Delaware Center for Teacher Education

Substitute Teaching in Delaware

Undergraduate and graduate students in our teacher preparation programs can become substitute teachers in Delaware schools and gain classroom experience while serving the local community.

This page provides easy access to each district and charter school’s substitute teaching application process, as well as a curated list of resources for first-time substitute teachers.

New Castle County

Academia Antonia Alonso

Contact the Executive Director by email if you are interested in substitute teaching here.


Contact Information

4403 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE  19805

302-351-8200

Mercedes Alonso, Executive Director
mercedes.alonso@academia.k12.de.us

Appoquinimink School District

Appoquinimink School District uses Frontline Education for all job applications. You can search for substitute positions on that site.


Contact Information

118 S. 6th Street, Odessa, DE  19730

302-376-4128

Dominic Banks, Supervisor, Recruitment, Retention
dominic.banks@appo.k12.de.us

Brandywine School District

General information on becoming a substitute teacher can be found on their website, Work for BSD! / Substitute Teachers/Paraeducators.

  • You can join an information session to learn more about substituting.
  • You can send your resume directly to Kelly Services by email.
  • You can create an account and submit an application through MyKellyJobs.com.  

If you would like to apply, it would be best to contact the recruiter at Kelly Education directly:

Darlisa Farlow
800-991-5157 (general recruiting number)
800-899-1344 (direct line)


Contact Information

1311 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, DE  19809

302-793-5000

Hekima Wicker, Administrator of Human Resources
hekima.wicker@bsd.k12.de.us

Charter School of New Castle

Charter School of New Castle uses Frontline Education for all job applications. You can search for temporary teacher openings on that site.


Contact Information

170 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720

302-324-8901

Charter School of Wilmington

There is a page on their website that has current openings.

More information about substituting at CSW can be found on 1BrowseFile.aspx (applitrack.com). There is a link at the bottom of the page to take those interested in applying to Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

100 North DuPont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807

302-651-2727

Christina School District

Christina School District uses ESS for non-long-term substitutes. You will see links for both substitute teachers and substitute educational paraprofessionals. Both jobs list responsibilities and qualifications as well as a link to start your application.


Contact Information

600 N. Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE  19801

302-552-2600

Ledonnis Hernandez, Supervisor, Human Resources
ledonnis.hernandez@christina.k12.de.us

Colonial School District

General information for substitutes.

Colonial SD uses Kelly Education to supply their substitutes. You can call 800-991-5157, option 2. You can also send your resume to darf283@kellyservices.com.


Contact Information

318 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720

302-323-2700

Delaware Military Academy

Contact Debra Certesio for more information on employment opportunities.


Contact Information

112 Middleboro Road, Wilmington, DE  19804

302-998-0745

Debra Certesio, Dean of Cadets
debra.certesio@dma.k12.de.us

East Side Charter School

All job openings can be found on the general job listings page.


Contact Information

3000 N. Claymont Street, Wilmington, DE  19802

302-762-5834

Maureen Thomas, Director of Human Resources
Maureen.Thomas@va.k12.de.us

Freire Charter School

An application for all their support roles, including substitute teachers, can be found on their websiteClicking on the link will bring you to the Freire Schools Careers Portal. From there, you can search by location and degree type to find all substitute openings.


Contact Information

201 W. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

302-521-0432


First State Montessori Academy

Experience with Montessori or Responsive Classroom is helpful but not required.  

Resumes can be sent to fsma.charter@gmail.com. You can also contact Liz Madden to get on their substitute list. 

More job information can be found on their website.


Contact Information

1000 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE  19801

302-576-1500


Gateway Lab School

Current open positions can be found here. The substitute teacher job description can be found here.

There is an application available. Enter “substitute teacher” on the first line for Position Applied For.

Once completed, send the application, cover letter and resume to Pam Draper.

You can also place an application at Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

2501 Centerville Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808

302-633-4091


Great Oaks Charter School

Current openings can be found here.

This page contains information about the substitute teacher position as well as an application you can fill out at the bottom of the page.

  • Fill out each space in the form
  • Upload your resume/cvc and your cover letter

Contact Kendra Giardiniere if you have any questions.


Contact Information

1200 N. French Street, 8th and 9th Floors, Wilmington, DE 19801

302-660-4790


Kuumba Academy Charter School

You can email your information to employment@kacsde.org.

Include a note of interest in the email and attach your resume.


Contact Information

1200 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

302-660-4750


Las Americas ASPIRA Academy

All applications must be submitted through Frontline. Submit cover letter, resume, teaching certificate. Include any applicable documents requested.


Contact Information

K-8 Campus

326 Ruthar Drive, Newark, DE  19711

302-292-1291

9-12 Campus

750 Otts Chapel Road, Newark, DE  19713

302-737-2300


MOT Charter School

Current openings can be found on Frontline/Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

1275 Cedar Lane Rd, Middletown, DE

Grades K-8: 302-376-5125
Grades 9-12: 302-696-2001

New Castle County Vo-Tech School District

NCCVT uses Frontline/Join Delaware Schools. Current openings can be found on Join Delaware Schools Consortium – Frontline Recruitment.

