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Job ID: 153325

Substitute Elementary Teacher
Bellevue School District

Date Posted Jan. 28, 2021
Title Substitute Elementary Teacher
School / District Bellevue School District
Bellevue, WA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Elementary Education

Job Description

The position of Substitute Elementary Teacher will center instruction on high expectations for student achievement by establishing a culture for learning, providing clear communication with students and engaging students in learning..


The Bellevue School District is committed to a diverse workforce representative of our students, one that embraces and models cultural competency as an international community.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Teachers will demonstrate effective teaching practices through use of effective questioning and discussion techniques and reflection on teaching.
  • Teachers will recognize individual student learning needs and develop strategies to address those needs. This will be demonstrated through knowledge of students and demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Teachers will provide clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum through knowledge of content and pedagogy, setting instructional outcomes, knowledge of resources and designing coherent instruction.
  • Teachers will foster and manage a safe, positive learning environment through creating an environment of respect and rapport, managing classroom procedures, student behavior and organizing a safe physical space for student learning.
  • Teachers will use multiple student data elements to modify instruction and improve student learning. Teachers will design student assessments, use assessment in instruction, and maintain accurate student records.
  • Teachers will communicate and collaborate with parents and the school community through effective and ongoing communication.
  • Teachers will exhibit collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning.
  • Teachers will participate in a professional community, expected to grow and develop professionally and demonstrate professionalism.
  • Teachers will annually establish student growth goals to ensure student growth over time.
  • Direct the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel.
  • Attend or participate in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional development.
  • Participate in site-based decision-making processes.


  • Reports directly to supervisor/evaluator.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):


  • Possess or qualify for immediate issuance of a valid Washington State teaching certificate.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an endorsement in K-8 elementary education.

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

  • Commitment to the District’s vision, mission and goals.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to equity through culturally relevant teaching practices through the design and implementation of instruction and high expectations for all students.
  • Provides high quality instruction through knowledge of differentiated instructional practices and data-driven instructional decision-making.
  • Ability and skills necessary to individualize instruction. Commitment and ability to work with a full range of students including gifted, mainstreamed special education, English language learners, and students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of Bellevue School District’s curriculum and instructional practices such as teacher-directed instruction, literature-based reading, problem-based learning, math problem-solving and use of math manipulatives, cooperative learning, and integrated curriculum.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

  • Ability to develop students’ technology literacy.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative or team approach.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally, collaboratively and positively with students, parents, and colleagues, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with students in multi-aged groups.
  • Ability to use varied assessments, including performance tasks, portfolios, and student self-assessment.
  • Attends ongoing professional development activities, such as college course work, professional associations, workshops, and in-service opportunities.
  • Exhibits a strong and positive attitude with the belief that each student can be taught and has the right and capacity to achieve personal academic excellence.
  • Ability to perform all duties in accordance with applicable Board policies and district and legal requirements.
  • Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations.
  • Support (in a positive manner), existing classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct.
  • Support classroom goals and objectives, in conformance with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations, and guidelines; evaluate and record student progress when asked to do so.
  • Substitute teachers may be asked to collect and interpret a variety of data; provide reports for administrative purposes.

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.


These are on-call positions. The number of days or hours that a substitute teacher works is dependent upon the number of contracted teachers who are absent on any given day. No specific guarantee of work is offered. The rate of pay is determined by contract between the District and BEA. Substitute teachers are not eligible for benefits.


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed. The successful candidate for this position must be fingerprinted. Employment is contingent upon clearance by Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation

Contact Information
Alex Nicoara , Benefits Specialist
12111 NE 1st St
Bellevue, Washington 98005-3183
Phone: (425) 456-4076
Fax: 425-456-4078

  • Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, 425-456-4010 or; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, 425-456-4156 or; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman 425-456-4040 or Address for all three: 12111 NE 1st St., Bellevue, WA 98005.

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