Substitute Teaching

Substitute teachers must be at least 21 years of age, or have completed a minimum of fifteen quarter hours, or nine semester hours of college credit. Substitute teachers must have a minimum of either a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED). A college degree or college credit and/or teacher certification is preferred.

All Substitute teachers must complete the Henry County Schools Substitute Teacher Workshop. The Griffin RESA Substitute Teacher Training is NOT ACCEPTED as a substitute for our workshop.   Due to the large number of applicants, only the most qualified applicants will receive an invitation to interview and potentially attend the workshop.

 Substitute teaching daily pay rates effective July 1, 2014

Elementary Level

$63.00 per day for a High School Diploma up to an Associate’s Degree. 

$68.00 per day for a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.


Middle and High School Level

$68.00 per day for a High School Diploma up to an Associate’s Degree

$73.00 per day for a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.


Long Term Substitute Teachers who hold a valid Georgia Teaching Certificate

Substitutes must hold a valid Georgia teaching certificate and be in the same classroom for at least 10 consecutive days.

$87.00 per day for Elementary

$92.00 per day for the Middle and High School level.


Long term substitutes that do not hold a valid Georgia Teaching Certificate will be paid their normal daily rate.


School hours for the 2013-2014 school year have changed and are as follows:

Elementary – 7:20am – 2:30pm

Middle – 8:55am – 4:05pm

High – 8:15am – 3:25pm


The SubFinder help desk is open from 5:00am – 2:00pm Monday through Friday.

You may also email questions to

Help desk – 678-432-4434

SubFinder hotline – 877-348-1493

PIN numbers for the SubFinder system are your five digit employee number, plus the last four digits of your Social to make a nine digit number. Your username to access SubFinder online is your last name only. PIN number is the same for the phone or the internet.

The web address to access SubFinder is

Current substitute teachers may add or delete schools from their profile as needed by completing a new profile sheet. Please fax the sheet to Sandy Dewey, SubFinder Operator at 770-954-9202.