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Career Center
February 4, 2019

Elementary School Substitute Teacher

St. James' Episcopal School
Los Angeles CA United States
Preschool - 6th Grade
Position Starts: March 3, 2019
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

St. James’ Episcopal School is an independent school serving students in preschool through sixth grade, located in Koreatown near Downtown Los Angeles. With more than 70 full time faculty, St. James’ is a diverse, joyful, inclusive community of learners.

St. James’ Episcopal School currently has available positions for Substitute Teachers. Substitute teachers are part of a dynamic team and implement an engaging curriculum in an innovative, exciting classroom settings. The Elementary School Substitute Teacher reports to Elizabeth Desmarais, Assistant Head of School.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching credential or passing grade on CBEST
  • Experience with the elementary grades
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community that empowers its students and families to celebrate their cultural identities, faiths, backgrounds and heritages.


An ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of child development and experience with children
  • Support of differentiation in the classroom, one-on-one work with students, preparation and supervision of lessons
  • Ability to meet physical demands of working with young children
  • Flexibility and a desire to work in partnership with a teaching team and a grade level
  • Strong classroom management and communication skills

This is a great opportunity for educators who want to teach in a community that focuses on the whole child and values best practices and the highest standards of teaching excellence. Familiarity with 21st century skills, practice and procedures in working with children. Candidates interested in this position should fill out an application online, and may send a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Desmarais, Assistant Head of School (edesmarais@sjsla.org).

About St. James’ Episcopal School

Celebrating fifty years of providing quality elementary school education to the children of Los Angeles, St. James’ Episcopal School is a community that values academic excellence, scholarship, inclusion, joyful teaching and learning and a strong belief that an elementary school’s primary purpose is to inculcate in children a lifelong love of learning, a commitment to community, a profound curiosity about people and the world, and gratitude for the opportunity  to make our complex world more compassionate, empathetic and filled with joy.

Encompassing most of a block on St. Andrews Place, and a preschool on Gramercy Place, St. James’ is comprised of 365 students and over 73 employees, who we refer to as “staffulty” due to the belief that everything at St. James’ is the curriculum and that all employees offer instruction and modeling to young people in some way. 



Contact Information

Danielle Prestidge
Assistant to the Head of School
213-382-2315 ext 285