Putting In My Application

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  1. Tanishas2011

    Tanishas2011 Rookie

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    I finally put in my application to sub at a local school while I am in school. I put it in right before the break. When should I call back to make sure I don't need anything else to turn in to them, or check on my application? What should I expect as far as waiting, the school, and subbing?
     
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  3. teacherintexas

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    Call back the day school resumes but I'd wait a couple of hours into the day. If you can manage to drop in, you might get faster results.
     
  4. Secondary Teach

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    I would actually advise against going to the school. Principals are way too busy and receive way too many applications to be able to personally greet and meet each applicant. A simple email followup to the principal should suffice, but I'd suggest even not doing that either. If you can, put in applications to substitute in multiple schools- public, charter, and private. Many public school districts use a staffing agency, but non public schools usually do their own substitute hiring and you should be able to just email them a cover letter and resume.
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    I wasn't advising going to the school but rather Human Resources to check on the application.
     
  6. Secondary Teach

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    :oops!::yeahthat:
     
  7. Linguist92021

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    I'd also wait until the week school returns. You probably wouldn't be getting calls the first week anyways, and back to school week will be hectic, at least the first 2-3 days.

    If your application was at the district level, they usually go back to work the week before school starts, and you could call them to follow up.
     
  8. Secondary Teach

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    Tanishas, I don't know if you're studying classroom management in your college studies but here is an informative video for you courtesy of inner city substitute teacher Mr. Garvey from the show Key and Peele on Comedy Central. :)
     
  9. Darcy130

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    I applied for a substitute position right after Christmas break. I dropped my information off at Board of Education. The Superintendent's secretary called me within a week to set up an interview. So, I'm guessing the Superintendent does the hiring. I am quite nervous about it.
     

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