A substitute teacher is on-call employee of a school. A substitute teacher may be called the day before they are needed or early in the morning on the day of the absence of the regular teacher due to illness or other obligations.
In the absence of the regular classroom teacher to help students to learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and to provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms.
•Reports to school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials. Follows sign out procedures as prescribed by the principal. •Carries out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by the classroom teacher. •Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students. •Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives as indicated in the lesson plans for the lessons, units, or projects assigned. •Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives. •Maintains a neat and orderly classroom. Straightens chairs, tables, clears chalkboard, etc. •Takes attendance in accordance with school procedures. •Indicates to students at beginning of class the basic expectations for behavior in the class in accordance with school policies. •Ensures that the students are never left unattended in the classroom. •May perform duties usually required of absent teacher such as lunchroom duty, hall monitoring, etc. •Performs other related duties as directed by principal