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Substitute Teacher Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher with Sunnyside Unified School District! By becoming a substitute teacher you will help inspire, support, improve and continue the learning process uninterrupted. 


How to become a Substitute Teacher for Sunnyside

Complete an application online at susd12.org > Careers > Current Openings > Substitute

Along with your application, you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Teacher/Substitute Certificate
  • Official College Transcripts
  • IVP Clearance Card
  • Immunization Record (MMR)
  • Signed Letters of Reference (3)

When your application is complete; it will be reviewed and released to the Substitute Coordinator for consideration. Your application will be retained on file for one year from the date of submission. 

Substitute teachers are hired and managed through the Substitute Office, a division of Human Resources.  An automated computer system, Absence Management (formally AESOP) is utilized for soliciting and filling Teacher vacancies as needed daily.


*Substitute Teacher Program Requirements

  • Applicant must be certified to substitute teach in Arizona by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
  • The certificate must be registered in Pima County, Office of the Superintendent of Schools.


Substitute Teacher Daily Compensation:

Regular Substitute-Teacher

  • Initial 20 days
    • $140.00 (Daily Rate)
    • $70 (Half Day)
  • Friday Premium Pay
    • $165.00 (Daily Rate)
  • After completing 20 days as a Sub-Teacher
    • Rate increase to $150 (Daily Rate)
    • $75 (Half Day)

PTO Accrual; 1/hour per every 30/hours worked (Paid Time Off)


Long-Term Substitute-Teacher

Substitute teachers migrating to a long-term position from the daily sub pool:

  • Rate of pay in the same position is $165 (Daily Rate)
  • Medical, Dental & Vision (Optional)
  • PTO Accrual; 1/hour per every 30/hours worked (Paid Time Off)


SUSD Retiree (Post-R) Sub-Teacher

Daily rate of pay from the first day is $150 (Daily Rate)


For additional information or questions, please contact the Substitute Office at (520) 545-2007.
Angelica Norzagaray, HR Substitute Specialist
Samantha Miles, HR Coordinator

UPDATED AUG 11, 2022 10:04 AM