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Substitute Teaching Information

Welcome! Thank you for the interest you have shown in the Elkhorn Area School District. Also, thank you in advance for the time and effort you will give to our students. When you multiply the numbers of days substitutes provide service in our classrooms by the number of students in those classrooms it is easy to see the tremendous impact you have on our education program. You and your colleagues will literally spend hundreds of hours working with our students. We want that time to be beneficial for the students and rewarding for you. Our school year will be better for having your support and involvement. We wish you the best and thank you for your investment in our students.

For your convenience, here is a link to the Substitute Handbook, where you can read about policies, expectations and procedures that will impact you as a substitute teacher.

Here are some tips to get you started applying to be a substitute teacher in our district:

If you have a valid WI Teacher’s license:

Please skip to the APPLY HERE section below.

If you do not have a WI Teacher’s license, but you do have an Associate’s Degree or higher:

You will need to apply for a substitute teacher permit from the Department of Public Instruction by following the checklist below before you can apply to substitute:

  1. Contact Melissa Fifter to sign up and complete the district sponsored Sub Training online course - Print or save a copy of the certification

  2. Obtain transcripts documenting your degree

  3. Determine if you need to submit fingerprints. Fingerprint Decision Tree

  4. Create a WAMS ID

  5. Complete PI -1622 Sub Form

  6. Apply for a permit through ELO:

    1. Select the options below in the “Apply for a new license” section and then follow the next steps in ELO

      1. Teacher Category

      2. S-Short Term Sub Permit

      3. Teacher: Request New Short Term Sub Permit 1015

     7. For further details, please visit the DPI website.

Note: After 10 successful full days of subbing the district will reimburse the sub permit fee.




 Contact Melissa Fifer in Human Resources at EASD, Administrative Service Center, 3 North Jackson Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121.  (262) 723-3160 Ext. 1411

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