• Substitutes Needed!

    Are you a caring, enthusiastic and flexible individual who enjoys interacting with children and youth? Do you want to help make a difference in your community? 

    If so, we want to hear from you! The Essex Westford School District is currently hiring for substitute positions throughout our schools. Our short-term substitute teaching and paraeducator pay rate is $126/day. Our school nurse substitute rate is $260/day.

    Apply Now: Teacher/Paraeducator Substitute → Job Description and Application


    ♦ “I missed being a classroom teacher and wanted to make connections with students and teachers again! I love getting to know all of the students in the building and also love that they know me as a trusted adult in the absence of their teacher.” - Lindsey W

    ♦ “I started subbing because the flexibility of the schedule fit my busy life ... I truly feel rewarded by helping young people learn and achieve their goals.” - Cindy P

    ♦ “Nothing is more rewarding than watching a child learn something new.” - Tim A

    About Us

    EWSD is committed to “growing hearts and minds for a better today and tomorrow: every day, every way, every one.” We serve approximately 4,500 preschool through 12th grade students in ten schools across three communities: Essex Town, Essex Junction and Westford, Vermont. We are one of the state’s largest and most highly-respected school systems, employ close to a thousand teachers and staff and operate with an $80 million-plus budget. 

    A Note on the Year

    The 2020/21 school year will look different than it has in the past. We anticipate changing conditions due to COVID-19 and will update our policies and procedures as necessary. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for our staff and students, and will provide resources and support on an ongoing basis.

    Our district has created and regularly reviews a COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan and launched a website for all 2020/21 communications. Training courses and materials will be provided to all staff. If you would like, you may view a short (3-minute) video about working in our schools this year that was created in December.

    We opened in a hybrid model this fall, beginning with two in-person days for all students and three days of remote learning. Per state mandate, everyone will be required to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing while on district property. As of January 4, 2021, our pre-K through grade 5 students shifted to Wednesdays as a remote day; on April 26, 2021, they will return to five days of in person instruction. The higher grades continue in the original hybrid model.

    Before reporting for an assignment, each substitute must fill out the EWSD COVID-19 Health Survey (this should be done in the morning prior to arriving at the school). Thank you!

    Learn More About Becoming a Substitute at EWSD!

    If you would like to learn more about the application process, training resources and how you can find and accept substitute assignments, please visit the Learn More page.

    For more job opportunities with our district, visit


Substitute Documents & Forms