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Substitute Teacher Guidelines

Substitute teachers are valuable members of the Penn-Harris-Madison community and they are working every day in our schools.

Each Indiana school district is allowed to set its own guidelines for substitute teachers. At Penn-Harris-Madison we require that our substitutes have at least 60 college credit hours in any area of certification. Occasionally we will waive this requirement if the applicant can provide significant documented work or volunteer experiences including name(s) and phone number(s) of immediate supervisor(s) who may be contacted for verification of this information. The applicant would also need to include letters of reference from two P-H-M school administrators.

Interested applicants should complete a substitute teacher application packet. The packet can be obtained at the Educational Services Center, 55900 Bittersweet Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545 or you can email Tammy Gizewski, Administrative Assistant for Human Resources to request a packet.  

Here is a link to the online application.    We will apply for an expanded criminal history check on each applicant and they must hold either a valid Indiana Teaching License or a Substitute Certificate.

Penn-Harris-Madison pays substitute teachers $70 per day.  Current substitute teachers may click here for Pay Stub Information


We require that all substitute teachers attend a mandatory training session in order to be eligible to work in a P-H-M school.

Training will be held in the Board Room at the Educational Services Center, 55900 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka IN 46545 which is just north of Penn High School on Bittersweet Road.

Training will be held on the following dates and times. Reservations are not necessary.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Substitute Inservice Schedule shown below.

August 11, 2015

2:00-3:30 p.m.

September 9, 2015

2:00-3:30 p.m.

September 22, 2015

2:00-3:30 p.m.

November 12, 2015

2:00-3:30 p.m.

January 12, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.

February 9, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.

March 22, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.

April 19, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.

May 10, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.


Here is a copy of P-H-M's Substitute Teacher Handbook.