Thank you for your interest in the Deer Valley Unified School District! Providing quality Guest Teachers and
    Substitute Staff for our students is among our top priorities.

    Deer Valley Unified and smartschoolsplus, inc. have developed a community partnership to better serve the
    needs of our District. The District now contracts all certified substitute services through smartschoolsplus, inc.

    smartschoolsplus, inc. was founded in 2002 by educators and is family-owned and operated. They have served
    over 120 Districts and Charters throughout Arizona and known as Arizona’s Leader in Phased Retirement and
    Guest Teacher Services.

    Their Talent Management Program allows districts, such as Deer Valley, an efficient tool to utilize to assist
    during legislative mandates and tight budget constraints. They are well respected and trusted – matching the
    Guiding Principles of DVUSD.

    You may submit an application for substitute employment through www.smartschoolsplus.com When you have
    completed all application requirements, smartschoolsplus, inc. will notify the District of your interest. You may contact smartschoolsplus with any questions about the application process at 480-839-8747.


    You will be required to provide the following documentation during your application process as a certified

    • Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card issued by DPS Clearance Card Team 602-223-2279
    • Valid Arizona Teacher Certificate or Substitute Certificate issued from ADE 602-542-4367
    • Passport (if not available; Drivers License, Social Security Card or Birth Certificate)
    • Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization (if born
      after 1957) (if available)
    • Direct deposit routing and account number





    For Classified Substitute Applicants:

    • Complete the DVUSD application online:  Classified/Support/Technical/Class Subs for "classified" substitute positions.
    • Make sure you add the email address for yourreferences on your application.
    • PLEASE NOTE:  DVUSD must obtain references from the applicant's current employer and the two most recent previous employers; unless the applicant has had only one employer for the previous five years.
    • Notify Kelly Lancaster by email (kelly.lancaster@dvusd.org) when your application is completed.
    • Background check:  A background check must be completed prior to your orientation.
    • Fingerprint check:  In addition to the background check, a fingerprint check is conducted.  there will be a $22.00 charge to the employee.  This charge will be deducted from your first paycheck.
    • Current Passport, if not available, two forms of ID: Drivers License, Social Security Card or Birth Certificate will be required.
    • A voided check or letter from your bank to set up direct deposit.


    Come join our partnership and make a difference in the lives of
    Deer Valley’s students and community!