Substitute Teacher

Waterbury Public Schools, New Haven County, CT

Substitute Teacher

An ESS substitute teacher assists with classroom instruction in the absence of a regular teacher. This person follows and teaches lesson plans, aids students in understanding subject matter, and ensures that regular classroom routines are followed.


  • Provide meaningful instruction to students in assigned classrooms while regular teacher is absent
  • Review and implement regular teacher's routines, procedures, lesson plans, and curriculum objectives
  • Establish and maintain a safe and orderly classroom environment
  • Report any student injuries, illness, and serious discipline problems to school administration
  • Perform other duties as directed by school administration

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  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher
  • CT/FBI Criminal History Clearance
  • Department of Children and Families Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Record Clearance
  • Education Employment Verification – Act 16-67

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