By Megan Erbacher
The Message assistant editor
The Diocese of Evansville Catholic Education Office is hosting a Substitute Teacher Express this summer to increase the number of substitute teachers for Catholic schools.
The July 22 event will be held at the Diocese of Evansville Catholic Center, located at 4200 N. Kentucky Ave., from 8-11 a.m. CST. Those interested in attending do not need to sign-up in advance, just visit the Catholic Center between 8-11 a.m. CST.
Andrea Greaney, Catholic schools coordinator of student services and school information systems, said the goal of the event is to get as many qualified substitutes as possible to complete the process and become eligible to substitute teach. Substitute teacher applicants are not required to attend the event, Greaney said, it’s just a way to assist applicants in completing the process.
In addition to needing more substitute teachers, Greaney said there are about 40 open teaching positions across 26 Catholic schools and multiple non-certified positions, including classroom assistants and cafeteria personnel, for example.
To serve as a substitute teacher, a person must have 60 hours of college credit, a substitute teacher permit from the Indiana Department of Education and a completed substitute teacher application packet from the Diocese of Evansville Catholic Education Office.
At the event, Catholic Education Office staff will be available to assist with any paperwork, background checks, reference forms and applying for a substitute teacher permit.
Applicants should bring a resume, contact information for references, a list of addresses he or she has lived at in the past, and a payment method for completing the state-required background check and substitute permit. A laptop or other device would be helpful, Greaney said, although there will be devices on-site available for use.
Greaney said a similar event was held in December to help with the increased demand for substitute teachers due to COVID-19 and staff members being in quarantine.
“It went so well we thought we would hold the event again in the summer to recruit more eligible applicants before the start of the school year,” she said.
If you can’t attend the event, substitute teacher application materials can be found at http://www.evdio.org/substitute-teacher-application-instructions.html. There’s also a streamlined application process for teachers retiring from Diocese of Evansville Catholic schools who wish to substitute teach.
To see a full list of up-to-date open teacher positions and non-certified positions, visit http://www.evdio.org/applicants.html.
Call the Catholic Education Office at 812-424-5536 with questions about substitute teaching or open positions in Catholic schools.