• Current and valid teaching substitute certification from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Requires the ability to work well and communicate with children, parents, and other program personnel.
  • Requires skills in planning, directing and conducting activities to meet the summer program goals.
  • Must pass a background screening.


Substitute teachers will carry out the lesson plans and meet the duties of teaching in the absence of a certified teacher in the Summer Program. Substitute teachers are expected to maintain the tone and standards for the Summer Program through attention to program quality and maintenance of a consistently safe and nurturing environment.


  • Implements curriculum set forth by the Swope Corridor Renaissance Youth Program and aligned with the Missouri Learning Standards.
  • Maintains a classroom environment conducive to learning.
  • Follows the lesson plan left by the teacher for whom he/she is substituting in accordance with summer school curriculum, goals and objectives.
  • Alerts Site Director of non-routine behavior problems that require additional assistance or intervention.
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated by the Director of After-School Programs.
  • Assists in upholding and enforcing school program rules and regulations.
  • Monitors academic performance of students and alerts site director of situations in the absence of the certified teacher.
  • Demonstrates professionalism when interacting with teachers, counselors, students, parents, visitors, etc., ensuring that each person is treated with dignity and respect.
  • Attend all teacher training.
  • Adheres to all Swope Corridor Renaissance policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and regulations


Download the application and return the completed form via email to Robin Winfrey at HR@scr-upperroom.org or in person at 300 E. 39th Street, Suite 4A, KCMO 64111


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