Lower School PK4 Long Term Substitute Teacher | Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart - Houston | TX

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Plan, organize, and lead activities designed to promote academic, social, and emotional development in a supportive and engaging learning environment
  • Create an emotionally responsive, caring, positive, and accepting environment supportive of the individual development of each child and family
  • Supervise young children and ensure a safe and loving environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom, outdoor play areas, and other areas of the campus.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students varying needs and interests
  • Attend staff meetings, serve on committees as required, seek and attend professional development opportunities
  • Evaluate each students growth and performance
  • Provide constructive feedback to parents
  • Prepare and distribute report cards online 
Minimum Education/Prior Experience/Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Teaching Certificate
  • High level of competence using technology
  • Experience in a PreK – 12 environment, preferably in independent schools is a plus
  • Strong references to convey teaching abilities
  • Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks
  • Completion of Virtus: Protecting God's Children training
  • Current CPR certification

General Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills with attention to detail
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook
  • Treat parents as partners in their child's education
  • Maintain productive relationships with other Duchesne faculty and staff, working closely with other Department Heads where applicable
  • Maintain professional relationships with the Board of Trustees
  • Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to children’s and parent’s needs

Tenets of Staff Excellence

Duchesne Academy employees embody and promote the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. As a staff of excellence, they commit to a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. As community builders, employees of Duchesne value and respect their colleagues, and they promote School goals and policies with a generous and positive spirit.

A Sacred Heart employee…

Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.

Models acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.

Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.

Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.

Embraces the importance of the integration of technology within the school; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.

Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the area of expertise.

Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.

Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school.

Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.


Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.


Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

How to Apply: Apply Online

Link to Full Description: https://www.duchesne.org/about/job-opportunities
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.