Thursday, July 14, 2016

Substitute teacher training next week

Ask any teacher his or her top desire for students when illness or professional development takes him or her away from the classroom, and you are likely to get the same answer: Continuous instruction.

That’s why the role of substitute teachers is so vital to a school system. In fact, the Crittenden County school district is so committed to its substitute program that it hosts annual training sessions and even established a Substitute of the Year award at each of its three schools.

Those considering substitute teaching may be eligible in one of three ways:
  • If a person is a certified teacher (either retired or not currently teaching).
  • If a person has a bachelor‘s degree in any field.
  • If a person has at least 64 college credits.
Pay ranges from $65 per day to $109 per day, depending upon rank and certification.

According to Diana Lusby, Personnel Director for Crittenden County Schools, those considering substitute teaching should enjoy working with young people and desire to continue instruction in a teacher’s absence.

Those interested in substitute teaching opportunities should apply online at the school’s website at

All classroom substitute teachers are required to attend a training session which will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 22 in Rocket Arena.

Lusby said substitutes, bus drivers, custodians, food service workers, office staff and instructional assistants also are needed, but are not required to attend the July 22 training. People interested in these positions also may apply online.

For more, visit the district’s website or email