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Substitute in the District

Substitutes are an important part of our family of dedicated educators.We employ substitutes for a variety of positions, both certificated and classified. Substituting offers the flexibility to choose when and where you want to work, and oftentimes substitutes are hired into contracted positions when they come available.

Join our team and become part of our family! To apply, visit our Employment page and utilize our FastTrack online application system:

Ferndale School District FastTrack Online Application System!

Our Certificated Substitute Handbook provides important information for Substitute Teachers:


Substitute Rates 2023-2024

  • Certificated Teacher – $165.00 per day
  • Para Educator – $21.34 per hour
  • Food Service Worker  – $20.05 per hour
  • Administrative Assistant –  $26.03 per hour
  • Nurse - $30.06 per hour
  • Bus Driver  –  $30.63 per hour (FSD reimburses Bus Driver substitutes for costs incurred with obtaining their CDL, fingerprinting, and DOT physicals)
  • Custodian  – $25.88 per hour (Custodial substitutes receive 3 days of paid training)

Ferndale utilizes an online Substitute program called ReadySub. To access the Substitute Online System click below.

Substitute Contacts:

  • Certificated Substitutes - Nicole Smith: 360-383-9206
  • Food Service Substitutes - Yvonne Green: 360-383-9341
  • Maintenance Substitutes - Tami Frost: 360-383-9234
  • Para-Educator Substitutes -  Nicole Smith: 360-383-9206
  • Transportation Substitutes - Tami Frost: 360-383-9234