Substitute Teacher

SMR considers its teachers and counseling professionals as its most important and valued employees tasked with creating and sustaining a vibrant learning atmosphere as well as developing enduring personal relationships with students as part of the Xaverian educational ideals.  SMR educators are expected to support the school’s mission as a college preparatory environment and, while they are not required to be practicing Catholics, there is an expectation that the philosophy and doctrines of the Catholic Church will be upheld and supported. Counselors may be asked to fulfill essential duties either during or directly before or after the school day. Coaching and club advisor roles and responsibilities are also a valuable element of the role of educator at St. Mary’s Ryken. St. Mary’s Ryken is a member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and supports twenty-one varsity and junior varsity sports.  Coaching opportunities exist for many athletic teams.  SMR has a club and resource time embedded into the school day and moderator positions are available.

Responsibilities of a SMR Substitute

  • Provide classroom instruction to students as outlined in lesson plans provided by regular teacher
  • Maintain a positive learning environment and a well-managed classroom
  • Complete real time attendance reporting
  • Establish and maintain a safe and orderly classroom environment
  • Report any student injuries, illness, and serious discipline problems to Principal’s Office
  • Comply with all SMR guidelines and policies at all times


  • Previous substitute experience is not required
  • AA Degree or higher
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Maryland Criminal Record Check Clearance
  • Maryland Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Clearance
  • FBI Criminal Background Clearance

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