Substitute Teaching

General Information

Grain Valley Schools is now accepting applications for Substitute Teachers. Please submit your Substitute Application to

For questions call (816) 847-5006.

Application Instructions

Substitute teachers must have at least 60 hours of college credit and a valid substitute certificate issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires all substitutes to apply for their own substitute certificates through the the department's website:

Once you have completed your application through DESE's website, please complete the Grain Valley School District Substitute Application located on this website.

If you are selected to be added to our substitute pool, you will be required to attend an orientation program. Please note: You must have a valid substitute certificate (obtained by applying through the DESE website) prior to attending the orientation.

Substitute Teacher Application click here.

Upcoming Orientations 

The next scheduled substitute orientation will be held:

September 4, 2019 at 10:00 am
September 18. 2019 at 10:00 am
October 2, 2019 at 10:00 am
October 23, 2019 at 10:00 am
November 6, 2019 at 10:00 am
November 20, 2019 at 10:00 am
December 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

*Please note - To attend an upcoming orientation, you must have a valid Missouri substitute certificate (or teaching certificate) and an updated background clearance through DESE as well as completed the application process through the Grain Valley Schools web site.

All orientations will begin at 10:00 am at the Grain Valley Schools district administrative office located at 31606 NE Pink Hill Rd.

Automated Calling System

Grain Valley Schools uses Aesop as our automated calling system to substitute teaching job notification. Information on how to use the system is listed below.

Video Tutorial - Basic Training click here. Advanced Training click here.

Login Instructions click here.

Please update/verify telephone and email address information in the system.

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