Substitute Teacher

Job | Posted 13 days ago
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Substitute Teacher


Substitute Teacher (Grades K-12)

Position Purpose:
Under the general supervision of the school principal, to implement lesson plans and assigned duties left by the classroom teacher.  Substitute teachers may be called upon to fill a variety of instructional and/or supervisory duties at the elementary and/or secondary level on an “as needed” basis.

Essential Functions:
  • Reviews all lesson plans and assigned duties to be completed during the day.
  • Teaches the lesson(s) outlined and described in the lesson plan as prepared by the absent teacher.
  • Follows all district policies and procedures as outlined in the district’s substitute teacher handbook.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conductive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Maintains, as much as possible, the established routines and procedures of the school or classroom to which the substitute teacher is assigned.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements:
  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff members.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.

Note:  Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory, and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Qualifications Profile


  • Nebraska State Certification as an elementary, secondary, or special education teacher.


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in an education discipline applicable to the teaching assignment.

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Posted By

Ralston Public Schools

8545 Park Drive , Omaha, NE 68127

At the following locations

District Wide

8545 Park Drive , Omaha, NE 68127

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $12,439

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.56

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 166