Houston County Schools looking for nearly 200 substitute teachers

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Houston County school district is looking for nearly 200 substitute teachers for this school year.

Dr. Richard Rogers, the director of personnel for Houston County Schools, says there are currently 601 active subs on the school system’s roster, but they’re looking for 200 more to meet the demand.

The school district will begin accepting applications on Monday, August 31st until September 8th.

“There are times when a teacher is sick or not able to come to school. The role of a substitute is to walk in that class and keep that classroom moving and to help those kids continue to learn,” Rogers says.

Those looking to become a sub will have to see if they meet qualifications then apply here.

Afterwards, if they’re selected, they will have to complete a training orientation program.

“I’m enjoying working with the kids because some of them you connect with and you can really see that you’re helping them understand the subject. A lot of times kids will come up and say I’m really glad that you tried to explain that. Sometimes it’s different then the full time teacher, just getting another perspective on the same subject,” Scott Bauer, a second year sub who retired from an engineering job, says.

Interested applicants will have the opportunity to work five days a week and choose which school, subject, and grade level they’ll teach.

If you want to see the qualifications for becoming a sub in Houston County click here.

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