Substitute Teachers

New Substitute Teachers

Below you will find information on becoming a substitute teacher with Hickory Public Schools.  Please read Substitute Regulations & Requirements first, which includes information about substitute pay and necessary forms.  Next, complete an online application, then print, complete and return the forms (see links below under New Substitutesalong with a copy of your driver license and social security card, to the attention of Human Resources at Hickory Public Schools, 432 4th Ave SW, Hickory, NC 28602. 

Effective Teacher Training through App-Garden University

Current Substitute Teachers

Beginning September 28, 2015, Hickory Public Schools began using Absence Management (formerly known as Aesop) as our automated substitute management system.    Below you will find information on Absence Management (formerly Aesop) including training videos, a Quick Start Guide and other helpful resources.  You should have received an email or letter with your user name and password.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Christie Alley at alleych@hickoryschools.net or (828) 322-2855. 

Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching with Hickory Public Schools!

New Substitutes
Online Generic Substitute Application
Substitute Regulations & Requirements
Effective Teacher Training
Online Application
Substitute Home School Designation
Direct Deposit Form
Sub Reference Form (2)
I-9 Memo to Substitutes
I-9 Form
W-4
NC-4 EZ
(Both tax forms must be completed)
Background Authorization Form
NC New Hire Reporting Form
Health Exam Certificate
Employee Portal Instructions
ACA Information for Retirees
Retirement Reemployment Form ESRR*
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Current Substitutes
Basic Training: How to Use Absence Management (formerly Aesop)
How Absence Management (formerly Aesop) Works
Sample Phone Call

Advanced Training

Quick Start Guide for Absence Management (formerly Aesop) (pdf)
FAQ
Getting Started

2017-2018 Substitute Handbook

Employee Portal Instructions

Substitute Teacher Payroll Calendar

Absence Management (formerly Aesop) Log-in

Employee Payroll Portal Instructions