Montessori Private Academy - Substitute Teachers

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 11:11 AM | Anonymous

Montessori Private Academy is committed to attracting, cultivating, and retaining a diverse faculty that embraces difference and celebrates connection. As such, your unique identity and experiences bring tremendous value to our school and are integral to fostering an inclusive community that honors and nurtures the expansive potential of both children and adults alike.


The Substitute Teacher understands and promotes MPA’s mission, vision, objectives and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The Substitute Teacher is responsible for supporting a Montessori classroom environment and curriculum that supports the individual needs of the children in accordance with MPA’s mission, policies and procedures, and AMS Code of Ethics. In addition, the Substitute Teacher will ensure compliance in accordance with state, federal, DCFS, and local regulations.  

Qualifications and Responsibilities

  • The teacher will be respectful of children, parents, and colleagues, modeling Grace and Courtesy in all interactions. 

  • The Substitute Teacher, under the direction of the acting Lead Teacher, will ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, regularly inspected, and well-maintained. 

  • Demonstrates an ability to relate sensitively to people of all ages and varied backgrounds. 

  • Possesses a professional manner, personal characteristics and mental abilities necessary to work with young children, including: respect for each child and their background, sensitivity to individual’s needs and learning styles, ability to follow the acting Lead Teachers guidance with appropriate challenges to meet each child’s learning development, and exceptional amount of patience and flexibility.

  • Meets all staff requirements of local and state regulatory agencies including DCFS. 

  • Maintains current First Aid and Pediatric CPR certification.

  • Shares responsibility for the care, maintenance, and cleanliness of the classroom, playground, and materials. 

  • When student-teacher ratio is allowed, SubstituteTeachers are expected to assist with tasks necessary for maintenance of the facility and the instructional program, as assigned by the acting Lead Teacher, Head of School, or designated Administrative staff.

  • Comes directly to the Head of School or acting HOS with concerns

  • Fulfills cleaning responsibilities as applicable.

  • A Substitute Teacher must have the ability to see and hear children and to safely lift 15 pounds. 

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a final comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Schedule: MPA is open from 7:30-5:30. Depending on where you are needed will determine the hours.

Work Location and Contact Information: Montessori Private Academy is an AMS Accredited school and a Member of AIMS. We are located in Rockford, Illinois, which is approximately an hour from Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. To find out more about this exciting opportunity for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact Jennifer at or call 815-332-8101, Ext:111.