If you’re interested in a flexible position with an opportunity to work with kids, consider applying for a substitute position. We pride ourselves on our positive, welcoming workplace environment and would love you to join our team! Working as a substitute offers optimal hours for parents, grandparents, college students or anyone interested in a job with flexibility. There are a wide variety of opportunities and we offer competitive pay for all positions.

Open Positions

We are looking for substitute support for: certificated teachers, paraeducators, food service workers, bus drivers, maintenance staff and student monitors.

Minimum requirements:

  • Certificated Teacher: Bachelor’s Degree, Teaching Certificate
  • Paraeducator: AA Degree or Paraeducator Certification
  • Food Service Worker: Food Handlers Permit
  • Bus Driver: Class B CDL
  • Maintenance Team: No certifications are required
  • Student Monitor: No certifications are required

How to Apply

Contact Kaitlyn Michaelson at 360-318-2166. Application forms are available at the District Office at 214 W. Laurel Road, Bellingham, WA or you can download and print the forms below.

Hired substitutes must have satisfactory results of a Washington State Patrol/FBI fingerprint background check. As of October 2021, WA State Proclamation 21-14.1 requires all employees working for public and private K–12 schools to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain a religious or medical exemption.

Substitute Forms

Emergency Substitute Teacher

If you are interested in education and would consider subbing as a classroom teacher, but do not have a teaching certificate, you can apply to be an emergency substitute teacher. Interested candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, experience working with children and a willingness to work on an on-call basis. Please contact Julie Dodd in Human Resources to learn more, jdodd@meridian.wednet.edu or 360-318-2152.

Kaitlyn Michaelson
Sub Coordinator