Substitute Teacher

JOB TITLE:  Substitute Teacher
FUNCTIONAL AREA:  Instructional Faculty
REPORTS TO:  Head of School


All employees of Princeton Friends School work to help the school fulfill its mission:

Drawing on a rich tradition of Quaker values and practices, Princeton Friends School is committed to creating a diverse, vibrant learning community in which young people engage their natural curiosity, discover and express their individual voices and gifts, acquire intellectual, physical, artistic, and life skills, and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and others.  Princeton Friends both prepares students for the world that is and models possibilities for the society they will one day help to create.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Substitute is responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and differentiated instruction for assigned students as directed by the Teacher. 

Specific Responsibilities:

In collaboration with colleagues, and under the supervision of the Head of School, the Substitutes’s responsibilities include:
  • Teach developmentally appropriate curriculum for assigned subject areas as instructed by the Teacher 
  • Support individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the learning needs of assigned students
  • Use a variety of instructional and assessment strategies 
  • Provide learning opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking
  • Create and provide a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students learn cooperatively, and interact positively with one another 
  • Model respectful interactions with students of diverse backgrounds while responding to their individualized needs
  • Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers
  • Provide feedback to Teacher on assigned work in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate and useful records of individual student work and progress 
  • Adhere to agreed-upon systems for holding students responsible for their work
  • Assist in student arrival and/or departure as well as transitions between class periods 
  • Perform assigned non-instructional duties and participate in the life of the school community

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Melissa Carroll, Head of School, at Only those candidates who are selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.
A progressive, Quaker day school welcoming students in Pre-K through 8th grade to our historic Princeton campus nestled in the woods.