Substitute Teacher

Job Summary:

Substitute Teachers at Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) serve as substitute teachers when our teachers/advisors are unable to be at school. The Substitute Teacher reports to the DECA principal.


  • Valid 4-9 or 7-12 license.
  • Prior relevant experience preferred;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • A broad range of interests and experience with a passion for learning;
  • Knowledge of state and national academic content standards;
  • Basic knowledge in all core content areas;
  • Knowledge of pedagogical theories, perspectives, and developments;
  • Sound classroom management skills;
  • Ability to improvise and work through uncertainties;
  • Experience with technology‐integration in the teaching and learning process;
  • Effectiveness in an interdisciplinary, teamed environment;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Excellent problem‐solving skills

Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as positive role model for students;
  • Follow lesson plans as provided by the classroom teacher;
  • Implement, by instruction and action, Dayton Early College Academy’s mission;
  • Know and understand the Dayton Early College Academy goals and how they align to content area standards as defined by Ohio Department of Education and the University of Dayton;
  • Celebrate student accomplishments;
  • Hold students accountable for their academic progress;
  • Report each student’s progress, both educationally and socially, to classroom teacher
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the principal.

Terms of Employment:

  • On-call as needed

Working Environment:

Workplace locations include:

  • School/college buildings;
  • Community;
  • Internship sites;
  • Retreat/field sites;
  • Other environments as deemed necessary/appropriate

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of his/her job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Additional Working Conditions:

  • The noise level in this work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activity and location.
  • Working conditions for this job include (1) exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue; and (2) occasional operation of a motor vehicle to transport students.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

The information in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for the position.


The Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. | 300 College Park | Dayton, OH 45469-2930
High School Phone: 937-229-5780 | Junior High School Phone: 937-229-5781 | School Fax: 937-229-5786

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