The WOCSD is currently seeking substitute teachers

Post date: Oct 02, 2019 11:30:19 AM

During a Wells-Ogunquit CSD School Committee meeting in September, Superintendent Jim Daly expressed a need for more athletic coaches and substitute classroom teachers. Although the shortage of coaches has since been addressed for this semester, there remains an inordinate shortage of substitute teachers in all of the District’s three schools.

“Anyone that would be interested, I would encourage you to apply,” said Superintendent Daly who pointed out that the pay rate for substitutes is very competitive with other area school districts. “I just want to make people aware that there are positions open. Anybody interested, stop in. We’d be more than happy to help you with the process.”

At the start of the day, substitutes are greeted by an administrative assistant who will address questions and concerns. In the classroom, a substitute should find easy-to-follow lesson plans drawn up in advance by the regular teacher who is absent. At Wells High School and Wells Junior High School a substitute teacher arrives for work at 7:20 a.m. and is finished for the day at 2:00 p.m. At Wells Elementary School a substitute teacher begins work at 8 a.m. and is done at three in the afternoon.

“The elementary building is home to a great group of kindergarten through fourth-grade students,” commented WES Principal April Noble. “…classroom and neighboring teachers and ed tech's are readily available for questions and support. Our substitute teachers provide an essential role in educating the young minds of our community.”

Marilyn Zotos teaches Social Studies and ELA (English and Language Arts) classes at Wells Junior High School. “It is vital that our district have a cadre of substitute teachers that can be called in when needed,” commented Zotos. “It is rare for most teachers to be out except for illness, but when we are sick, it is vital we have substitute teachers who can step in…”

For more an application to substitute teach in the WOCSD please visit the office of the Superintendent in Wells located at 1460 Post Road. An application may also be found online at For further information, please call 646-8331 during regular office hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WJHS teacher Marilyn Zotos in front of some of her current fifth grade ELA students