Substitute Teacher

Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS
Washington DC, DC
Substitute Teacher
$18 - $22/hour
Pre-Kindergarten - 5th

Job Overview: Substitute teachers perform related duties of a teacher OR supports the classroom fellow stepping in as the lead in providing continuity in the day-to-day responsibilities during the absence of the regular employee.

Reports to: Substitute Teachers report directly to the Office Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage or co-manage the classroom and provide instructions according to plans as prepared by the fellow or classroom teacher.
  • Embody the Responsive Classroom philosophy for creating a community of learners and managing the classroom
  • Embrace and foster inclusion in the the classroom and uphold high expectations for all students
  • Implement workshop model instruction lessons to differentiate instruction and promote student engagement
  • Assist with all aspects of the daily routine, including distributing and collecting supplies, keeping attendance records, lunchroom duty, recess, supporting COVID protocols, etc.
  • Work with students to help reinforce learning objectives
  • Adhere to all Mundo Verde policies and procedures
  • Use appropriate judgment to act in the best interest of students at all times
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Qualifications, Skills and Values


  • Associate’s degree or 48 hours college credits, or equivalent experience.
  • One year of experience working with children ages 3-12(i.e. tutoring, camp, after school) required, it is a plus if experience in a school setting.
  • Bilingual preferred, English-Spanish
  • Experience working with special needs students in an inclusive setting, preferred.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, strong leadership capabilities, and a commitment to their own learning.

Skills and Values

  • Demonstrated ability to be an independent solutions-oriented problem-solver
  • Commitment to demonstrate love and joy towards students, colleagues, and the work
  • Willing, hard-working attitude with a growth mindset toward self, students, and colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of personal work and the school mission
  • Capacity to embody the characteristics of a Community Steward by practicing six community building virtues and values every day: 1) Empathy, 2) Speak your truth, 3) Perseverance, 4) Inquiry, 5) Collaboration, and 6) Appreciation
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate deeply with colleagues to support efforts to raise student achievement
  • Familiar with the different levels of age-appropriate student development
  • Dedicated to learning how to meet the needs of every diverse learner
  • Ability to manage time and work in a fast-paced, dynamic school environment, multi-task, prioritize and stay calm under pressure
  • Commitment to learning and implementing Responsive Classroom and Restorative Practices
  • Open to deepening understanding how to differentiate for students with IEPs
  • Understanding of the different levels of age-appropriate student development
  • Ability to establish strong, trusting, and authentic relationships with students, colleagues, families and other stakeholders
  • Ability to manage time and work in a fast paced, dynamic school environment, multi task, prioritize and stay calm under pressure

Other Job Details

  • Schedule: 8 hour day starting at 7.50am (may be required to attend meetings after student dismissal)
  • Location: Either campus
  • Position Type: This is a 10-month hourly position which is exempt and therefore eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Employment subject to TB test, fingerprinting and background check

What we offer

Mundo Verde cares for and values our phenomenal staff and provides the following:

  • A Tier 1 school home in which to inspire children in a progressive environment
  • An opportunity to be a part of developing compassionate global stewards and life-long biliterate learners
  • Colleagues who are devoted to their practice, their students, and the school mission
  • A leadership team dedicated to supporting professional growth by providing feedback and support
  • A 3-4 week summer institute and other professional development opportunities as available
  • FT hourly: A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, short/long-term and life insurance, employer contributions to a 401(k), a transportation stipend, and paid time off (10 days of PTO: 7 Sick, 3 Personal), off on winter break, spring break and holidays scheduled in the school calendar.

MVBPCS is an equal opportunity employer.