Site-Based Substitutes

Opportunities to substitute at a single work location


  • Site-based substitutes are responsible for instructing students in an elementary, middle, or high school setting serving special education, English as a Second Language, advanced academics, and resource classes, including Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, World Language, and/or other content area classes.
  • Site-based substitutes assume responsibility for all aspects of classroom instruction, assessments, and behavior management on a short-term or long-term basis. Implements teacher-created lesson plans or works collaboratively with a team of educators to generate lesson plans, providing differentiated strategies to instruct students at all levels in all content areas.
  • Site-based substitutes will be assigned to one school and will be expected to report to that school daily.

Salary and Benefits

  • Site-based substitutes earn $25.61 per hour. 
  • Site-based substitutes will be offered the option of enrolling in FCPS health programs, including medical and dental. They will also be able to participate in the FCPS 403(b) Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings Plan. 
    • Please note that there is not a retiree pay band for this position.*
  • Site-based substitutes must average 30 hours per week to be eligible for benefits.


  • Current teacher substitutes, student monitors, and hourly employees.
  • Applicants who meet one of the following criteria:
    • College transcripts reflecting 30 or more credits, or
    • Accepted into an accredited educational preparatory program within a college/university’s school of education, or
    • Completed a high school teacher preparatory course, like Teachers for Tomorrow or Educators Rising, or
    • Been employed as an Instructional Assistant for at least one school year in a K12 organization, or 
    • Have one full year of experience teaching preschool or in a school-aged childcare program.

To Apply

Current Site-Based Vacancies

Region 1 Schools (Herndon, Oakton, Langley, Madison, and South Lakes Pyramids)

  • Copper MS
  • Cunningham Park ES
  • Dogwood ES
  • Forest Edge ES
  • Great Falls ES
  • Herndon ES
  • Hughes MS
  • Hutchison ES
  • Lake Anne ES
  • Mosaic ES
  • Oakton ES
  • Terraset ES
  • Waples Mill ES

Region 2 (Falls Church, McLean, and Justice Pyramids)

  • Baileys ES
  • Baileys Upper ES
  • Beech Tree ES
  • Belvedere ES
  • Camelot ES
  • Clearview ES
  • Fairhill ES
  • Falls Church HS
  • Franklin Sherman ES
  • Glasgow MS
  • Glen Forest ES
  • Graham Road ES
  • Justice HS
  • Luther Jackson MS
  • Mason Crest ES
  • Parklawn ES
  • Pine Spring ES
  • Sleepy Hollow ES
  • Timber Lane ES
  • Westlawn ES
  • Woodburn ES

Region 3 Schools (Edison, Mount Vernon, and West Potomac Pyramids)

  • Bucknell ES
  • Bush Hill ES  
  • Cameron ES
  • Edison HS
  • Fort Belvoir Primary ES
  • Fort Belvoir Upper ES
  • Fort Hunt ES
  • Franconia ES
  • Groveton ES
  • Hollin Meadows ES
  • Hybla Valley ES
  • Mount Eagle ES
  • Mount Vernon HS
  • Mount Vernon Woods ES
  • Riverside ES
  • Rose Hill ES
  • Sandburg ES
  • Stratford Landing ES
  • Twain MS
  • Washington Mill ES
  • West Potomac HS
  • Whitman MS
  • Woodlawn ES
  • Woodley Hills ES

Region 4 Schools (Centreville, Lake Braddock, Robinson, South County, and West Springfield Pyramids)

  • Burke School
  • Centre Ridge ES
  • Cherry Run ES
  • Hunt Valley ES
  • Laurel Hill ES
  • Liberty MS
  • South County MS

Region 5 Schools (Chantilly, Fairfax, Marshall, Westfield, and Woodson Pyramids)

  • Fairfax Villa ES
  • Floris ES
  • Freedom Hill ES
  • Frost MS
  • Johnson MS
  • Kilmer MS
  • Lemon Road ES
  • London Towne ES
  • Marshall HS
  • McNair ES
  • Olde Creek ES
  • Providence ES
  • Shrevewood ES
  • Westfield HS
  • Westgate ES
  • Woodson HS

Region 5 Schools (Annandale, Hayfield, and Lewis Pyramids)

  • Annandale HS
  • Annandale Terrace ES
  • Braddock ES
  • Bren Mar Park ES
  • Columbia ES
  • Crestwood ES
  • Forestdale ES
  • Garfield ES
  • Gunston ES
  • Hayfield Secondary School
  • Holmes MS
  • John Lewis HS
  • Key MS
  • Lorton Station ES
  • Lynbrook ES
  • Poe MS
  • Saratoga ES
  • Weyanoke ES

* Because site-based substitutes are expected to work every day, VRS retirees will need to consider the effect of accepting daily employment on their current and future retirement benefits. Retirees may call VRS toll-free at 1-888-827-3847 and/or the Social Security Administration for information on how earnings during retirement affect their eligibility for Social Security Benefits. Call toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration website


Substitute Information Sessions

We hold weekly virtual information sessions during the school year for external candidates looking to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or a substitute instructional assistant.

  • The virtual sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the session on the Monday before.


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Employees, Applicants, and Retirees

Submit questions or concerns, as well as upload forms and other documents through the FCPS StaffConnect portal. Human Resources representatives are also available for assistance Monday – Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by calling 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.