Substitute Teachers in I-SS

How to become a Substitute Teacher with Iredell-Statesville Schools:

At this time, Iredell-Statesville Schools is accepting Certified Teachers as applicants for Substitute Teachers.  NOTE: Non certified substitute candidates will be considered when a site administrator recommends the candidate to the Executive Director of Human Resources in writing.


  • Substitute training is held on a monthly basis at Central Support Services for those who hold certification or have secured a recommendation.
  • To be considered for the training, complete the Online Application 
  • If approved, you will be contacted by Human Resources and scheduled for training.  
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools requires a background check of all employees.  There is a $25.00 processing fee associated with this. This fee must be paid at time of appointment; paperwork will not be processed until received. 

Health Certificate:

  • A completed health certificate form including a tuberculosis test signed by a licensed medical doctor must be on file in Human Resources.
  • You will have 30 days from the first day that you sub to get this form completed and returned to Human Resources: Attn: Traci Johnson.

Criminal Background Check:

All substitutes are subject to approval pending the outcome of their criminal background check.

Updating Information:

It is important that you notify Traci Johnson regarding such personal information as to any change of availability, status, name, address, or phone number. 

Substitute Teacher First Day Form 

Absence Management Login

Substitute Teacher Checklist

Substitute Checklist: Helpful Hints and Suggestions

  •  Please report to the main office upon your arrival to checkin and receive guidance.
  • Remember to bring your job number.
  • Check the teacher’s box for attendance sheets, important information, keys, etc.
  • Report to your assigned room.
  • Get familiar with your room layout and all evacuation routes.
  • Review lesson plans and needed materials.
  • Introduce yourself to the teachers neighboring you.
  • Check the day’s schedule and note times for: lunch, class changes, special activities, and times when students leave for special classes.
  • Review medical information; note students with special health issues.  Make certain those students taking medication go to the office at appropriate time.  Under no circumstances do you administer any kind of medication to students.  Any medication that is brought in should be taken directly to the office.
  • Write your name on the board.
  • Follow teacher’s attendance procedures upon student arrival; implement lesson plans immediately.
  • Make notes on the following:
    • Beginning/ ending pages
    • Student questions or concerns
    • Student behavior
    • Special announcements
    • Equipment problems
    • Parent contacts
  •  Follow teacher’s instructions with regard to the grading of papers.
  • Collate at the end of the day all relevant materials for teacher’s return.
  • Make certain room is neat and orderly; turn out all the lights and close the door.

 PLEASE NOTE:  Before changing any of the provided lesson plans, please consult the principal.