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Substitute Teaching

Substitute teaching is flexible part-time employment that can provide you with an income that works with your schedule. Being a Substitute Teacher also provides a much needed service for the students and teachers of Texarkana Independent School District. The goal is to continue classroom instruction in the absence of the teacher.

Substitute Teacher applicants are able to decide what days of the week they want to work, as well as the TISD campuses where they would like to work. TISD utilizes an automated system, AESOP, to secure substitutes for teacher vacancies. AESOP communicates with Substitute Teachers about available assignments by telephone, email and website. Approximately 50% of all assignments are scheduled with at least two (2) days advance notice.

Substitute Teacher Document Portfolio

The TISD Substitute Teacher Document Portfolio includes all documentation that will need to be completed prior to being hired as a Substitute Teacher. We encourage you to review the Substitute Teacher Checklist carefully and make sure that all documents are provided.


If you are unable to print these documents, contact the Human Resources department. We will be happy to mail the documents to you or provide them for pick-up.

In addition to completing the Substitute Teacher Document Portfolio forms, you will also need to provide:

  • Social Security Card (for payroll purposes)
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Number(s) and Date of Birth for all Dependents
  • Voided Check for Direct Deposit
  • Official Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Copy of Teacher Certification (if applicable)
  • Copy of Certification Exam Scores (if out-of-state certified)
  • Substitute Teacher Documentation Portfolio

If you do not have a Driver’s License and/or Social Security Card, see Page 5 of the Form I-9 in the Substitute Teacher Documentation Portfolio for a complete list of acceptable documents.

TISD Welcome Center
2208 Kennedy Lane  |  Texarkana, TX 75503

Shelley McGee, Employee Benefits Specialist
Phone: 903.794.8473 ext. 1009  |  Fax: 903.791.2995

VIA EMAIL: Shelley McGee

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Friday


Substitute Teacher Document Portfolio

First page of the PDF file: substituteteachernewhiredocumentportfolio2023-2024

Substitute Teacher Handbook

First page of the PDF file: SubstitutehandbookFINAL2023


To become a Substitute Teacher at Texarkana Independent School District, the following steps must be completed.

In order to be considered for employment as a Substitute Teacher in TISD, you must complete a Substitute Teaching Application. You will also need to provide a copy of high school or college transcripts. 

Substitute Teacher Training is completed electronically at no cost to Substitutes.  Information needed to complete the Substitute Teacher Training course will be provided upon successful completion of the Substitute Teacher Application and fingerprinting clearance. All new Substitute Teachers must complete the training course before they can begin working.

Per state requirements, Substitutes who are employed with TISD, per state requirements will be subject to a fingerprint background check at their own expense.

Reference forms will be sent to the two (2) references listed on your application. They must be received and rated satisfactory before employment can begin.

Required documents to be submitted with employment paperwork include Social Security Card (or birth certificate), Driver’s License (or state issued photo ID), high school or college transcripts and voided check. Upon completion of documents for employee file, applicants receive an Employee ID number, Photo ID Badge, and Parking Pass and are ready to accept substitute assignments.


Certified $120 per day
Non-Certified $90 per day

For questions regarding our Substitute Teaching application process, contact:
Human Resources
Shelley McGee, Employee Benefits Specialist
2208 Kennedy Lane
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Phone: 903.794.8473 ext. 1009
Fax: 903.791.2995


An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Texarkana Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Amy Nix, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2208 Kennedy Lane, Texarkana, TX 75503, 903.794.8473.