Retirees Make Excellent Substitutes

Retirees are able to apply online to be a substitute teacher or a substitute instructional assistant through the FCPS Instructional Talent Gateway.

When applying to be a substitute teacher, please have the following document ready to upload.

  • Former FCPS teachers who have retired (separated from FCPS) within the past three years with an FCPS performance evaluation reflecting “effective” or “highly effective” do not need to submit a letter of reference.
  • Former FCPS teachers who retired more than three years ago or separated from FCPS with a performance evaluation reflecting “developing/needs improvement” or “ineffective” need to submit one letter of reference from their most recent employer signed and dated within the last twelve months.

To expedite your application, please have all documents ready when you submit your application.

Onboarding Portal and Background Check

After completing the application process, you will be emailed employment information regarding our online onboarding system. This streamlined onboarding process will allow for expedited processing of employee information. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, employees will be able to complete forms, view required FCPS training and more from any Internet connection. After completing the onboarding, please call the Substitute Office at 571-423-3030 (option 1) so that we can confirm that it is complete. However, to meet state requirements, you will have to come in for fingerprinting and a criminal background check

When you come in to be fingerprinted you must bring all of the following documents:

  • Two forms of identification
  • A negative TB screening, test or a chest x-ray results dated within the last 12 months signed by a physician

Applicants who arrive without all the required documents will not be processed.

If you have any questions, call the Office of Substitute Employment at 571-423-3030 (option 1).

View Instructional Opportunities

Includes Teacher, School Counselor, Librarian, Instructional Assistant and Substitute Teacher and Assistant positions.

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.