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Substitute in TSD

Thank you for your interest in substituting in the Thompson School District. Substitute Teachers and Classified Substitutes are a vital part of our education system.

Substitute applications for the 2023-24 school year opened on Monday, July 17, 2023.

Apply to Become a Substitute with TSD

Application Process

Licensed Substitute

A licensed substitute replaces a licensed employee (teacher) in the event of their absence.

  1. Acquire or hold a valid Colorado Department of Education license (valid 1-, 3-, or 5-year CDE Substitute Authorization or CDE Teacher's License)

  2. Submit Licensed Sub Application.

  3. Complete interview process.

  4. Complete necessary paperwork, including a background check upon hire, and obtain three letters of recommendation for substitute teaching.

Classified Substitute

A classified substitute replaces a non-licensed school staff member (support staff) in the event of their absence. A classified substitute cannot substitute for teachers.

  1. Submit Classified Sub Application.
  2. Complete interview process.
  3. Complete necessary paperwork, including a background check and fingerprints upon hiring.

Benefits of Substituting in TSD


Make your own schedule!


Make a difference in students' lives.


Work a variety of jobs in various grade levels and schools.


Make connections with staff and other substitutes.


Use the talents you have and develop even more skills!


See if a career in education is in your future.