About Our Substitute Opportunities
Substitutes for certificated positions provide classroom coverage for absent teachers and school nurses. Substitutes who have not worked in 12 months will be removed from the substitute roster and will need to reapply.
A substitute teacher must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A long-term substitute teacher must hold a current Alaska teaching certificate before beginning the long-term assignment.
How to Apply as a Teacher Substitute
If you are interested in applying for a substitute teacher position, please start by filling out an online application. Once your application is complete, please contact our Substitute Dispatch team for next steps in the process. For last name A through K, please contact Kathleen Hester P: 907-742-4133 or for last name L through Z contact Jody Bailey P: 907-742-4128. The team will assist you in completing hire paperwork online. Once you are authorized to work as a substitute teacher, you will be offered online training opportunities in classroom management. Be sure and look for the training flyer in your hire paperwork.
School Nurse Substitutes
A substitute school nurse must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. Long-term substitute school nurses must hold a valid Alaska type C special services certificate with a nursing endorsement.
How to Apply as a School Nurse Substitute
If you are interested in applying for a substitute school nurse position, please start by filling out an online application. Once your application is complete, you will receive a phone call from the Health Services Department to set up a screening interview. If you are considered eligible to substitute, our Substitute Dispatch team will contact you about completing hire paperwork. Once you are authorized to work as a substitute school nurse, you will be offered online training opportunities through our Health Services Department.
If you have any questions, please call our Customer Care at 907-742-4115.
Pay Schedule for Certificated Substitutes
Less than 20 consecutive days in the same position
$150 per day, $75 per half day
$255 per day
$250 per day, $125 per half day
*Eligibility for long term substitute teaching requires a current Alaska teaching certificate before starting in the assignment.
Classified SubstitutesClassified substitute positions are substituting for teacher assistants, special education teacher assistants, clerical staff, and safety and security staff. A classified substitute must have a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED. Substitutes who have not worked in 12 months will be removed from the substitute roster and will need to reapply.
How to Apply as a Classified Substitute
If you are interested in applying for a classified substitute position, please start by filling out an online application. Once your application is complete, you will be sent online documents to sign and return via email. Please contact Kathleen Hester (A-K) P: 907-742-4133 or Jody Bailey (L-Z) P: 907-742-4128 for these forms after you complete your online application. Once you are authorized to work as a substiute, you will be offered online training opportunities in classroom management. Be sure to look for the flyer on training in your hire paperwork.
Other Classified Substitute PositionsASD also has substitute positions for bus drivers and attendants and student nutrition assistants. These positions also require a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. If you are interested in applying, you may apply online.
If you have any questions, please call Customer Care at 907-742-4115.
Pay Schedule for Classified Substitutes
Special Education Teacher Assistant
$14.00 per hour
$14.00 per hour
$14.00 per hour
$18.24 per hour
$20.68 per hour
$10.55 per hour
Student Nutrition assistant
$11.50 per hour
Special Notes for Certificated and Classified Substitutes
- Student teachers – Please submit official transcripts or clear copies of your official transcripts indicating your bachelor's degree to the HR Talent Management Department. You may upload your transcripts to your online application.
- PE, art, and music – These substitute teaching jobs may be itinerant. This means you may travel to multiple sites in a day. Please read/listen carefully to the special instructions for jobs of this type. If you cannot or are not willing to travel, please do not take the job, or cancel the job more than one hour before start time.
- Canceling a job – If you must cancel a job right before the start of the job, please call both Substitute Dispatch and the school and let them know you are canceling.
- Illness – If you know you are not feeling well, please do not accept a job. This creates a problem for the school if you need to leave halfway through the job.
- Military base access passes – Security rules for access to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are in effect.
More About Special Education TAs
Information on the special education school based behavior support program
Information on special education life skills classrooms
Information on special education structured classrooms programs