Substituting at AAS

AAS is looking for dedicated substitute teachers, teaching assistants, and office staff to fulfill the daily duties and responsibilities of an absent staff member. Substitutes can be either long-term or short-term. Long-term is defined as an assignment which lasts ten consecutive days or longer.


Substitute teachers are expected to follow instructions left by the absent classroom teacher, while substitute teaching assistants and office staff work alongside a teacher or other office employees who provide instruction and guidance to complete the necessary tasks. 

Substitutes are not employees. An AAS identification badge, if issued, is AAS property and may be revoked at any time without explanation. Substitutes may decide to remove their names from the authorized substitute list at any time without prior notice. Likewise, AAS may remove a substitute from the list at-will, without prior notice or explanation. 

AAS only accepts applications online.

For more information or technical assistance with your application, please contact our Substitute Coordinator

Qualifications and Experience

All applicants should have completed an undergraduate college degree program (bachelor’s degree). In addition, we prefer that substitute teachers and teaching assistants have some experience teaching in a K-12 school environment. Certification is preferred, but not required. Fluent English is required.

Substitute Selection

Once we receive an application, the human resources division reviews the application to ensure the basic qualifications are met. We also conduct reference checks and verify the applicant’s employment history.

Applicants are then interviewed by at least one principal and by the human resources director or the substitute coordinator. Approved candidates are then placed on our substitute call list after participating in training and orientation sessions.

Teachers and principals have the option to request a substitute of their preference when planning for a staff member’s absence. Other factors that may affect how frequently a substitute is called to work include:

  • The number and type (subject area/grade level) of staff member absences
  • The time/availability/prior notification preferences that a substitute has stated (substitutes are able to specify how many days’ or hours’ of advance notice they require; days or weeks of availability or non-availability, etc)
  • The location of the substitute’s residence.   Substitutes who live nearby the school are likely to be called more often, due to the short travel time required to get to AAS.

Application Process

  • Submit an online application.
  • Attach the following documents to your online application (or send via email or provide in person):
    • Passport
    • Visa (if applicable) 
    • Registration
    • Diplomas and certificates
    • Anketa (required only for Russian applicants).
  • After you have completed the online application, gathered the necessary documents, and completed any forms that may be required, please attach them to your online application or email them to

For more information, please contact the AAS Substitute Coordinator, Anastasia Isaeva, at

*Please make sure to submit your resume in English.

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