Substitute Teaching

  • Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute for the Catawba County School System.   

    You may be new to the area, a retired teacher, a parent interested in serving in your student's school, a current student teacher, or perhaps you are interested in becoming a teacher and want to see what the educational system is all about.  Everything you need to know to become a substitute is below.  Additional questions may be addressed to Michelle Murphy in the Human Resources department at 828-464-8333 or Michelle_Murphy@catawbaschools.net.

     

    Information for returning substitutes who must re-certify to continue subbing in Catawba County Schools:

    Every two years, current substitutes must update their training through the Catawba County Schools Substitute Orientation - Returning Subs course.  This training serves as a refresher to the school system's policy and procedures and includes any changes to system information.  To access this course, please follow this link to purchase the course: http://appgarden1.app-garden.com/subtraining/catawbanc.pdf.  You will recieve an email with a link to begin the training.

    Information for new candidates without a teaching license, teachers who have taught outside Catawba County Schools and former CCS teachers who have been retired for more than one year:

    Every candidate in this group follows the process below:

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    We are very excited about our online substitute training. The VIRTUAL training is offered by App-Garden University. There are many benefits to you as a substitute, such as the ability to train anytime and anywhere you have access to internet. It is so important that we as a district keep you current on the board policies and procedures as well as giving you great tips and ideas for being a successful substitute teacher. This training is required of all substitutes in order for our district to meet compliance requirements.

    Once you complete this training course, you will be given a certificate of completion and this will also be a record of your intent to substitute this school year.

    There are two courses available for new substitutes:

    1. Substitute Orientation Course:  This section is for candidates who hold a teaching license but either have not taught for Catawba County Schools or have been retired from CCS for more than one year.  The cost is $34.00. In this course, you will learn about the current Board of Education policies and safety measures to keep both you and our students healthy and happy.
    2. Effective Substitute Training Course: This course includes information on how to be effective in your new classroom role as well as the Substitute Orientation Course noted above.  Both courses together are offered by the App-Garden for $39.00. Remember this course is for the candidate who has never held a teaching license.

    You will go to the following link to purchase ONE of the two course selections: http://appgarden1.app-garden.com/subtraining/catawbanc.pdf.  Once the purchase has been made, you will receive an email with a link to the training.

    The next step is to apply on Teacher Match for the Generic Classified (do not have a Teaching License) or Generic Licensed (you have a Teaching License) position.  This will allow our Human Resources department to access your information for processing purposes.

    After you have completed the classes and your application on Teacher Match, you will need to contact the Human Resources Department.  You may contact Michelle Murphy by phone at 828-464-8333 or email Michelle_Murphy@catawbaschools.net.  She will get the HR forms emailed to you so you can complete the process of becoming a substitute teacher for Catawba County Schools. 

     

    Information for Teachers who retired from CCS within the last year:

    Teachers who retired during the last school year should contact Michelle Murphy in the Human Resources department by phone at 828-464-8333 or email Michelle_Murphy@catawbaschools.net.   Your information is still on file with payroll and your coursework is current.

    Information for Candidates who are currently Student Teachers:

    Current student teachers may substitute in CCS classrooms with a completed application in Teacher Match and a letter of permission from your Dean of Education or Field Placement Officer.  Please contact Michelle Murphy in the Human Resources department by phone at 828-464-8333 or email Michelle_Murphy@catawbaschools.net.

     

    Information for candidates interested in being Custodial substitutes:

    Please complete a Generic Classified application online through Teacher Match and then contact Michelle Murphy in the Human Resources department by phone at 828-464-8333 or email Michelle_Murphy@catawbaschools.net.  If you need assistance with the application or creation of a resume', you may make an appointment with Michelle.  

    Custodial substitutes will complete training with Morgan Williams in the Maintenance department. 

     Information for candidates interested in being substitute Bus Drivers:

    Please complete a Generic Classified application online through Teacher Match and then contact Loretta McNeeley by phone at 828-464-8333 or email Loretta_McNeely@catawbaschools.net

     

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute for Catawba County Schools.