"The teachers, administrators, and staff are smart, energetic, kind, forward-thinking, and devoted to the care and education of their students."

Rob D.


Kentucky Avenue School

Substitute Teacher

Job Description


Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a K-5 part-time substitute teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Kentucky Avenue seeks to hire a creative, innovative and experienced educator with a commitment to experiential learning. KAS values the integration of social and emotional learning with academics, and is dedicated to providing highly differentiated curriculum in a warm, inclusive school climate. Additionally, Kentucky Avenue School embraces Maker-Centered Learning and the Responsive Classroom approach.


Responsibilities will include:  

• Teaching all subjects to a group of children 

• Working as a part of a team; extra duties include recess, lunch and carpool duties

• Being an integral part of a caring community of learners


A successful candidate will have:

• A depth of knowledge and understanding of young children

• A passion for working with young children

• A knowledge of guided reading and  teaching Singapore Math

• Sensitivity to diverse communities of learners and an appreciation of developmental 

differences in an elementary school setting

• A knowledge of 21st Century Skills and how they relate to classroom teaching 


A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree in elementary education is a real plus.  Ideal candidates will have some elementary school teaching experience, an understanding of differentiated instruction, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, superior interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.  


Lunch is included on Mondays and Wednesdays when school is in session.  


Please send resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to:

Ellen McConnell Sanderson, Head of School

Kentucky Avenue School