Substitute Teacher

The substitute teacher provides meaningful instruction for assigned classroom students, helps them learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons, and manages the classroom environment in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. 

This person is responsible for:
  • Reporting to the front desk at the beginning of the day and following sign-out procedures with the Receptionist at the end of the day
  • Carrying out the program of study prescribed in lesson plans left by the teacher and guiding the learning process toward the achievement of goals and objectives as indicated
  • Creating a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Performing duties usually required of the absent teacher such as lunchroom, hall monitoring, and playground
  • Knowing the emergency evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned
  • Performing other related duties as directed by the Head of Lower School
Qualified candidates will have:  a commitment to Covenant’s Christian principles; experience working with children; a genuinely caring attitude toward children; the ability to communicate clearly and establish effective, working relationships with children, parents, teachers, and staff; and the ability to be flexible working with various levels of students, subjects, and teaching methodologies. The person must also be comfortable sharing his/her faith with children. An education background is preferred. 
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to The Covenant School by mail, email, or hand delivery to 1000 Birdwood Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, or

The Covenant School

Birdwood Campus | Lower School | Pre-K–Grade 5 |
1000 Birdwood Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 434.220.7309

Hickory Campus | Middle and Upper School | Grades 6–12 | 175 Hickory Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 434.220.7329
Located in Charlottesville, VA, The Covenant School is a non-denominational, private, Christian day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.