Why would someone want to become a Substitute Teacher?
Many persons who are thinking about teaching as a career find that working as a substitute teacher gives them valuable
insights into the teaching profession. Some retired teachers want to continue to teach and work with children. Some
people want to find out more about schools and the educational process from which their children benefit. But all have
one thing in common: a desire to work with children and youth and to share in the exhilaration that comes from the
The essential roles and responsibilities of the substitute teacher are detailed in the Pickering Elementary Substitute
Handbook. Briefly stated, substitute teachers are expected to carry out two responsibilities: follow the regular teacher’s
lesson plans, and maintain discipline in the classroom at a level in which learning can take place. An additional
expectation is that these two responsibilities will be carried out in a climate of respect and caring for the students.
Pickering Elementary School will be seeking applicants to serve as a Substitute Teacher in August. If you are interested in becoming a Substitute Teacher as well as a sub for cook, custodian, bus driver, bus aide and teacher aide, please visit Vernon Parish School Board, M-Th, 8:00 to 3:00 for an application, also applications are available at Pickering Elementary School. See Carmen Holder for more information. Please call 337-537-3394 and ask for Ms. Carmen.
Effective July 1, 2009 the daily rate for classroom teachers range from $50.75 to $65.00 a day depending if you have a
Long term Certificated Teacher pay is much different than daily sub pay.
You will get paid once a month on or around the 15 of each month. The check will reflect the prior month's work.