Quality substitutes, both teacher and paraprofessional, are an important part of our student's school day.

AASD staff work with at least 16,000 students every day during our school year. It takes a lot of teachers and support staff to teach that many learners, and it takes a lot of substitutes to stand in when needed.

Benefits of Substituting within the AASD
  • Flexible schedule
  • Welcoming school atmosphere
  • Competitive compensation
  • Job variety
  • Training opportunities
  • Rewarding work

There is a high demand for qualified substitutes within the AASD. Think you’d be a good fit?

Requirements for Substitute Teachers
  • Current Wisconsin Educator License OR
  • Associate degree or higher
  • Completed application on WECAN
New Permit Option

We now accept applicants who have a Bachelor's or Associate's degree but do not hold a teaching license. We provide training through CESA 6, which allows the applicant to obtain a permit license through the Department of Public Instruction. They are initially assigned to one building where they can connect with a consistent staff team, become familiar with procedures, and receive support as they are learning the job.

Ready to apply?
Visit WECAN and search for vacancy number 77137.

Requirements for Substitute Paraprofessionals
  • High school diploma
  • Completed application on WECAN

Paraprofessionals work at all levels and all schools. Paraprofessionals

  • Assist teachers in regular education classrooms
  • Assist in libraries and lunchrooms
  • Assist teachers in special education classrooms
  • Work as Hmong or Spanish interpreters
  • Ride the school bus to and from school with our special education students

Once hired, the AASD will pay for the substitute to acquire a Special Education Aid license through DPI. 

Ready to apply?
Visit WECAN and search for vacancy number 87513.

If you are interested in becoming a substitute for the District, please contact Substitute Services at (920) 832-6110 or email Kathleen Carriveau Monday-Friday until 2 p.m.

The AASD does not discriminate and welcomes substitutes who are local or from out of state, retired or new graduates. We are an inclusive district that promotes diversity.

Mandatory Training

In accordance with the law and District policy, all Appleton Area School District employees (including Substitute, Hourly & Co-Curricular employees) must complete the following training:

  • Abuse and Neglect Reporting Training
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Seclusion and Physical Restraint Training
  • Reporting of School Violence Threats

My Learning Plan Online training modules have been established to complete these requirements through My Learning Plan (MLP).

Instructions for first-time users
My Learning Plan log-in page

If you have questions regarding District policy or information in the training modules, or if you do not have access to a computer and need to make other arrangements to complete this requirement, please contact our office at (920) 832-6161.

Reactivating Life Licenses through DPI

  • 5 years after retiring/resigning license expires – search on DPI
  • Professional Educator License or Substitute Teacher License


Frontline Education / Instructions

DPI Website
The Appleton Area School District prohibits discrimination related to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, sexual orientation, religion/creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, disability, or age.