District Seeks Substitute Teachers

District Seeks Substitute Teachers
Posted on 12/13/2020
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The shortage of substitute teachers has been an issue for districts before COVID-19 -- now there is an extreme need to find those willing to help out in classrooms.

“The market has tightened,” explains Director of Human Resources, Jeff Thomson. “We are looking for people who are willing to come in. Applicants must have an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university and a license from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI). The degree does not have to be in education”

Substitute License

If you wish to acquire a Three-Year Short-Term Substitute license, please note:

  • A Three-Year Short-Term Substitute license may be issued to an applicant who holds an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university and who has successfully completed an approved substitute training program through CESA 1, but has not completed a state-approved educator preparation program.


  • Daily Regular Substitute Rate: $110
  • Long-Term Substitute Rate: $140
  • West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Retiree Daily Substitute Rate: $135

Wellness Center

The District provides a Wellness Center located at 9333 West Lincoln Avenue in West Allis in support of employee health and wellness. Medical professionals provide a wide-range of services, perform routine lab work, and dispense commonly used prescription medications at no cost. Eligible employees are encouraged to visit the Wellness Center for episodic care (e.g., cold, flu, ear infection), physicals, minor injuries, and programs (e.g., tobacco cessation, weight management, etc.). Substitute teachers working in the District more than 60% of available days are eligible to access the Wellness Center (self only).

“Our schools provide engaging deeper learning experiences in classrooms where all students are welcomed, challenged, and supported. Instruction is personalized and focuses on college/career readiness and 21st century skill development. We develop school cultures where all students, teachers, and families are valued. We work hard to form strong relationships so that we provide an equitable learning environment for all.” said Thomson. “We believe a career in education is extremely rewarding. We are the work force that shapes the future of our communities, nation, and world. We need the support of substitute teachers.”

If you are a Professional Educator with a valid teaching license or Three-Year Short-Term Substitute license that is interested in substitute teaching in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, please apply on WECAN.