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At The Academy at Penguin Hall, “I don’t know” is the catalyst that fuels learning and growth.

The Opportunity

The Academy at Penguin Hall seeks outstanding substitute teachers who will manage and provide coverage for faculty absences. This position requires flexibility, problem solving skills, and the ability to adapt to changing schedules. The substitute teacher will maintain the academic focus of the classroom, provide support and assistance for students, and a safe and respectful classroom environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing a nurturing, creative, and inclusive environment for students and to create a strong classroom community.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Implement lesson plans (when available) and ensure the integrity of academic time in a manner that motivates students to learn and participate.
  • Create lessons on occasion for students when lesson plans are not available.
  • Communicate and document a summary of the class for the absent classroom teacher.
  • Communicate with the classroom teacher and/or division head all student issues (social, academic, healthy) as soon as is reasonably possible.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of experience working with high school age students
  • Commitment to culturally competent teaching practices and social/emotional learning

To apply, interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to employment@penguinhall.org

We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ educators, or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at The Academy at Penguin Hall.

The Academy at Penguin Hall is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, veteran or active military status, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by state, federal or local law.

We believe in challenging the status quo of traditional education by encouraging freedom within a framework of meaningful rigor. By cultivating an environment that fosters and inspires continual improvement, we challenge young women to demand more from their education.

Our staff and faculty are a team of incredibly dedicated and driven individuals. We have embraced the opportunity to design education around peer-supported and time-tested educational research, but we also allow ourselves to innovate and think outside the box so that our students are supported but challenged in and out of the classroom.

We welcome employment inquiries from like-minded individuals who are motivated by the reality that innovation is born from challenge. We seek those who want to be inspired rather than managed, those with an “all-in” mindset and a roll-up-your-sleeves approach.

As a school, we embody a culture of kindness and inclusion and pride ourselves in supporting and serving each other each day. Summer months are dedicated to collegial work, professional development, “bigger picture” collaboration, student support and enrichment. If you appreciate continuous dialogue and revel in interdisciplinary collaboration, we want to hear from you.

If you share our vision and are interested in joining our team, please tell us a little about yourself and email your resume to: employment@penguinhall.org.

We look forward to meeting you.