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Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers Needed!

Substitute Teachers – must register EACH SCHOOL YEAR with the Regional Office of Education in order to substitute in DeKalb County. The list of available substitutes is good for the current school year only; new lists are distributed each school year. Initial substitute lists are sent to the districts on the first Friday of August before the beginning of the school year.

To be on that initial list, you must call the Regional Office of Education before July 20th.

If you call to re-register after July 20th, your name will be placed on subsequent lists that are sent to the districts after school starts.

Returning Substitute Teachers Start Here!


New Substitute Teachers — Prospective Substitute Teachers Must:
  • Currently hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    If you are wanting to become a substitute in DeKalb County, please complete the new substitute packet and contact the ROE to schedule a fingerprint appointment at 815-217-0460.


Interested in becoming a substitute and do not have a bachelor’s? Please contact Tessa Acker at

Substitute Paraprofessionals (Teacher’s Aides) are hired by the individual districts. Please contact the district in which you wish to be a substitute paraprofessional.

Substitute Teaching Salary List for current school year

Use the Authorization to Release Documents form to authorize the release of documents to other (ROE) offices.



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