The Shipley School
  • Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
  • Part Time

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12.  Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world.


The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School's compliance with the application and administration of the School's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Title IX Compliance Officer or the Section 504 Compliance Officer, at 814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010, (610) 525-4300, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School's SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School's website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.


The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lower School Substitute teacher. The candidate will have experience in the elementary education, hold a degree in a related field and possess a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school


Essential Functions:

  • Teaches content and skills in subject area utilizing curriculum designated by the school
  • Maintains a discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with school policies
  • Implements lesson plans, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner which motivates students to learn and participate
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
  • Organizes students for effective instruction
  • Evaluates each student's progress in meeting the course standards.
  • Completes a Substitute Teacher Report Form for the regular classroom teacher
  • Administers testing in accordance with division testing practices.
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning, health and behavior problems
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress
  • Complies with and supports school regulations and policies
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by division head



  • Bachelor's degree or post graduate work in subject matter and/or counseling
  • A minimum of five years teaching and administration experience in an independent school environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold


Interested candidates should complete the online application. Cover letter and resume should be uploaded in the resume section of the application.  Applications received missing the letter and/or supporting documents will receive less consideration.  No phone calls, please.

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