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Substitute Teachers
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Substitute teachers perform the duties of a teacher to provide continuity in the classroom in a teacher's absence, as well as: 

  • Provide instruction according to the plans prepared by the classroom teacher 
  • Maintain a classroom environment which promotes active learning
  • Conduct all aspects of the daily routine, including distributing and collecting supplies, keeping attendance records, performing assigned duties, etc.
  • Work with students to reinforce learning objectives
  • Adhere to all Wilson County Board of Education policies and procedures
  • Uses appropriate judgment to act in the best interest of the students at all times 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator


A new substitute teacher applying for employment with Wilson County Schools must submit the following documents:

  • Completed NCDPI online application 
  • Three (3) Employment Reference Forms, or narrative letters dated within 1 year
  • Official degree-dated transcript from high school or college 
  • Recommendation form completed by a current Wilson County Schools principal 

Currently employed candidates of Wilson County Schools must complete the following:

  • Updated NCDPI application
  • Recommendation form completed by a current Wilson County Schools principal

Please return all documents to Human Resource Services.  Upon approval from the Board of Education, you will then be notified when you may begin substituting.


Pay Rates
The pay rate for substitute teachers are listed in two (2) categories:

  • Certified Substitute Teachers - $103.00 per day  *All certified substitute teachers must provide a copy of their current North Carolina license.

  • Non - Certified Substitute Teachers - $80.00 per day


Effective Substitute Teaching Training

To remain active as a substitute teacher with Wilson County Schools, all non-certified substitute teachers are required to complete a Substitute Teacher Certification course. Upon successful completion of a course, please remit your original certificate to the Office of Human Resource Services so that a copy may be placed in your personnel file.

You are only required to take this course once during your substitute teacher employment. If you have previously taken and successfully passed this course, please furnish a copy of your certificate to ensure your continued substitute teacher employment.

If not completed within one year of registration as a substitute teacher, you will be removed from the substitute calling system and ineligible to substitute until you have provided proof that you have completed the course.

We are very excited to offer new training for all of our substitute teachers in Wilson County Schools.  The Effective Teacher training course is mandatory for all substitute teachers.  The VIRTUAL training is offered by the App-Garden University.  There are many benefits to you as a substitute such as the ability to train anytime and anywhere you have access to the Internet.  It is so important that we as a district keep you current on the Board policies and procedures as well as giving you great tips and ideas for being a successful substitute teacher.   This training is required of all substitutes in order for our district to meet compliance requirements.

Once you complete this training course you will be given a certificate of completion which may be printed and kept for your records.  The district office will receive a report of your completion, and this will also be a record of your intent to sub this year.

The course available includes the Substitute Orientation Course and the Effective Substitute Training Course.  The cost for the course is $49.00.  Please click here. 

Once the purchase has been made, you will receive an email with a link to the training.

AESOP Training

Retired Teacher License Renewal

If you have questions regarding renewal of an expired North Carolina teaching license, please email Marcia Bonner at or call her at (252) 399-7904.

For more information on the state licensing renewal requirements, please visit the licensure renewal page of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website:

For information regarding expired licenses and reinstatement of a license, click here.

Renewal credits can be earned through any college, university, or community college and free opportunities are offered through Goodwill Community Foundation ( or through the WCS Organizational Development office. Click here to view the WCS District Professional Development Calendar. If you have any questions regarding a particular opportunity, please contact Tracey Leon at


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