Lake Ridge Schools Substitute Teaching

Lake Ridge employs qualified substitute teachers. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please come to the Education Center, located at 6111 W. Ridge Road, Gary, IN 46408 and plan to complete our district application process.

What you need to know....

Each Applicant must be age 21 or older. Younger high school graduates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 Each applicant must provide a completed application for substitute teaching to the Lake Ridge Schools Business Office. These applications can be picked up anytime Monday - Friday 7:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

 Each applicant must attend the Lake Ridge Schools Substitute Teacher Training. This training is offered twice a year. Failure to attend this training will disqualify you from employment.

Each applicant must hold a valid Indiana Substitute Teacher's Permit. We will help  you complete the necessary paperwork for this requirement during training. You will be required to bring a $15.00money order or cashier's check made payable to the State of Indiana. The Business Office will then submit the application for your Substitute Permit.

Each applicant must submit to a background check. The fee for this background check is $29.00 and MUST be paid before the background check will be completed. All employment is contingent to a clean background check. The background check can be taken care of during Substitute Training.

Each applicant must have a valid drivers license or other acceptable form of identification.   

Each applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED. Undergraduate degrees will be given preference.

References should be available to attest to the applicant's educational experiences in working with children.

Substitute teachers are paid $60/$65 per day.

If you have further questions please contact (219) 838-1819