Permanent Substitute Teacher
  • Teacher

Dedham Country Day School, Dedham, MA

Accredited by AISNE

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks a full-time permanent substitute teacher to join our robust Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 community. This role will provide in-person classroom coverage for faculty absences, as well as classroom support.

At DCD, our children develop a willingness to try, an ability to do, and a drive to care. We strive to facilitate a multicultural and anti-racist education which celebrates the diversity of our community and prepares students with the skills they need to connect and thrive in our diverse world. We know that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life for students and faculty alike. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools, and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engaging instruction and implementation of lesson plans for children in grades PK - 8 in a variety of classroom settings, teaching a range of subjects
  • Promote and support each child’s physical, social, emotional and academic growth
  • Implement effective and respectful classroom management
  • Help faculty to maintain classroom libraries, bulletin boards and instructional materials
  • Provide weekly coverage for recess and lunch duties
  • Be willing and able to follow school protocols related to managing COVID-19 risk on campus, including compliance with a face mask at all times, and adherence to social distancing and hand hygiene protocols

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with experience teaching or working with elementary and/or middle school age students
  • A history of adaptability, responsibility and flexibility with a strong work ethic
  • Comfort with technology and an openness to integrate academic technology into the classroom; experience with Google Classroom, Zoom, SeeSaw and other online platforms a plus
  • An understanding of the importance in building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices
  • Knowledge of the developmental needs for elementary and middle school children
  • A sense of humor and a willingness to be part of a collaborative team

School Mission and Philosophy: DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  •  Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

Application Information: Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary and benefits plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at

Dedham Country Day School is an independent, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 8 school located just west of Boston in Dedham MA. DCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.