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Substitute Teaching

What are the qualifications to be a substitute teacher for Wilkes County Schools?

Substitute teachers must meet the following qualifications to serve in the Wilkes County school district:

  1. Complete Effective Teacher Training through a local community college or complete an online course called "Substitute 101" through the Western RESA (Regional Education Service Alliance). Effective Teacher Training through Wilkes Community College is an online training course as well. Please contact Ms. Marina Brannock at 336-838-6210 or [email protected] for more information.
  2. Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Melissa Shepherd (336-667-1121) with Wilkes County Schools' Human Resources Department in order to complete all pre-employment documentation, training, and to learn about AESOP (Automated Substitute Management System).
  3. Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma.
Once these three requirements have been met, substitutes will be activated in our automated substitute management system.

What components will be covered in the Substitute Teacher Training?

  • School safety
  • Wilkes County Schools Code of Conduct
  • General communication
  • Do’s and don’ts of substitute teaching
  • Bloodborn pathogens and student wellness
  • Substitute teacher Q and A

Who should I contact if I have questions regarding substitute teaching in the Wilkes County School District?

Individuals wishing to serve as a substitute teacher may contact Melissa Shepherd at (336) 667-1121.