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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES This person is responsible for:

Reporting to the Academic Office at the beginning of the day and following sign-out procedures with the Academic Office 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 and hall monitoring

Knowing the emergency evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned

Performing other related duties as directed by the Head of Upper School

REQUIREMENTS Qualified candidates will have: a commitment to Covenant’s Christian principles; experience working with students; a genuine caring attitude toward students; the ability to communicate clearly and establish effective, working relationships with students, 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 students. 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 175 Hickory Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, 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.