It pays to be a substitute in Metro Schools

SubstituteGraphic_v2 Effective Friday, March 31, all substitute teachers in Metro Schools received a pay increase. This pay increase makes our substitute teacher workforce the highest paid in our region.

“We recognize that our substitute employees play an integral part in educating the students of MNPS," said Amber Tyus, director of temporary placement for Metro Schools. "They work to maintain excellence in the classrooms, offices, and schools and we want to recognize those efforts."

As we continue to deliver on the words of our mission: 'a great public education to every student, every day,' it's important that we recognize the impact of our substitute employees. Our substitute teachers are vital part of our organization that work everyday across the district to ensure all students receive a great education - even when their teacher is out of the classroom.

"Thankfully, we are under leadership who understands that a part of recruiting and retaining quality educators includes making pay adjustments that will keep us competitive, especially in our growing city," added Tyus. "We are excited not only about what is on the horizon for our substitute employees, but what is it come for our district as a whole.”

To learn more about becoming a substitute in Metro Schools, visit