Substitute Teachers

Substitute workers enjoy the flexibility to choose their own schedule and may work as little or as much as they choose (based upon available shifts). Their schedule follows the schedule of the school district, making it a great choice for parents of MCSD students, retirees or anyone who is looking for a rewarding and flexible job.

The Monticello School District maintains a master list of substitute teachers, teaching assistants, teacher aides, monitors, typists, registered nurses and food service workers. This list is used by each of the schools to contact substitutes when a regular employee is absent. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the district’s job application platform.

Substitute Teaching is a Great Fit For:

  • Parents of MCSD students (work the same schedule as your child’s)
  • College students – work during breaks or before/after class
  • Retirees – (work at your leisure)
  • Anyone seeking a job that allows for flexibility and choice. Work as often, or as little, as you choose. Half-day shifts are available.

What we offer

Our substitutes enjoy the freedom and flexibility to choose their own schedule, and a competitive daily rate.

Substitute rates are based on your educational level as follows:

    • Non-certified teacher (high school diploma required) – $105 per day (days 1-29); $115 (30+ days)
    • NY State Certified with Bachelor’s Degree – $120 per day (days 1-29); $130 (30+ days)
    • NY State Certified with Master’s Degree – $140 per day (days 1-29); $150 (30+ days)
    • Retired Certified Teacher / District – $150 per day (days 1 – 29); $160 (30+ days)
    • Administrator – $205 per day (days 1-29); $210 (30+ days)

    Floating per-diem subs earn $200/day and are guaranteed 175 days per year

    a young boy is smilingIf the position is available, certified teachers may also apply for a “floating per-diem substitute teacher” position. These positions pay $200 per day, well above the county’s average daily rate of $113 for a certified substitute with a bachelor’s degree. These positions guarantee 175 days of work in the school year, offer the opportunity for substitutes to enroll in the district’s health insurance, and invite substitutes to participate in professional development opportunities.

    Each floating substitute is assigned to a specific building to help nurture a strong bond with the school’s staff and provide familiarity and continuity for the students.

    A floating per-diem substitute position is an excellent opportunity for up-and-coming teachers to become a part of a school community, enhance their classroom skills, receive high-quality, free professional development, and provide a consistent reliable source of income.

    Why Monticello?

    Find out from the experts – our employees:

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    “I love getting to know each student, watching them grow and being able to see them in different grade levels,” – Rebecca Kemp, Substitute Teacher

    The Application Process

    Interested in joining our team? The district uses the TalentEd portal to manage the application process. 

    Step 1: 

    Visit the TalentEd portal to browse and search for vacant positions

    Step 2:

    Click on the “apply” button to the right of the position you wish to apply to. 

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    Step 3:

    Click on “Create New Account and Apply”

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    Step 4: 

    Fill in the fields with your information to create your account. Once your account is created and you are logged in, you can then apply for jobs in the system. 

    Need help with applying? Visit the TalentEd help section for assistance in troubleshooting common issues. If you cannot resolve your issue after consulting the help section, contact for assistance or call 845-794-7700, ext. 70541

    More Information:

    Substitute teachers are required by New York State to be fingerprinted, have background checks, and be issued a clearance by the State Education Department prior to beginning work. (read more about obtaining fingerprinting clearance)

    To obtain information about substitute teaching, please contact the Personnel Department at 845-794-7700, Ext. 70541 or stop by the Administration Office at 60 Jefferson St., Suite 3, in Monticello.

    Monticello Central School District
    60 Jefferson Street, Suite 3
    Monticello, NY 12701
    Phone: (845) 794-7700
    Fax: (845) 794-7710

    The Monticello School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, creed, handicapping conditions, marital status, veteran status, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program for which application has been made. Inquiries concerning this policy should be referred to: Title IX Officer, Tanya Duryea, Director of PPS, 39 Breakey Ave., Monticello, NY 12701