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Guest Substitute Teacher Program

This program is for individuals who do not hold a PA Teaching certificate. If you hold a PA Teaching certificate, or are in the process of obtaining a teacher certificate, you should not apply for this program – contact the Hollidaysburg School District Human Resource Department.

The Hollidaysburg Area School District is interested in finding qualified personnel to serve as guest substitute teachers.  Substitutes are needed to replace regular classroom teachers during training sessions and/or leave time.


  • A bachelor's degree in any subject area from an accredited college/university in the U.S. 

  • Official sealed college transcripts
  • HASD Guest Teacher Application   (see Substitute > Guest Substitute Teacher) 
  • Acceptable PA State Criminal History ClearanceChild Abuse Clearance, and  FBI Fingerprint Clearance  (use Service Code 1KG6XN)
  • Acceptable completion of Act 168 Sexual Misconduct Disclosure forms -these forms are processed electronically and will be emailed to you upon hire
  • Successful completion of guest teacher training offered by the Hollidaysburg Area School District 
  • Physical/TB test will be required upon hire



Guest Sub Teacher training is held a few times during the year.  During HASD Guest Teacher Training, you will talk with teachers, learn techniques to deal with today's students, and review effective teaching topics. This is a one-day training offered free of charge by the Hollidaysburg Area School District.  You will be retroactively paid for this day after the Hollidaysburg School Board has approved you for inclusion on the Guest Substitute Teacher list.

The next schedule training will be held -TBD



Effective January 2, 2013, all substitutes will be required to attend a 3-hour Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training.  Training must be through an approved provider.  Information for free Child Abuse training is available online.


To begin the Guest Teacher application process, contact Mr. William Madden, Frankstown Elementary Principal.