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Become a Substitute

We are pleased that you have chosen to share your time, experience and talents as a substitute employee in our school district! Each year, approximately 500 classified and certified substitutes assist us in serving our students. This work is crucial in helping each and every child in our district attain the academic and life skills necessary to succeed in a diverse world. Whether you are a regular substitute or come in only occasionally, we in North Thurston consider each employee an essential part of our collaborative learning environment.

Step 1: Apply for a substitute position. See current openings and complete the application. If you need help, please call Substitute Services at 360-412-4490.

Step 2: After you receive notification from NTPS that your application has been accepted, schedule a fingerprinting appointment at ESD 113. See instructions.

Step 3: Once you have a confirmed fingerprinting appointment, please contact Keri Dixon (

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