Substitute Opportunities

  • Substitute teachers are an integral part of our success at West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS). Whether you are working in a school for a day, week, month, or entire school year, how you connect with students matters.

    We are currently seeking individuals who are interested in working with students and being part of an organization dedicated to educating lifelong learners. Each employee working for WDMCS plays a role in supporting the characteristics of our Portrait of a Graduate. We want our graduates to possess the skills and integrity to communicate, collaborate, and solve problems as confident citizens, embracing our diverse and changing world.

    Are you ready to help build Portrait of a Graduate characteristics in our students? If so, apply today to be a substitute for WDMCS.

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Substitute Benefits

  • Substitute Teacher Requirements

    • Current Iowa License (teaching, substitute, or substitute authorization license )
    • Mandatory Reporters of Child and Dependent Adult Certificates (After initial training, refresher course required every three years).  Taken through the Department of Human Services or Heartland AEA.
    • Right to Know Certificate (Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace).  Taken through Heartland AEA, no charge with our district password.
    • Copy of official transcript
Last Modified on August 1, 2023