Substitute Teacher - The Biome School
Position: Substitute Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Maternity Leave Substitute - 3rd Grade
Job Location: The Biome School
Beginning: Apr 01, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Elementary Education
District: The Biome School
St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
The Biome School Mission
The Biome engages children in an individualized and challenging educational environment, enriching minds and cultivating confident, creative builders of the future.

The Biome School
The Biome is a tuition-free, k-5, public charter school that provides a unique academic experience for children who live in the City of St. Louis.  Biome students are actively involved in their own learning and are integral to the development of new ideas and ways of thinking.  The school’s learner-centered, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) framework guides instruction across disciplines and provides students with rigorous and holistic academic experiences. The learning environment, characterized by high expectations, differentiated instruction, relentless encouragement and student support, is critical to the academic, social, and emotional progress of Biome learners.  Similar to a tropical rainforest biome, which sustains a diverse array of life forms, The Biome School supports the diverse academic interests, skills, and needs of each individual learner.

The Biome School may be a good fit for you if…
  • You enjoy the energy and curiosity of young children
  • You believe every child has unique gifts and talents
  • You enjoy working in an environment where you get to help create the instructional “roadmap”
  • You collaborate well and are comfortable sharing your ideas and questions
  • You are organized, hard-working, and detail-oriented
  • You are excited about working in a school community characterized by high expectations
Position Description
The Biome is seeking a motivated and dynamic substitute teacher to provide maternity leave coverage in 3rd grade.  Interested candidates must be available from April 2021 through May 2021.  During the first several days of the employment period, the substitute will overlap with the current teacher to begin getting to know the students, the curriculum, the schedules, and the overall school program.  Once the leave begins, the substitute will regularly collaborate with the other 3rd grade classroom teacher to ensure consistency across the lessons and fidelity in content delivery.  The substitute will be responsible for all duties assigned to 3rd grade teachers at The Biome, including but not limited to writing lessons plans, grading assignments and assessments, communicating with families, writing report cards, and attending staff meetings. 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Missouri Elementary Education Teaching Certificate
Preferred skills and characteristics
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and organizational skills
  • Self-confident and resilient
  • Consistent and reliable
  • Data-driven and results-oriented
To apply, please email the following items to
  1. Resumé (not to exceed two pages; 12-point font)
  2. Cover letter, which explains the candidate’s interest in the position as well as the skills and experiences that make the applicant a good candidate for the position (not to exceed two pages; 12-point font)
Phone calls will not be accepted.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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