Become a Substitute Teacher

  • Overview

    Effective substitute teachers take the responsibility to ensure that the educational process is not interrupted when the regular teacher/paraprofessional is absent and provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the subject area as described in the lesson plans prepared by the classroom teacher.

    Substitute Job Description (Print Version - PDF)

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  • Apply Now

    Look for the "Substitute" assignment description on this page to apply.

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  • Hiring Process

    Step One: Substitute Application
    Applicants complete the current substitute application found online.

    Step Two: Candidate Review
    The Substitute Specialist reviews the submitted application and credentials to ensure applicants are qualified candidates for Grand Prairie ISD.

    Step Three: Background Check
    Candidates must have a clear background check (based on TEA approved fingerprints) before moving into the next phase of the hiring process. *Please note, there may be a delay during this phase if the applicant does not have electronic fingerprints on file with DPS FACT Clearinghouse.

    • State law requires that all substitute teachers have their fingerprints completed prior to entering a classroom. The cost of the fingerprinting is $52. This is a one-time fee and process that is valid for any school district in the state of Texas.

    Step Four: Processing Date/Orientation
    If selected, candidates will be sent new hire paperwork via email and an invitation to attend a substitute teacher orientation. Orientations are by invitation only. You will be required to attend a substitute teacher orientation prior to substitute teaching in GPISD. The Substitute Office will schedule candidate for an unpaid, mandatory orientation. Orientations are scheduled based on our substitute needs for the district. *Human Capital Management and/or the Substitute Office can waive Substitute Orientation if the applicant is an experienced certified teacher or administrator requested by a Division to fill an immediate absence/vacancy.

    Complete New Hire Packet that will be sent via the email provided in the application. 

    • Upload two (2) forms of identification (See I9 instructions for ID options)
    • Upload Official College Transcript with degree awarded or High School Diploma or GED 
    • Voided check or direct deposit statement from your bank for direct deposit
    • Upload a copy of your signed Social Security card

    Step Five: Assignment

    Candidates are hired and begin accepting Substitute assignments in SmartFind Express.

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  • The Grand Prairie Independent School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment matters, in its admissions policies, or by excluding from participation in, denying access to, or denying the benefits of district services, academic and/or vocational and technology programs, or activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For information about Title IX rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Karry Chapman, Chief of Human Capital, Grand Prairie ISD, 2602 S. Beltline Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, 972-264-6141. For information about Section 504/ADA rights, contact Dr. Loraine Morazzano, Assistant Superintendant of Human Capital, 2602 S. Beltline Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, 972-237-5534.

    El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Grand Prairie es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidad, y no discrimina en asuntos de empleo por razón de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, religión, edad o discapacidad ni en sus políticas de admisión, ni con impedir la participación en, negar acceso a, o denegación de beneficios bajo servicios del distrito, programas académicos y/o vocacionales y tecnológicos, o actividades según lo requerido por el Título VI y el Título VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, enmendada, el Título IX de las Enmiendas de Educación de 1972, la Primera Enmienda a la Constitución de los Estados Unidos, la Ley Contra la Discriminación en el Empleo por Razón de Edad, la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, enmendada, y el Título II de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades. Para información sobre los derechos bajo el Título IX,contáctese con la Coordinadora de Título IX, Karry Chapman, Chief of Human Capital, Grand Prairie ISD, 2602 S. Beltline Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052, 972-237-6141. Para información sobre los derechos bajo la Sección 504/ADA, contáctese Dr. Loraine Morazzano, Assistant Superintendant of Human Capital, 2602 S. Beltline Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, 972-237-5534.