2024-2025 Instructional Floater/School Substitute - #9804973

ZEST Preparatory Academy

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Douglasville, GA
Contract type: Contractor

Instructional Floater/School Substitute

ZEST Preparatory Academy Charter School is a K-5 charter school in Douglasville, GA (Metro Atlanta area). Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous, supportive, and joyful learning environment to develop the leader inside every student for lifelong educational achievement and impactful community service.

We will accomplish our mission through an academically rigorous environment where students will master the core subjects, develop advanced academic skills, hone their leadership skills in and out of school, and demonstrate community service. Our staff hold an unwavering belief that all students deserve an excellent education and it’s our collective responsibility to prepare students to take a seat at the table, so they can emerge as the next generation of leaders. We also believe that it’s never too early to prepare students for college and career, so they have the opportunity to live choice filled lives.


Our college preparatory model includes three key components beginning with an intentional focus on language and literacy development to increase critical thinking and reading proficiencies for all students. Second, a discovery-based learning approach where teachers encourage our students to take ownership of their learning by discovering new ideas and solutions to real world challenges. The third component, leadership, teaches essential habits of leadership so students can apply real world skills to their overall growth and development. ZEST Prep intentionally teaches leadership skills beginning in kindergarten.

JOB TITLE: Instructional Floater/School Substitute

CLASSIFICATION: Instructional Support

Job Type: Contract

Schedule: Monday to Friday based upon school needs and the school calendar

Work Location: In person


An integral part of our success will be the daily implementation of highly effective teaching and learning that allows students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

ZEST Preparatory Academy has a deep commitment to academic excellence and student development to ensure students master or exceed grade level content expectations. Our focus on literacy and leadership empowers students with the necessary skills to take advantage of opportunities that foster academic, cultural, and personal growth. At ZEST Prep, you'll work in a collaborative, safe, and joyful learning environment that focuses on doing what's best for kids.


The Instructional Floater/School Substitute is responsible for supporting learning in ZEST Preparatory Academy classrooms.

Roles and Responsibilities


Provide instruction and support to K-4 students in various subjects, including math, literacy education in the absence of the classroom teacher

Follow lesson plans and curriculum guidelines provided by the regular classroom teacher

Support and/or teach exploratory classes to include media, keyboarding, and or coding

Maintain a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students

Collaborate with other teachers and staff to support student learning and development


Build and maintain relationships with students

Demonstrate a sound ability to support a positive learning environment

Manage classroom behavior and ensure a safe and respectful atmosphere.

Support student arrival, dismissal, lunch duty, and recess


Work collaboratively with a diverse group of school colleagues, parents, community members

Support Field Experiences and other school programs

Attend school and events


Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with students, parents, and colleagues.

Knowledge of childhood development principles and educational strategies.

Ability to adapt teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and abilities.

Patience, empathy, and understanding when working with students who may have special needs or challenges.

Flexibility to work in different classrooms and adapt to varying teaching environments.

Strong organizational skills to manage lesson plans, materials, and student records.

Ancillary Duties:

Include, but are not limited to:

Demonstrate positive support for the Board, administrative team, school staff, and the community

Required to have prompt, regular attendance and be available to work on-site

Perform other duties as assigned by leadership team



A high school diploma or GED is required.

Bachelor’s degree preferred


Knowledge of Georgia Standards of Excellence

Demonstrated experience working with elementary aged students preferred

Charter school experience desirable


Ability to be flexible and adapt as needed

Current authorization to work in the United States

Clear Criminal Background Check


Contract $96.00 - $104.00 per day


ZEST Preparatory Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of leaders. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.


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