Do you want to directly impact students' lives? Encourage their hopes and dreams? Help them prepare for success in college, the workforce, and life? If so, join the Fife Family as a Fife School District substitute teacher. Substitute teaching can be a part-time job or full-time profession, and you may even want o turn your classroom experience into a career.

Some of the benefits of working as a substitute teacher include:

We are always looking for qualified substitute teachers. We have updated our daily rate of pay for substitutes as a response to the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Effective 11/5/21 through 6/17/22, our daily rate of pay for certificated/emergency substitutes is $200/day. The information below will help you navigate our process. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Substitute Teacher

A regular substitute teaching certificate requires the same preparation as a regular teaching certificate: a bachelor's degree and a state-approved training program.

If you hold a current WA Teaching Certificate:

1) Click this link, create an account, and apply for the position "substitute teacher." (Please note there is a link that will take you to additional paperwork required of substitute teachers.)

2) Once you have completed the paperwork, please email [email protected] to get further instructions.

Emergency Substitute Teacher

An emergency substitute certificate requires a bachelor's degree, but does not require a teacher training program.

If you don't hold a teaching certificate but are interested in substitute teaching in our district.


   - Four year degree from an accredited college or university
   - Experience working with children
   - Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if not already on record

1) To apply and be considered, you need to complete an application online for a Substitute Teacher position. The Human Resource Department will then review your application.

2) If the decision is made to move forward with your application, we will contact you with further instructions.

Questions? Contact the Human Resources Department at 253.517.1011 or [email protected]

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