Substitute Teachers

We at Sevier County Schools appreciate your interest in a substitute teaching position with our district. These resources are designed to assist you with your job search and to ensure that you understand the requirements that you must meet in order to be employed as a substitute teacher with our district. The Sevier County Board of Education offers exciting opportunities to work in an atmosphere that promotes our mission to successfully prepare all students for their future. Each employee makes a significant contribution to the success of our students.

As of July 1, 2007, any person seeking employment with Sevier County Schools will be subject to a criminal history records check and have his/her name submitted to the Department of Children's Services to determine if the potential employee was found by DCS to have committed child abuse.

Note: You must be over 21 years of age to substitute at any high school or vocational school.

Application Process for Substitute Teachers

Once an applicant has been offered employment, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Complete a substitute teacher application available at each school.

  2. Contact a school principal or secretary to get an Employment Authorization Form completed and signed and an information sheet with directions for background check registration.

  3. Register for a background check and fingerprinting online at

  4. After fingerprinting, the employee will need to contact Sharon Herrell at 865-453-4671 to confirm a payroll sign up session. Please allow up to 3 hours for the orientation and sign-up process. All employees must arrive ON TIME for orientation. Late arrivals will be asked to attend the next scheduled orientation.

Items to Bring to Orientation

  • Employment Authorization Form (completed & signed by principal)
  • Letter of recommendation from a local Sevier County resident
  • Drivers License
  • Social Security Card
  • Completed Employment Application
  • Copy of High School Diploma or College Transcript (GED diploma requires 9 hours of college credit.)
  • Signed "Certification of Review" from handbook
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact central office at 865-453-4671.