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Tomball Independent School District


Benefits of Joining the Substitute Team

  • Choose Your Work Schedule
  • Opportunity to Transition into Full-Time Positions
  • Gain Top-Notch Experience through Working Long-Term Assignments

Substitute Teacher Pay Rates

  • Non-degreed - $96/day
  • Bachelor's Degree - $106/day
  • Texas Certified Teacher - $116/day
  • Certified Teacher in Long Term Assignment - $180/day

Substitute Handbook

For more information on Tomball ISD substitute expectations, procedures, and resources, please see the 2022-23 Substitute Handbook.

SUBstitute handbook


Substitute Expectations

Substitute candidates must possess effective communication and technology skills.  Clear verbal and written communication in English, regular use of phones, and computer proficiency with email and Internet are essential during the application process, when accepting substitute assignments, and for future success in classroom environments.  Please consider these expectations before applying.


Professional Substitute (Teacher)

Requires 60 or more college hours verified via an official college transcript.
Provide students with appropriate learning activities in the academic subject area.
Carry out the absent teacher's prepared lesson plans and any special duties assigned to the absent teacher (bus duty, hall duty, lunch/recess duty, etc.).
Use the absent teacher's classroom discipline plan and give specific directions about desired behavior.
Consult with the administration and/or staff to resolve any questions/concerns.
Comply with all building and Human Resources procedures and schedules.
Provide a summary for the absent teacher at the end of the day of work completed and any special situations encountered. 

Paraprofessional Substitute (Instructional Aide)

Requires 48 or more college hours verified via an official college transcript.
Carry out the absent paraprofessional/aide's duties as assigned by the classroom teacher.
Consult with the teacher to resolve any questions/concerns.
Comply with all building and Human Resources procedures and schedules.

Application Requirements

In order to be employed as a district substitute, the following application requirements must first be met.
Please read and carefully consider your willingness to complete these steps before applying.

Stage One

1) Successful completion of TISD's online substitute application and digital interview.
2) Evidence of required college hours via an official transcript, either attached to your online application or provided directly to Human Talent.
3) Clear background check (conducted electronically at the time of application).
4) Receipt of three professional references (requested electronically at the time of application).
5) Satisfactory completion of a personal interview/technology assessment with Human Talent may be required to evaluate communication/technology skills.
Candidates will be notified via email if they have been selected to advance to Stage Two.  Further instructions will be provided for the following.

Stage Two

6) Either successful completion of TISD's fingerprinting procedure ($47 fee) or evidence of prior fingerprinting by the Texas Education Agency.  Other agency fingerprints may not be used, i.e. child care facilities, concealed handgun license, real estate license.
7) Either successful completion of Region 4's online substitute training course ($25 fee) or evidence of 2 or more of the last 5 years of full-time employment as a certified teacher via an official service record.
8) Completion of New Substitute Paperwork and review of the Substitute Handbook.
9) Attendance at Substitute Orientation, including presentation of acceptable forms of ID for the I-9 Employment Eligibility Form, photo for ID badge, participation in district training, and submission of annual benefits elections.
Individuals who complete Stage Two will receive a substitute ID badge and online access to the AESOP/Absence Management system to begin fulfilling assignments.