Substitute | Substitute Teacher | District Wide


We are seeking candidates to fill substitute teaching positions.  This position is day-by-day and requires a valid Minnesota Teaching License.

Substitute teachers work at both our North Star Academy (Grades K-8) and our Raleigh Academy (Grades K-5).  

Job Title: Teacher — General Education

Department: North Star or Raleigh Academy

Supervisor: Academy Director or Academy Principal

Hourly Rate of Pay: $160.00 per day


A teacher at Duluth Edison Charter School (DECS) is committed to academic and personal excellence for every student.  He or she will understand what it means to be a lifelong learner and participate in ongoing professional development goal setting, learning and reflection in each school year.  The teacher will work as a team member in his or her assigned House team.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.

Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines and state or national standards; implement and teach the core values established by our school as the focus of instruction and discussion when appropriate

Uses formative and summative assessment data to inform instruction

Teaches rules of conduct; models the behavior expected of students; maintains order in classroom and on playground.

Creates and manages  a PBIS based learning environment that enables students to feel safe, be creative and develop excellence

Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school.  Utilize our Infinite Campus system and enter grades in a timely fashion

Differentiates instruction to accommodate the needs of all students in the classroom

Administers MAP, MCA and other assigned assessments as relevant to his or her area of teaching

Analyzes classroom data to inform his or her teaching and small group instruction

Implements school and district policies and procedures

Participates in and contributes to student 504 Plan meetings and IEP meetings. ¬†Collaborates with other professionals/stakeholders working with the student. ¬†Implements any accommodations and makes any modifications for designated students as indicated in the students’ Section 504 and Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Maintains familiarity with and be prepared to implement current district and building Emergency Procedures.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in education or an equivalent combination of education and experience permitting one to obtain appropriate licensure as a teacher by the Minnesota Department of Education.


Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common journals, reports, and education related documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or concerns from students, caregivers, regulatory agencies, or members of the school community.  Ability to write lesson plans and other materials that conform to commonly accepted style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to students, caregivers, management, and colleagues.


Mathematical Skills

The ability to analyze and understand data represented multiple ways (charts, graphs, etc.); identify trends or ‘root causes’ in data; and calculate with percentages.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Google Docs and a strong background in instructional technology platforms.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Minnesota Teacher’s License appropriate for the particular grades or subject matter assigned.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.