Substitute Teachers

Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching with Bloomfield Schools. Substitute teachers are a valuable component of our team. Subs work on an as needed basis which depends on available assignments. This allows you to have a flexible schedule and be part of a district that works toprovide a quality learning community focused on the unique needs and goals of our students.

The following are steps you must take to meet the licensing requirements of the New Mexico Public Education Department and Bloomfield School District's specifications. The minimum requirements to substitute teach are, be at least 18 years of age to work with K-8 and 21 years of age to work with grades 9-12.

Step 1

Complete an application online at Once an online application is completed, you must go see the Human Resources Department for a substitute teaching packet.

Step 2

Provide a current NM Substitute Teacher License of a valid NM Educator license. If you do not have a current NM Substitute license, we can assist you in the process of obtaining one. The fee is $35 and is made payable to NM Public Education Department.

Step 3

Provide a background check. Instructions will be given to you when you pick up your substitute teaching packet at Human Resources.

Step 4

Provide a copy of the following: high school diploma or GED Certificate, or unofficial transcript conferring Bachelors degree.

Step 5

When you background check is complete and your substitute teaching license process is started, you can begin classroom observations. HR will provide you with a classroom observation form and list of contacts for the schools in our district. Each school has specific times and minimum requirements of observing, therefore, please call and schedule a time to observe. All substitutes are required to observe in each school where they want to substitute teach.

Step 6

Complete two reference check forms by providing names and addresses of two persons who can provide an employment reference for becoming a substitute teacher. References must not be a relative.

Step 7

Payroll signup: Payroll signup will be done on Thursdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

When you have completed the above steps, provide all documents to Human Resources in the Administration Office. Should you have any questions, please call 505-632-4365 or come to the HR Office at the Administration Building. We are located at 325 N. Bergin Lane Bloomfield, NM 87413.

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