Substitute Teacher Resume Samples

Updated on October 12, 2019
Substitute Teacher Resume Writing Tips

• Start your resume with a teacher career summary, showcasing a snapshot of your professional teaching career.

• Mention your teaching skills, education, and experience using bullets points under suitable headings.


• Make a brief yet comprehensive resume showcasing your relevant background.

• Write clear and short sentences using a legible font such as Ariel.

• Use keywords specific to the teaching field.

• Write descriptive phrases using strong action words.


See also: Substitute Teacher Cover Letter Sample


Substitute Teacher Resume Sample 1


Hillary Dixon
6770 Cherry Tree Lane, Lennox, CA 89392
(000) 222-4353


Focused on inspiring students in all aspects of life.

Dedicated Substitute Teacher with 11+ years’ hands-on experience in creating, managing and delivering lesson plans and implementing school curriculum. Track record of providing a fully supportive and caring environment for students. A tactful individual who exercises control and maintains classroom discipline at all times.


  • Planned and prepared the children for a tableau the annual parent’s day successfully when the lead teacher was on leave.
  • Initiated a graphics display system of each child’s progress in the form of graphs in respective portfolios which was highly commended.
  • Enhanced class performance and participation of a mainstreamed dyslexic child by 40% through individual attention and well-researched learning facilitation.
  • Earned the most helpful aide award during the first year of employment.
  • Assisted lead teacher in several activities involving the renovation of classroom environment during holidays and devising of 21st-century technology integrated classroom teaching support activities.

– Lesson Planning
– Progress Reporting
– Communication with Parents
– Relationship Building
– Notebook Marking
– Record Keeping
– Activity Facilitation
– Classroom Management
– Play Time Supervision


Substitute Teacher
EDJOIN, Lennox, CA (6/2010 – Present)

  • Conduct teaching and classroom activities in the absence of the lead teacher.
  • Follow the given lesson plans while implementing and utilizing supportive activities.
  • Maintain progress records of all children in their respective portfolios.
  • Develop and submit timely lesson planners based on the curriculum in the absence of the primary teacher.
  • Keep the bulletin board updated as per ongoing and upcoming topics of the class.

Substitute Teacher
THE LEARNING SCHOOL, Lennox, CA (7/2008 – 5/2010)

  • Developed and maintained positive relationships with students and parents.
  • Participated in all classroom and lesson planning activities.
  • Facilitated the teacher in lesson plan implementation and record keeping.
  • Assisted lead teachers in imparting instruction according to set lesson plans.
  • Observed students to ensure appropriate classroom behavior and promptly addressed unruly behavior.
  • Provided assistance to students with their class assignments and in learning new concepts.
  • Supervised students during outdoor activities and lunch hours.
  • Designed and developed teaching aids to help students learn new ideas.

Associate of Science in Education
MISSION COLLEGE, Lennox, CA – 2008


Substitute Teacher Resume Sample 2


Valerie Guilford
8977 Fielding Ave, Beverly Hills, CA 87211
(000) 8569-9832

Energetic and highly organized Substitute Teacher with extensive experience in planning and imparting age-appropriate curriculum. Capable of teaching all subjects and grooming young minds. 


  • Lesson planning, implementation, and adaptation
  • Handling misconduct
  • Time management
  • Student evaluation and assessment
  • Cognitive developmental 

– Lesson tweaking
– Materials development
– Study program planning
– Special needs
– Behavior management
– Lunchroom duty
– Mentoring
– Routine establishment
– Hall monitoring
– Records management
– Classroom management


Substitute Teacher (2012-Present)
ABC SCHOOL, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Follow the given lesson plan and implement the same in the classroom.
  • Conduct scheduled assessments and check them timely.
  • Maintain a neat and clean record of all activities done in class.
  • Adapt the lesson plan according to the needs of students.
  • Communicate with the parents regularly regarding progress.
  • Keep track of all home assignments submitted.
  • Assist in various after school and co-curricular events as needed.
  • Maintain student records of attendance and leave.

Key Accomplishments

  • Received the Most Dedicated Teacher award twice, in 2010 and 2013.
  • Responsibly arranged various co-curricular events related to the literacy club during the last two years.
  • Handled classroom instructions for an entire month in the absence of the lead teacher.
  • Developed a series of teaching aids to assist students in learning complex concepts associated with English grammar.

Teacher’s Assistant (2009-2012)

  • Studied lesson plans closely to determine ways of carrying out programs of study.
  • Created classroom environments that were conducive to learning.
  • Guided students to achieve outcomes outlined in the curriculum.
  • Assisted students in understanding concepts introduced by the lead teacher.
  • Provided support for classroom assignments and special projects.
  • Oversaw students’ work and ensured that any behavior issues were handled promptly.
  • Performed research work to develop learning materials and ensure that they were correctly implemented.
  • Observed students to determine signs of distress and address their issues immediately.
  • Supervised student activities during lunch and play times.

Key Accomplishments

  • Introduced a student record keeping system that increased information management efficiency by 50%.
  • Singlehandedly managed a class of students with special needs for two weeks.

Certificate of K-12 Teaching
Beverly Technical College, Beverly Hills, CA | 2009

BA, Education
State University, Beverly Hills, CA | 2008



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