Field Trip: Substitutes In the House

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System used to outsource their substitute teacher program. But in 2014, they decided to bring it back in house — no small thing for an office of just four people, in a district with 36,000 students. But… it’s a success.

  • A savings of over $300,000 in just the first year
  • A higher fill rate (99% the first year!)
  • Over 800 substitutes hired into permanent positions since the program began
  • Reclaimed instructional time
  • A culture that values and recognizes substitutes as an integral part of the team

Today, we’re speaking with Melissa Izatt, Director of Educator Quality, about the why and how behind bringing the substitute program back under their own roof.


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