Elementary Substitute Teacher ~ Math, Science, English, Social Studies
Georgia Cyber Academy2.6
Remote Atlanta, GA
Job description

Must Be A Georgia Resident

SUMMARY: The substitute teacher is a Georgia certified teacher who fills in for a full-time teacher’s absence. The person will manage student learning in line with the goals of the school.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: During the assignment, the minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information.
  • Reports all student discipline problems to the appropriate authority immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible.
  • Implements lesson plans, hosts live synchronous sessions, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner, which motivates students to learn and participate.
  • Establishes and maintains positive rapport with families and regularly communicates with students and learning coaches/parents/guardians during assignment.
  • Understands how both diverse and unique characteristics of students and their families impact required support.
  • Works collaboratively with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully mastering skills and/or standards.
  • Checks mailbox of absent teacher for materials requiring immediate attention. requests clarification of school rules and procedures, if necessary.
  • Responds to students, parents/guardians and colleagues in a timely manner which includes documentation in approved platforms.
  • Attends and actively contributes to all required district and/or school meetings.
  • Updates grades and gives timely feedback as required in appropriate platforms.
  • Participates in professional development as assigned.
  • Assist in data collection for identified students in Response to Intervention or Individualized Education Plan programs.
  • Implement appropriate accommodations as prescribed in Section 504 plans or Individualized Education Plans.
  • Completes a Substitute Teacher Report Form for the classroom teacher (Provided by Assistant Principal – Student/Teacher support)
  • Complies with and supports school and state regulations and policies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Administration or Lead Teacher in accordance with school/state policies and practices.
  • Maintains Professionalism when communicating with stakeholders
  • Is positive and supportive of GCA, its initiatives, its policies, its academic plan, and other staff members in all communications with stakeholders
  • Attends IEP/SST meetings as scheduled
  • Follows all rules, procedures, policies, and guidelines of GCA
  • Follow chain of command


  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and have the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff and students.
  • Ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies.


  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age
  • Candidate must attend New Teacher orientation/training and complete required District and state credentialing requirements (Background check, Fingerprinting)


  • Teaching Certification
  • Six (6) months of student teaching experience AND
  • Pass required background check

Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate state teaching certification.


  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)
  • Proficient in use of Google for Education Tools
  • Web proficiency
  • Zoom conferencing proficiency
  • Comfortable Teaching On-Camera/Mic
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time


  • Experience working with proposed age group
  • Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
  • Experience working in a virtual environment
  • Experience teaching in an online (virtual) and/or in a brick and mortar environment
  • Experience using Canvas LMS
  • Experience using Infinite Campus SIS
  • Experience with Jigsaw
  • Experience using online educational platforms/tools/curriculums

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: From $110.00 per day


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Georgia Teaching Certification (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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$25M to $100M (USD)

Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    2.3 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    2.4 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    2.4 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    2.6 / 5
  • Senior Management
    2.2 / 5
Company reviews
"Terrible Top Level Leadership"
Former EmployeeTeacher
At GCA, the Head of School has never been an educator. This sets up a LOT of horrible decision making. Teachers had absolutely ZERO say in any decisions that affect them and were ignored or openly shot down if they tried to voice opinions. The students are the same as anywhere else and its nice to work from home, but more and more is added onto teachers every day and every year with less and less respect from upper management (HoS and "Directors"). Some great people working there that are being beaten down by busy work, foolish decisions (that were not thought through), and back door school politics.

"Horrible place to work"
Current EmployeeTeacher
Every year this company piles on the work for teachers. There is not enough time to get everything done 8-5, you will be working after hours or on weekends to stay caught up. You will be micromanaged by a lot of different administrators and expected to write pages of lesson plans. I have taught at many schools and the lesson plan format GCA uses is the most extensive I’ve ever seen. It’s nice to work from home but not when you’re tied to the computer all day and on weekends. This online school is too much like a brick and mortar school, expect you are not paid according to your educational experience or advanced degree. I would not recommend teaching here at all and this will be my last year here. I hope the school board reads all of these reviews from teachers and makes positive changes to improve the school because it’s not just teachers suffering - students are also overwhelmed with the work load and are only given a few minutes between each class.

"It used to be good"
Former EmployeeTeacher
It used to be a great place to work, but the higher ups have changed the structure and it became impossible to work there. A very high turnover of staff and students.

"Work Expectations Too High"
Former Employee
I read all the review and did not think they could all be true. I learned the hard way that they are most definitely true. There are so many principals and upper level people. My head was spinning with all the top position holders compared to the teachers. The many platforms and learning criteria was overwhelming. They definitely micro-manage you. The appeal of working from home was quickly cut short with the reality of all I would be doing was working from home ALL day! So, my advice to anyone reading this, listen to the reviews!!