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Job Description #1

Substitute Teacher
Based on availability and need
2023-2024 School Year


$140 per day

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • As a Catholic school, Gospel values such as prayer and a belief in a loving God are essential to how our school operates.  It is not a requirement for this position to be Catholic, however, in order for our school to thrive, everyone needs to have an understanding of and a willingness to embody all that it means to be part of a Catholic community.

  • Minimum – Bachelor’s Degree
  • Teacher Certification preferred
  • Alignment of professional duties and responsibilities to the belief that every student can learn the skills and dispositions necessary to have an opportunity to attend college.
  • Experience working or participating in Catholic education.
  • Inspire a spirit of welcome and service with everyone who encounters the school.
  • Ensure respectful and appropriate communication of school policies with all community members.
  • Maintain professional communication both verbally and in writing.
  • Comfortable use of the internet and digital tools.
  • Enjoy learning new things.
  • Listen to others, act with patience, and seek excellence in all that we do.
  • Serve as a positive and contributing community member.
  • Bilingual – Spanish or Vietnamese are the languages that would be most responsive to our community.

Substitute Teacher job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain and complete attendance daily between 8 am and 8:30 am.

  • Establish and maintain a classroom learning environment in which students thrive, guided by Gospel values, high academic expectations for all students, and a belief that all students can and will learn.
  • Implement responsive instructional strategies, including ongoing formative assessment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and adjusting lesson plans and instruction in order to meet the needs of the students.
  • Align classroom curriculum and instruction to school-wide systems, initiatives, and goals.
  • Ensure confidentiality in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Implement research based instructional strategies in order to ensure learning for all students.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn new technology as it pertains to enhancing student learning and communication among the school staff and families.
  • Arrive at school 30 minutes before the school day begins and remain at least 30 minutes following the regular school day according to school policy.
  • Participation in all aspects of liturgical celebrations during the school day.
  • Serve as a model of Catholic faith for the students and represent the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Family Handbook, Faculty Handbook, and Staff Handbook.
  • Serve this school in the position and in the specific duties assigned by the Principal. Established policies, rules and regulations expressed by the school and the Principal shall be part of the professional procedure together with the applicable rules and regulations of the Washington State Department of Education, the Archdiocese of Seattle, applicable Canon Law and the local School Commission.
Pope St. John XXIII STEM Academy inspires students to grow in a faith that is guided by Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church. As instructional leaders, we facilitate the development of the skills that are necessary to be successful in the 21st century. Pope St. John XXIII STEM Academy is a PK-8 school located in Tacoma, we are a nurturing environment, dedicated to academic success for all students, and a supportive community of faith.
To apply, please complete the application process at  Questions can be sent to the principal, Marc Nuno, at
Included in the application process will be a request for a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should include a brief introduction, how your skills and experience are a good fit for this role, and describe the reasons for wanting this position.