Thank you for your interest in substituting for Brunswick County Schools. Information concerning the process for being approved to substitute is outlined below.




If you are a teacher holding a teaching license (in North Carolina or another state), please follow this process:

  1. Contact the school where you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher. Indicate  that you have applied to be a substitute teacher and would like to request an interview with the principal.
  2. If the principal would like to recommend you, they will send the appropriate paperwork to the Human Resources department. 

If you are not a licensed teacher but do hold at least a bachelor's degree, please register for an information session to find out how you may be eligible to become a substitute teacher for Brunswick County. Registration information is located on the Brunswick County Schools home page.






$103.00 /day - for certified substitute teachers

$80.00 /day - for substitutes who do not hold a teaching license


When filling an interim position, fully certified teachers can possibly receive full teacher salary, depending on the type of leave used by the teacher they are replacing.


Substitutes are paid monthly on the normal pay date for the school. Checks are direct deposited into your bank account.


SubFinder Phone Number:  877-563-6827

SubFinder Web Address:

SubFinder Employee Tutorial Video:

SubFinder Substitute Tutorial Video:

The Phone Number that SubFinder Calls a Substitute from: 570-651-4588


Before Class Begins:

  • Dress professionally and be well groomed.
  • Be on time.  Report at least 15 minutes prior to your assigned time.
  • If you are unable to fulfill the assignment previously agreed to, notify the school contact person immediately.
  • Sign in at the office upon arrival.
  • Locate the teacher's substitute packet.  Take time to review the information contained in this packet.

During Class:

  • Always follow the teacher's lesson plan as closely as possible.
  • Keep accurate attendance reports.
  • Familiarize yourself with fire and emergency instructions.
  • Introduce yourself to the class and write your name on the board.
  • Learn as many of the students' names as possible.
  • Be ethical and professional at all times in relationships with students, staff, and parents.  (Never use abusive language or discuss your personal life with students.)
  • Enrich the instructional program with information that is pertinent to the student's subject.
  • Remember that professional matters should be discussed only with those who administer and supervise your teaching.
  • Remain with the class at all times.  Do not leave students unsupervised.
  • Remember that all injuries or cases of illness occurring during the day must be reported to the principal or his designee immediately.
  • Remember that you are expected to fulfill any duty assigned by the contact person.
  • Leave your name, phone number, and a brief report of the day's activity for the regular teacher's use.

After Class Ends:

  • Make sure classroom, equipment, and records are left in order when you leave.  Let school administrators know if any problems arose that may need intervention.  Serious occurrences must be reported as soon as possible.
  • Return keys and materials to teacher's mailbox or contact person.
  • Check with the contact person to see if you will be needed the next day.