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Become a Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers are valuable members of the Penn-Harris-Madison community and they are working every day in our schools. 


Penn-Harris-Madison pays its substitute teachers $75 per day.  Additionally, the district rewards those who substitute on a regular basis through an end-of-semester bonus program, making it possible to earn an extra $1,000 per year! 


Substitute Teacher Incentives


Penn-Harris-Madison has enacted a bonus pay program for Substitute Teachers and Substitute Educational Assistants.  The bonus will be paid at the end of each semester and reflect the number of days an individual has worked in our schools.  

  • A substitute who works 25-49 full days in semester will receive $250
  • A substitute who works 50+ days in a semester will receive $500


An employee referral program that was initiated early in 2015 remains in place for the 2016-2017 school year. P-H-M will pay $50 to an employee who refers a substitute, after the first ten days that new substitute works.  


Substitute Teacher Guidelines


Each Indiana school district is allowed to set its own guidelines for substitute teachers. At Penn-Harris-Madison we require that our substitutes have at least 60 college credit hours in any area of certification. Occasionally we will waive this requirement if the applicant can provide significant documented work or volunteer experiences including name(s) and phone number(s) of immediate supervisor(s) who may be contacted for verification of this information. The applicant would also need to include letters of reference from two P-H-M school administrators.


Interested applicants should complete a substitute teacher application packet. The packet can be obtained at the Educational Services Center, 55900 Bittersweet Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545 or you can email Tammy Gizewski, Administrative Assistant for Human Resources, to request a packet.  


Here is a link to the online application.  We will apply for an expanded criminal history check on each applicant and they must hold either a valid Indiana Teaching License or a Substitute Certificate.


Here is a copy of P-H-M's Substitute Teacher Handbook.

Current substitute teachers may click here for Pay Stub Information


Substitute Teacher Training


We require that all substitute teachers attend a mandatory training session in order to be eligible to work in a P-H-M school. Training will be held in the Board Room at the Educational Services Center, 55900 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka IN 46545 which is just north of Penn High School on Bittersweet Road.


Training will be held on the following dates and times. Reservations are not necessary.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Substitute Inservice Schedule shown below.

August 11, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.

September 22, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.

October 20, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.

November 22, 2016

2:00-3:30 p.m.

January 25, 2017

2:00-3:30 p.m.

February 23, 2017

2:00-3:30 p.m.

March 23, 2017

2:00-3:30 p.m.

April 20, 2017

2:00-3:30 p.m.

May 11, 2017

2:00-3:30 p.m.

*Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to view PDFs. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit Adobe’s website at this link to download your free version. If you need more help with the hiring process, please contact Tammy Gizewski.