Substitute Teacher Information

  • Due to Prop 206 requirements, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Smartschoolsplus. All interested substitute applicants will be employed and paid through Smartschoolsplus.  Interested applicants will apply online at:

    We value Deer Valley's substitute teachers who play a vital role in our students’ academic success and achievement. We utilize a significant amount of substitutes each year and expect adherence to the same high standards and expectations as our regular classroom teachers. Substitute teachers contribute a great deal to the children of our community.

    There is a daily need for high quality substitute teachers in Deer Valley.  An Automated Substitute Calling System and website are used to request substitutes and make the assignments. Substitutes are trained on the automated system prior to accepting their first job. Substitute teachers are paid $90.00 per day.

    For further information you may contact Kelly LancasterThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , DVUSD Substitute Coordinator at 623-445-5061.  Questions regarding obtaining a substitute certificate can be directed to the Arizona Department of Education at 602-542-4367.

    DVUSD is proud  of the required full-day orientation for all new substitutes.  The sessions are designed to provide information that will help substitutes deal with discipline issues, provide valuable learning experiences for the students and have an understanding of the expectations of Deer Valley Teachers. This orientation covers:

    • DVUSD Substitute Policies and Procedures
    • The Substitute Handbook
    • Automated Calling System
    • Classroom Management
    • Instructional Strategies