Substitute Teachers Needed for the 2022-23 School Year

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July 7, 2022

The Brentwood School District is searching for caring, student-centered individuals to serve as substitute teachers for the 2022-23 school year. From providing direct instruction to building relationships with students and staff, substitute teachers ensure the day is purposeful and productive when classroom teachers are absent.

“Our substitute teachers play an important role in continuing student learning,” said Dr. Katy Chambers, Brentwood’s executive director of human resources. “It’s a great way to get involved in the community while having the freedom to set your own work schedule.”

Brentwood substitute teachers have the flexibility to work a self-determined schedule based on staff absences, daily availability and preferred schools or grade levels. They are paid $115 for 7.25 hours of work per day, which is among the highest daily rates in the St. Louis area.

“The COVID-19 pandemic caused a nationwide substitute teacher shortage, so our Board of Education took action last fall to increase our daily rate,” added Dr. Chambers. “This makes Brentwood a top choice for qualified subs who are looking for work.”

According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, individuals must have a minimum of 60 college credit hours or complete a 20-hour department-approved substitute teacher training in order to obtain a Missouri Substitute Certificate.

At Brentwood, applicants must have a Missouri Teaching Certificate in any subject area or a Missouri Substitute Certificate to qualify for substitute teacher employment. A criminal background check is also required, and previous experience working with students in an educational environment is preferred.

Please review the District Substitute Teacher job posting to learn more about the position.