Thank you for your interest in substituting in our school district. Please complete the application forms listed below and contact Kelsey Sadewicz, Kelsey.Sadewicz@colchestersd.org, to set up an appointment with Human Resources at Central Office to deliver the application in person, along with two forms of identification.
Your name will be placed on our substitute list only after all necessary forms have been received and the district approves your application.
If you have questions about the substitute application and to set up an in-person appointment, please contact Kelsey Sadewicz, Kelsey.Sadewicz@colchestersd.org.
Colchester School District is committed to providing a rigorous, differentiated and engaging learning environment for all of our students. Classrooms throughout the district follow grade level curriculum and assessments that are based on our state standards. This curriculum is then differentiated for students based to best meet student needs and encourage students to be engage in learning.
All students with identified disabilities receive instructional support services. These services include: classroom accommodations, curriculum adaptations, individualized instruction, speech and language therapy, counseling, physical therapy, intensive academic/social support, consultation, individual tutoring, behavior management, psychological intervention, and referral to other specialists or programs outside our district. An Essential Early Education (EEE) program provides services to children aged 3-5 who demonstrate significant developmental delays. In addition, Colchester offers a Title I program in language arts and math in grades K-5, and an English as a Second Language (ESL) program to all eligible students.
Applications for substitute teaching may be obtained and returned to our Administrative Office on 59 Rathe Rd. A complete substitute packet must include: an Application for Substituting, Form W-4, Form I 9, VT Declaration of Health Care form, VT Human Services Agency background check, a criminal records check (which includes fingerprinting), and a current résumé (optional). Upon receipt of a COMPLETE application packet, an applicant’s name is added to our sub list, which is disseminated to building principals. Substitutes are encouraged to visit the schools where s/he would like to work.
Substitutes may know in advance of assignments. Sometimes, sudden illness or an unexpected personal issue necessitates calling a sub quite early on the day needed.
When you arrive at school, report to the office to receive instructions for the day. Teachers are required to maintain a current substitute folder; so teacher substitutes should find things in good order. When you leave, we ask you to submit a report of the day. We hope you will tell the teacher and principal what the students accomplished and what, if anything, might have made your day better.