Substitute teachers are being sought in Carson City schools as the district focuses its efforts on reforms associated with the prestigious $10 million Race to the Top Grant.
“In order to provide the best opportunity for our students, our teachers need to develop a curriculum that’s universal,” said Richard Stokes, superintendent of the Carson City School District. “We’re trying to unify the curriculum and unify the assessments.”
To do that, Stokes said, teachers need to spend time working together to create lesson plans that line up with one another. Often, those sessions must take place during regular school hours.
“At the same time, it’s important we don’t lose instructional time,” he said.
Typically, a substitute teacher needs 66 college credits to be eligible to work in Nevada schools. However, Stokes said, the district will work with applicants on a case-by-case basis.
“This is a great opportunity for those who may be interested in the teaching profession or who simply want to do more to support our schools and our students,” said Jose Delfin, associate superintendent. “We offer competitive daily rates, high quality professional development and a chance to be part of a nationally recognized program.”
Stokes said most positions needed will be at Carson Middle School and Carson High School. He said it ties in the strategic plan adopted last year to bring the community into the schools more.
“Our strategic plan was built by the community,” he said. “Now we call on our city residents and surrounding areas to support us as we move forward. Superior substitute teachers ensure that quality learning experiences happen every day for all students.”
Those interested should reference state qualification information from the Nevada Department of Education website at teachers.nv.gov/Licenses/Substitute/. Candidates should visit carsoncityschools.com to fill out the Carson City School District’s online application for licensed staff.
For more information, call the Carson City School District office at 775-283-2100.