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The Park School Lower Division Permanent Substitute teacher in BROOKLINE, Massachusetts

Lower Division Permanent Substitute Teacher 


About the Park School


The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to their greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical, and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.


The Lower Division  Permanent Substitute teacher is a member of the school’s Lower Division and reports to the Lower Division Head. This full-time, 10-month position comes with the responsibility of working with faculty and staff to be available for both planned and unplanned teacher absences for class and duties where needed, in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals.




  • Available and on campus during school hours (7:45 am - 4:45 pm) to fulfill any predetermined or as-needed coverage requirements

  • Responsible for end-of-school-day bus monitoring duty 

  • Collaborate with teachers to fully understand, plan, and implement lesson plans while the teacher is absent, including preparation outside of classroom time

  • Attendance at mandatory meetings is required

  • Collaboration, flexibility, a nurturing disposition, and a love of working with children are essential

  • Respectfully engage with a diverse community and ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are emphasized as a core value of the School

  • Effective and respectful class management skills, an understanding of the social/emotional development of children, team-oriented and possess an exceptional work ethic

  • Helping with recess, lunch, and other duties in the Division when available

  • Opportunities to participate in other areas, such as athletic coaching or working with our After School Program, are available

  • Establish and implement expectations for student safety, conduct, procedures, and routines consistent with Park School policies. 

  • Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, weekly school duties, and activities. 

  • Meet expectations as defined by the Park School Employee Essential Expectations




  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  

  • Experience with working with elementary-aged children 

  • Strong communication and  interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults

  • Experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in teaching and learning & experience in working in a culturally diverse community. 

  • Motivation for and interest in professional development

  • Ability to think independently along with being collaborative  in a team environment

  • Skill in differentiating instruction

  • ​​High integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality

  • Maintain focus, adaptability, and composure  in an energetic and, at times, loud environment

  • Effectively interpret, navigate, mediate, and resolve conflict with students and families in a timely manner. 

  • The ability to hold meetings in person and via supported video conference tools (i.e. Zoom or Google Meet)

  • Proficient in learning Google tools and other applications adopted by the school, such as Veracross, SchoolPass, Atlas, etc. 

    Physical Requirements: 

  • The ability to sit and stand uninterrupted for 30-minute periods of time.

  • The ability to traverse on and across variable surfaces (e.g. level flooring, stairs, turf, gravel, asphalt, etc.).

  • Ability to lead, supervise, and accompany students to all areas of the school campus (including all indoor and outdoor areas), including during day-to-day responsibilities and in case of emergency. 

  • The ability to position oneself  (e.g.,  stand, sit, crouch, and kneel down) to support students. 

  • The ability to work outdoors, year-round, in variable weather conditions.

  • The ability to lift and hold 15  lbs overhead. 

  • The ability to occasionally  transport (e.g., move or drag)  25 lbs 

  • Application Information


  • Please visit Park’s career page ( to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and leadership/philosophy statement. 

  • Competitive salaries and benefits are offered, including a strong professional development program.

  • An equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

  • We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning. 

  • Job applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. The Park School will not sponsor an employment visa or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time for this role.

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