Substitute teacher, aide training set


By Melanie Speicher - mspeicher@aimmedianetwork.com



SIDNEY — Sidney City Schools is looking for substitute teachers and aides.

A training program will be held Feb. 13 or Feb. 23. The Feb. 13 training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Upper Scioto Valley Schools. The Feb. 23 training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Sidney Board of Education building.

“We started this training last summer,” said Brooke Gessler, Sidney City Schools director of curriculum. She updated the Sidney City Schools Board of Education about the program

To become a substitute teacher, said Gessler, the person must have a bachelor’s degree in any major. Each candidate will be screened before being approved as a substitute.

Training for substitute aides will also be held at the same time. To become an aide, the person must have a high school diploma.

“We had 12 people attend the training last summer,” said Gessler. “We had eight that we retained for our system. Some of them have gone on to full time employment. Being a guest teacher is not thee long term goal.”

During the training, the candidates will submit employment applications and fingerprinting. They will learn teaching strategies, team building, collaboration techniques and receive answers to common questions and scenarios.

Once trained, substitute teachers can chose which days they want to work; make up to $100 a day; and support local schools and students.

To sign up, complete the online registration form at https://surveymonkey.com/r/WinterSubTraining or contact Jana Barhorst at 937-498-1354 or jbarhorst@mresc.org or Lisa Beigel at 937-497-2200 or lisa.beigel@sidneycityschools.org.

The training is being sponsored by Upper Scioto Valley Schools, Sidney City schools and Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.

By Melanie Speicher

mspeicher@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4822; follow her on Twitter @MelSpeicherSDN. Follow the SDN on Facebook, www.facebook.com/SidneyDailyNews.

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