related educational technology.
  • Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies - adapt appropriately.
  • Bachelor’s Degree accredited college/university in Education, related discipline to teaching assignment
  • Valid and appropriate State Teaching Certification.
  • Practicing Roman Catholic, in good standing
  • Master’s Degree 
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a Catholic School
  • Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level
If you are interested in this short-term substitute position, please fill out the CT Reap Application, and send your cover letter along with your resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to


** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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