Substitute Teacher

Tacoma Public Schools-1
Tacoma, WA, US
Closing date
Dec 31, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher, Substitute Teacher
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Tacoma Public Schools

Salary Available @, look for Salary Schedules - Substitute Hourly Rates

Benefits: NONE.

This position, for temporary periods, plans, organizes and provides learning experiences for students, including providing each student with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to lead self-sufficient, well-adjusted, healthy, productive, socially responsible lives to the best of their individual potential.

Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. A Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources Partner will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire.

Additional Resources and Information:
  • Press Release from WA Governor's Office
  • Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
  • OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ
  • Vaccine Mandate FAQs
  • DOH Vaccine fact sheet

1. Develops lesson plans and manages the learning experiences, curricular and extra-curricular to ensure the needs of the group and individual students are met.
2. Evaluates student performance and provides guidance which will promote the student's welfare, educational development, and citizenship.
3. Participates in the planning and evaluation of the school program(s) and the district's curriculum and program development.
4. Provides the maximum learning opportunities for each student.
5. Conducts parent conferences and a variety of other meetings with district staff, parents and students.
6. Effectively utilizes resources and services of the community and the district to enhance students' learning and teacher's effectiveness.
7. Maintains the necessary current records and reports and utilizes data to modify and improve program effectiveness.
8. Ensures that the students and district get maximum returns on all equipment, materials, supplies and utilities used under his/her direction.
9. Provides for and promotes the care and protection of students and school property.


1. Attends staff meetings as called by the administrators.
2. Maintains files on latest curriculum guides.
3. Performs related duties as assigned.

Other information:

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree with OSPI certification; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques.
Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information.
Skill in classroom management.
Skill in handling student discipline.
Ability to organize and coordinate activities.
Ability to serve as role model and treat students as individuals in a professional manner.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.

Licenses/Special Requirements
Valid Washington State teaching certificate

Job Locator Number: D42-55

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools 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 the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan,, 253-571-1252;

Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin,, 253-571-1318;

Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan,, 253-571-1191;

504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen,, 253-571-1096;

504 Coordinator: Secondary, Megan Nelson,, 253-571-1003.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357., (253) 571-1250
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