• Opportunity for Short and Long-Term Substitutes

    Substitute teachers are an integral part of the student learning process. We are looking for responsible, compassionate, dedicated individuals who are enthusiastic about teaching and learning. Please see below for steps on how to become a substitute teacher with WCS.

  • How to Become a Substitute Teacher

    1. Submit the online Substitute Teacher application.
    2. Schedule your criminal background fingerprinting and sign the Privacy Notice. Please select HR Substitute as your specialist. Instructions on setting up a fingerprint background appointment. Email your scheduled fingerprinting date to HR Substitutes. It may take up to 10 days from your fingerprinting for us to get the results. Once we have your fingerprinting results, you will receive an email with the next steps in the hiring process. If you have any questions, please reach out to HR Substitutes.

      Once we have the above information, including your cleared criminal background check, we will email you the next steps in the hiring process (If you would like to begin the next steps in advance of this communication, please see below). Please note, it may take up to 10 working days for us to receive your fingerprinting results.

    The next steps will include the following; please submit these documents to HR Substitutes.

    • Send this online reference form to two professional references. One reference must be from a former supervisor and neither can be a relative or friend.
    • Submit Official Transcripts. Please provide copies of all official transcripts reflecting your conferred degree and date earned. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted. If not applicable to you, please submit an official high school diploma or college degree.
    • Submit Completed STEDI Certificate or Proof of Exemption. For the STEDI course, you can choose Option A, B or Both. You must pass with a score of 85% or higher to serve as a substitute with the District.

    STEDI Exemption List

    If you qualify for one of the exemptions listed below, please email your official proof of that exemption to HR Substitutes.

    • Have a current/active teaching license from any state
    • Are currently enrolled in a teaching preparation master’s program in Education
    • Have an expired teaching license from any state
    • Have completed 90 or more semester college credit hours in a teaching preparation program within the last three years
    • Have completed student teaching within the last three years
    • Former Williamson County Schools teacher assistants who have worked a minimum of 60 days within the last three years and left in good standing


  • Substitute Teacher of the Month

    Substitute of the Month starts in September of every year!


  • Walter Egan: January 2024 Substitute of the MonthWalter Egan

    How long have you been a substitute?
    I began subbing in WCS January 1998. I have been working exclusively at Centennial High for at least 15 years.

    What is your favorite part of being a substitute?
    My favorite aspect of my job is being here for the students. I feel that in many ways substitute teachers are very like grandparents and we can bring some relief to them from the more strict parents that their regular teachers need to be.

    What would you say to those on the fence about becoming a substitute teacher?
    In addition to generally working when you want to, I recommend substituting because it gives you a chance to connect with the great young people in the schools. 

    Special Note:
    CHS loves Walter Egan! Mr. Egan began subbing at CHS over 20 years ago and is loved by both the students and teachers. He supports our students by showing up for band, theater, and athletic events. He knows most of our student body by name and is a coveted sub! 

    Little Trivia- Walter had a gold record in 1978! The song was “Magnet and Steele”. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac sang backup on the song. Mr. Egan is a CHS Rockstar!



  • Substitute of the Year 2023

    Substitute of the Year

    Please join us in celebrating our Substitute of the Year, Sailaja Nukala!! Thank you, Mrs. S. for your commitment to Williamson County Schools. Creekside Elementary School has expressed its sincere gratitude for your dedication to Special Education.

    Congratulations to you!