Contact Denise Montgomery.


Contact Information

1417 Newport Road, Wilmington, DE  19804 

302-995-8000

Newark Charter School

View position openings and details at Join Delaware Schools website.


Contact Information

200 McIntire Drive, Newark, DE  19711

302-369-2001

Odyssey Charter School

Hiring information can be found on Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

Barley Mill Plaza, 4319 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19805

302-516-8000

Red Clay School District

Substitute applications can be found at ESS.


Contact Information

1502 Spruce Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805

302-552-3700

Thomas Edison Charter School

Information about all their positions can be found out by sending an email of interest to info@tecs.k12.de.us.

In addition to substitute positions, there are opportunities at their after-school and Saturday programs, as well as summer camps.


Contact Information

220 N. Locust Street, Wilmington, DE  19802

302-778-1101

Kent County

Academy of Dover Charter School

No specific information is available, but you can contact them through their website to inquire about substitute positions.


Contact Information

104 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE  19904

302-674-0684

Caesar Rodney School District

Caesar Rodney uses Kelly Services.


Contact Information

7 Front Street, Wyoming, DE  19934

302-698-4800

Campus Community School

Applications can be submitted on Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

350 Pear Street, Dover, DE 19904

302-736-0403

Capital School District

This district is currently hiring. Information can be found on their website.


Contact Information

198 Commerce Way, Dover, DE 19904

302-672-1500

Human Resources Office:
302-857-4215

Early College High School at Delaware State University

Early College High School uses Join Delaware Schools for all openings.


Contact Information

1570 N. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901

302-678-3247

First State Military Academy

First State Military Academy uses Join Delaware Schools for their applications.


Contact Information

355 W. Duck Creek Road, Clayton, DE 19938

302-223-2150

Lake Forest School District

General information about open positions can be found here.

LFSD uses Kelly Educational Staffing. For more information call 302-674-8087.


Contact Information

5423 Killens Pond Road, Felton, DE  19943

302-284-3020

Milford School District

Fill out the Substitute Application here. 

Additional information can be found on their Human Resources webpage.


Contact Information

906 Lakeview Ave, Milford, DE  19963

302-422-1600

Polytech High School

Polytech HS uses Frontline Education.


Contact Information

923 Walnut Shade Rd, Woodside, DE  19980

302-697-3255

Positive Outcomes Charter School

Openings and information can be found at Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

33379 S. Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE  19934

302-697-8805

Providence Creek Academy

All employment information is located at Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

273 W Duck Creek Road, Clayton, DE  19938

302-653-6276

Smyrna School District

Application can be found on Applitrack.


Contact Information

82 Monrovia Ave, Smyrna, DE  19977

302-653-8585

Sussex County

Cape Henlopen School District

Prospective candidates who are interested in substitute teaching should apply through their online application system.

When the application file is complete, including a satisfactory criminal background check, a negative TB test, DE Child Protection Registry check, health certificate, transcript(s), and three references, you will be notified by email with login information.


Contact Information

1270 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958

302-645-6686

Delmar School District

This website contains a list of active vacancies. The list includes both permanent and substitute positions. Interested applicants can find more information and apply here.


Contact Information

200 N. 8th Street, Delmar, DE  19940

302-846-9544

Brittney Boothman, Human Resources Secretary
Extension 111

Indian River School District

Indian River uses Join Delaware Schools for their applications.


Contact Information

31 Hosier Street, Selbyville, DE  19975

302-436-1000

Celeste Bunting, Director of Personnel
celeste.bunting@irsd.k12.de.us

Laurel School District

All openings can be found on Join Delaware Schools.

If you have a question, you can contact the Personnel Secretary, Judy Evans at 302-875-6108.


Contact Information

1160 S. Central Avenue, Laurel, DE  19956

302-875-6100


Milford School District

Fill out the Substitute Application here. 

Additional information can be found on their Human Resources webpage.


Contact Information

906 Lakeview Ave, Milford, DE  19963

302-422-1600

Seaford School District

Application can be found on Applitrack.


Contact Information

390 North Market Street, Seaford, DE  19973

302-629-4587

Sussex Academy

Current job openings can be found on Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

21150 Airport Road, Georgetown, DE  19947

302-856-3636

Sussex Montessori School

Email for information to apply at info@sussexms.k12.de.us.


Contact Information

24960 Dairy Lane, Seaford, DE  19973

302-404-5367

Sussex Technical High School

Information on job openings can be found at Join Delaware Schools.

  • Must be at least 21 years old and out of high school at least 4 years
  • Preferred experience teaching or working with high school students
  • Preferred knowledge and/or experience in vocational/technical education

Contact Information

17099 County Seat Hwy, Georgetown, DE 19947

302-856-0961

Woodbridge School District

Employment information posted on Join Delaware Schools.


Contact Information

16359 Sussex Hwy, Bridgeville, DE  19933

302-337-7990

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200 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716

302-831-2334