Thank you for your interest in one of the most difficult jobs in education--substitute teaching. Very often, children will rely on the skills and abilities of substitute teachers for over one full year of instruction between kindergarten and twelfth grade. NISD recognizes the contributions made by its substitute teachers and supports their efforts toward maintaining continuity of instruction in the absence of the full time teachers.The purpose of this web site is to provide information and resources that will better enable the substitute teacher to reach this goal.

Our Substitute Office is located at 5617 Grissom Road, San Antonio 78238. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a Substitute Teacher or that of a Paraprofessional Substitute, be sure to follow the application instructions below. We only process by appointment. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, our employment process has changed.

Please be sure to complete the online application thoroughly. Only fully completed applications will be considered. Please note that a resume does not take the place of the application. All work history must be completed on the application.

Check your email once you submit the application as it will have a link to set up a phone interview appointment through Signup Genius. Please have your application in front of you to refer to it during your phone interview. The HR representative will call you at the designated date and time you selected. It is important that you answer the phone at the scheduled time. Failure to do so will result in rescheduling your interview. Be sure to have your University send an e-Script of your Official transcript directly to your designated HR representative. The email address will be available when you schedule your appointment in Signup Genius. Please email your HR Rep if you have any questions.

Your HR Representative will send you the link to the online orientation once you have cleared your fingerprints/background check. You will be scheduled for your in-person processing appointment upon successful completion of the online orientation and once your background check has cleared. The Online Orientation is required for all substitutes.

You will need to bring the required Pre-employment forms which can be found on the right side of this page, plus the Online Orientation forms that the HR representative will email you, along with any other necessary education and identification documents to your final processing appointment.

Fingerprints must be done through TEA. We do not accept any other agencies fingerprints. A non-refundable fee is paid by the employee.

All substitutes must work a minimum of 2 days per month.

Northside provides free Special Education training to all Professional and Paraprofessional Substitutes who desire to work with Special Education students. Professional Substitutes who take the two-part Special Education training and work in Specialized Instruction classrooms will get $10.00 additional pay for a full day assignment and $5.00 for a half day assignment. Paraprofessional Substitutes who take the two-part training and work in Specialized Instruction classrooms will get $12.00 additional pay for a full day assignment and $6.00 for a half day assignment. The current COVID-19 situation might affect the SpecEd training schedule.

Prior to making the decision to become a substitute employee, you are encouraged to read the following FAQ’s—frequently asked questions. They should answer most of the questions you might have about the wonderful world of substitute teaching and also convince you that Northside is the District in which you want to do your substitute teaching.

Pre-Hire & Post-Hire Questions
The decision to become a substitute teacher is not one that should be made lightly. Anyone considering this employment opportunity should be armed with as much information as is available regarding what is required both to become a substitute and to succeed as a substitute after hiring.