Substitute Teaching

Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching in School Administrative Unit 50.  The process to apply is as follows:


Please complete the application indicating which schools you are interested in subbing at and if there is a grade level or subject area that you prefer, including your availability for subbing as a teacher, para-educator, or both.  Please feel free to attach a resume and indicate “see resume” on the application anywhere the information is duplicated.  The application is a fillable PDF so it can be downloaded, completed, saved, and returned electronically to Diane Peterson (


Upon receipt of your application, you will be scheduled for a short interview with Kelli Killen, the Director of Human Resources.  

Employment Forms

If it is determined that you will move forward in the hiring process you will be provided with a folder of employment forms at the end of your interview to complete and return, including instructions on how to schedule your background check.  

Once the background check results have been received, about 10-14 days after your fingerprinting appointment, a Temporary Employment Agreement will be sent for signature and your name will be added to the substitute list.  

Rates of Pay for Day-to-Day Substitute Teachers, Para-Educators, and Nurses

The following rates of pay are for day to day substitutes in SAU 50 schools.  Rates are based on half days (4 hours or less) or full days (4 hours and up to the standard length of a school day).

Teacher (all districts):  $62.50 (half day)     $125.00 (full day)

Para-Educator (Greenland, Rye):  $62.50 (half day)     $125.00 (full day)

Para-Educator (New Castle, Newington):  $42.50 (half day)     $85.00 (full day)

Nurse (Greenland, Rye):  $75.00 (half day)     $150.00 (full day)

Nurse (New Castle, Newington):  $100.00 ($25.00 per hour)