Superintendent of Perry Township Schools
Perry Township is fortunate to have a roster of smart, experienced substitute teachers on standby. They are a crucial part of our district’s success. Life happens – teachers get sick, their kids get sick, and they experience emergencies – and we are routinely looking for dependable subs ready to answer our call to help in instructing our students. Because of this need, we would like to invite prospective substitute teachers to our upcoming substitute teacher recruitment fair.
The event, in partnership with Kelly Educational Staffing, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Ave. Candidates, who ideally will have 60 hours of college credit, are encouraged to bring their resumes. They must also pass a background check and complete the free online training. We welcome teachers who are confident in the substitute role, as well as those who are willing to sub until they find a full-time position.
We’re seeking instructors for all subjects and all grade levels. We value our substitutes and we pay them competitively. Our Board of Education recently voted to begin compensation at $85 per day. However, certified teachers will receive $90 per day, while teachers who are retired from Perry Township will earn $100 per day. Flexibility is another important perk. In many cases, teachers have the option to work full or half days.
Substitute teachers also have a significant impact on the education of students. When parents send their children to us each day, they want to know that their children are getting the best instruction possible even if their regular teacher is not present. Gone are the days where substitutes pop in a movie and kick up their feet. They are expected to provide the same thoughtful learning experience that students receive under the instruction of their full-time teacher. Helping students learn is paramount.
Since subs spend a limited amount of time in classrooms, they may not always see the long-term fruits of their labor. Still, their role is important. After all, every time our children interact with an adult, it has the potential to shape their character.
Call 317-917-0159 for more information on the upcoming job fair.