School District Five hiring substitute teachers

School District Five is in need of additional substitute teachers for the 2020–2021 school year.

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the door to first-time substitute teachers who can support students while starting a new career path. These roles are optimal for parents, unemployed professionals and college students, or anyone who wishes to make a difference in the lives of students.

“Substitutes are valued team members in School District Five and play an integral role in ensuring students continue to receive necessary education, even in the absence of the teacher,” said School District Five Chief of Human Resources Dr. Tamara Turner. “Their role has grown in importance as the district responds to the absences of teachers who are out sick, quarantining, or caring for others during the pandemic. As a result, there is an increased need to attract and retain caring professionals with passion and enthusiasm for working with young people to serve as substitutes.”

School District Five uses education staffing company Kelly Education to vet and hire substitute teachers. The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma/GED. The company also performs a background check on interested applicants.

Substitute teaching offers a flexible schedule, steady pay and training opportunities with Kelly Education plus service bonuses, retention initiatives, and access to medical, dental and 401(k) benefits. Available positions include substitute teachers, substitute teacher assistants and substitute custodians.

“Every student in America needs access to earn an education, and substitute teachers are vital to the reopening of schools and the continuation of in-person learning,” said Kelly Education President Nicola Soares. “Substitute teachers are the new frontline heroes. They help close the learning gap during the pandemic so schools will emerge strong.”

There are a few ways to apply for substitute positions in School District Five. One is to email a resume and interest to the local team at [email protected] and another is to create a profile and apply online at

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