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Substitute Teacher - Tampa Bay (22-23)

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School Year: 2022-2023
Location: IDEA Hope
Region: Tampa Bay, FL
Category: Instructional
Job Type: Part-Time


Role Mission: 

In the absence of the classroom teacher, the substitute teacher provides instruction, encourages student progress, and manages the learning environment. The substitute teacher position is responsible for always ensuring student safety by supervising scholars with strong classroom management. This position reports directly to the Regional Substitute Teacher Staffing Manager and is managed at the campus level for day-to-day assignments by the administrative assistant, campus principal and instructional lead team. 

Why become a Substitute Teacher at IDEA? 

IDEA substitute teachers are provided with competitive compensation while preparing them for success in the classroom working alongside high-performing teachers and receiving on-demand quality training at their fingertips. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment where substitute teachers are part of our IDEA Team & Family and are given the opportunities to learn, develop, and grow into future classroom teachers or co-teachers. We also welcome any veteran or retired teacher who wants to be part of our program to serve scholars in pursuit of our College-for-All mission.




  • Work a minimum of 2 assignments a week
  • Be on time and complete all assignments
  • If an assignment needs to be canceled to do so 48-hours in advance
  • In an emergency, last-minute cancelation, the substitute is responsible for calling the campus directly and for canceling the assignment in Frontline.


1- Demonstrates professional practices in teaching.

  •  Follows teacher lesson plans as indicated by administration or absent teacher. 
  • Implements a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns with campus-wide initiatives while developing students’ character and sense of community in the classroom.  
  • Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve student achievement and manage work-related tasks.  
  • Helps shape and develop a school-wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student. 
  • Assigns reasonable tasks and homework to students, as indicated by absent teacher or administration. 
  • Models correct use of English oral and written language. 
  • Supports campus personnel to reach our overall student persistence goals by providing a high-quality parent and student experience. 

2- Participates in professional development training and ongoing evaluation reviews. 

  • Completes assigned professional development training courses (synchronous or asynchronous) upon hire, and throughout the school year as needed. 
  • Engages in ongoing evaluation reviews by campus leaders or teachers whose classroom is covered by the substitute.  
  • Receives ongoing coaching and feedback from campus instructional lead team and/or Regional Substitute Staffing Manager for the region, as needed. 
  • Is responsive to communication from the Regional Substitute Staffing Manager

3- Follows professional practices and regulations consistent with IDEA systems and policies in working with students, students’ records, parents, and colleagues. 

  • Conducts assigned classes at the times scheduled.  
  • Typical substitute teacher schedule is 7am-4pm 
  • Is punctual. 
  • Dresses in a manner consistent with school policies. 
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and appropriate records and files. 
  • Enforces regulations concerning student conduct and discipline. 
  • Interacts in a professional manner with students and parents. 
  • Maintains student confidentiality. 
  • Works cooperatively with all school personnel and parents. 

4- Acts in a professional manner. 

  • Takes precautions to protect records, equipment, materials, and facilities. 
  • Assumes responsibility for supervising students in out-of-class settings. 
  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding, and respect for the communities in which they identify.   
  • Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned. 

5- Values of IDEA 

  • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all studentsare capable of gettingto, and through, college. 
  • Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improvequickly 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization 
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationshipsin order toachieve outcomes 
  • Embodies IDEA’s core values    


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution.  
  • Classroom Experience may compensate for education requirements. 
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. 
  • Works cooperatively with all school personnel and Campus Principal. 
  • Unwavering belief that a college education is possible for all children, and a commitment to developing a school-wide culture that fosters a productive, enthusiastic learning environment. 
  • Openness to observation and critical feedback with a desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher. 
  • Excitement about working for a school system that is changing the status quo of education in the United States. 


  • Compensation for this role is $110 per day for degreed subs. $75 per day for non-degreed substitute teachers. An increase in pay occurs when substitute works for long-term assignments (+10 consecutive days on the same job) $160 per day.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

IDEA Public Schools in Florida intends to promote and establish a Drug-Free Workplace Program to maximize safety and productivity in the workplace, enhance our competitive position in the marketplace, without experiencing the costs, delays, and tragedies associated with accidents that result from drug or alcohol abuse by employees. A Drug-Free Workplace means that of our employees must remain Drug-Free both on and off the job, and free from alcohol on the job. In holding to this policy, all staff members will undergo drug testing prior to starting in their new role with us.


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