Substitute Teacher Information

How to Become A Substitute Teacher

Steps to Become a Substitute Teacher

  1. Complete the online training at https://wresa.org/wresa-updates/ Cost of the substitute teacher online training is $45 and is paid online.
  2. Complete a state online application
  3. Send the online training certificate, print, complete and sign the criminal background check form and submit to Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 50, Danbury, NC 27016-0050.
4.Obtain a written recommendation from the principal at the schools you wish to be a substitute teacher. If you do not personally know the principal, schedule an interview appointment with the principal. The principal will then submit a written recommendation to the Human Resources Department to hire or not hire for substitute teacher.
 
5.Following successful references and criminal background check, the Board of Education will take action on a recommendation from Human Resources to hire as a substitute teacher. The Board meets once a month, normally the third Monday to approve new hires.
 
6.Once the Board approves, you will receive a letter from Human Resources and be scheduled for a temporary new hire orientation.
 
7.The entire process can take up to 60 days to complete depending on reference response turnaround time.
 
8.NC Certified Educators will be paid $103.00 per day and Non-certified educators will be paid $80.00 per day.
 
9.Substitutes are not full-time substitutes and are not a permanent employee. Substitutes are only employed on an as needed basis. There is no promise for continued employment. Substitute teachers have the ability to accept or deny employment at will; therefore, are not eligible for unemployment benefits when not working as a substitute teacher.
 
10.Questions, contact Susan Biagioni at 593-8146 extension 228 or Patty Hiatt at 593-8146 extension 227