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Guest Substitute Teaching (SmartSTART Program)

SmartSTART Guest Substitute Teaching

Interested in Becoming a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher with the South Fayette Township School District?
Great schools need great teachers.  If you are thinking about a career in education, returning to the workforce or looking to work with children, the South Fayette Township School District has employment opportunities for you.  

As a guest substitute teacher you will gain valuable experience and have a positive impact on kids. 

What is the Minimum Qualification to become a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher?
All candidates interested in substitute teaching in the South Fayette Township School District must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.

Guest Substitute Training Programs
Guest Substitute Training Programs are held periodically. In order to be considered for an upcoming program e-mail the Human Resources Department at [email protected] Please place in the subject line GUEST SUBSTITUTE TRAINING PROGRAM

What is the Process for becoming a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher?
  • E-mail the Human Resources Office at [email protected]
  • Complete an on-line application.
  • Provide a resume and three letters of recommendation (additional documents may be requested at the orientation).
  • Attend a one day SmartSTART Orientation.
  • Pass the on-line Sub-Skills Courses through the University of Utah STEDI program, which would be assigned at the orientation. 

In addition to the above, secure the following: 

  • Child Abuse History  ACT 151 Clearance (must be within one (1) year of Board approval)
  • Pennsylvania Criminal History Check ACT 34 (must be within one (1) year of Board approval)
  • Department of Education FBI Clearance ACT 114 You will need to enter code 1KG6XN. (must be within one (1) year of Board approval)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution
  • Act 168
  • Completion of Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training 
  • Provide verification of a physical and TB Test results (TB Test results must be dated with in three (3) months of Board approval) 
  • Classroom Observation
Is There a Fee Associated with the Training?
Yes, there is a $125 fee that covers the cost of the on-line courses, workbook and all related materials. This fee is paid by the applicant and is non-refundable.

What do Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teachers Earn?
The District pays:
$90.00 per day for 1-30 Days  
$100.00 per day for 31+ Days

How do I Get More Information?
For more information on SmartSTART please contact Alice Gillenberger, AIU Representative at 412-394-5860 or
Victoria Adams, South Fayette Township School District Representative at 724-693-3045

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