Corlears School is a small New York City independent elementary school serving ages 2 through 5th grade, located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. We currently have opportunities for Substitute Teachers for the 2019 -20 school year. Whole and half-day coverage is needed for classroom in Nursery through 5th, and subject teacher spaces (Art, Spanish, Music, Technology, PE, Library and Science) spaces.
Candidates should be excited about taking on active assisting and supporting role the classrooms by helping children throughout the day with various tasks and activities, as well as following subplans left by teahers. Previous experience and strong classroom management skills are a plus. Knowledge of Responsive Classroom a plus.
Comfort and warmth with young children is a must.
*Interviews will be granted to qualified applications by invitation only, held on:
Thursday Sept. 16th and Friday Sept. 17th between the hours of 8:45-10am.
The Corlears Community:
Corlears is a warm and nurturing community dedicated to the educational excellence of young children through the elementary grades. Corlears is committed to creating an environment and shaping a curriculum that embraces differences. Our small and dynamic community makes working at Corlears both exciting and an opportunity for growth. We offer a competitive daily rate for substitutes.
Please contact and send resume to
Assistant Head of School and Dir. of Teaching and Learning
*Please include Substitute Teacher in the subject line.
Ideal Candidates will:
Have an understanding and interest in progressive /constructivist practices and principles
Have experience working with a variety of learners in a school setting
Be prepared to actively participate in all needs of the classroom as directed by the head or assistant teacher
Have experience with managing a classroom of young learners
Possess a desire to further their learning through real classroom experience
Ability to take direction from Head /Assistant Teacher
Be an active participant in the classroom throughout the day
Currently enrolled in or completed an undergraduate/graduate program for education
Skilled in adapting understanding multiple cultural and learning perspectives
About Corlears School
Corlears, a small, independent, progressive school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is dedicated to the education of young children through the elementary grades. We seek to cultivate joy in learning through active investigation of integrated curricular themes.
Daily practice at Corlears is based on the belief that educating students to be well informed, socially engaged, critical thinkers is essential in order to sustain a healthy democracy. We have intentionally created an intimate environment, well suited to the needs of children through the elementary years, where students can easily navigate both the physical space and social networks of the community. We seek to create an economically and culturally diverse community that reflects our immediate neighborhood and reaches into the city beyond.