Substitute Teacher

Job Type: Part-time/Temporary

Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor (HDS) is a Jewish, private, pluralistic elementary school that provides excellent education in General Studies, Judaic Studies, and Hebrew language. Through individualized instruction, advantageous teacher-to-student ratios, and attentive support systems, the school is committed to instilling in its students a love of learning.

Students are given the essential building blocks to secure their identities as members of a community, as Jews, and enables students and their families to experience the sense of joy, warmth, and belonging that comes with true community. We focus attention in equal measure on academic excellence and on fostering the healthy social and emotional development of our students. The whole child is nourished and the mind is stimulated through a balance of learning opportunities including art, vocal and instrumental music, technology, library, and physical education.

HDS families come from a wide variety of religious backgrounds, and our students learn to expect and embrace diversity. Our graduates are academically skilled, confident in their talents, grounded in their identities, and poised to contribute to the world. We are a proud and joyful community of learners.

Full Job Description:

Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor is seeking qualified substitute teachers to add to our substitute list. Though not required, ideal applicants will have experience teaching elementary school (K-5), teaching certification in the State of Michigan, and a commitment to a developmentally appropriate, student-centered, team approach to teaching and learning.

School Mission:
The mission of the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor is to nurture the development of knowledgeable, caring and committed Jewish children in a dynamic learning environment. Through exceptional general and Judaic studies and Hebrew language immersion, students create a meaningful and joyous connection to their heritage and build a strong foundation for lifelong learning and involvement in the wider community.

COVID-19 considerations: For the moment, first interviews will be conducted online.


  • Implement and teach lesson plans and instructions as directed by the absent teacher, or consult with the principal or other responsible staff if the lesson plan is not provided
  • Maintain a clean, respectful, safe, and orderly classroom, and follow classroom and school procedures as directed by the school
  • Send a report to the regular teacher at the end of the day
  • Communicate in a friendly and positive manner towards parents, students, and administrators
  • Keep records on attendance, accidents, and incidents
  • Protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Ensure the safety of students at all times


  • High school diploma or GED, Bachelor’s degree, or between 30 and 60 college semester hours (depending on state or type of school)
  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)
  • Work Authorization – Required
  • Experience working with children and students preferred
  • Ability to follow and enforce rules, policies, and procedures
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Fluency in Hebrew is an added benefit

Hours per week: As needed