At a Glance
In order to help substitute teachers perform their job duties, Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center administrators created a substitute teachers’ handbook.
The handbook provides substitute teachers with information about school policies and procedures and their role and responsibility. It is updated annually.
Origin / Implementation
Administrators decided that a comprehensive handbook could help substitute teachers perform their job effectively and fulfill their responsibilities; much like the existing teacher handbook assists classroom teachers by providing them with access to key resources and school information. The administrators view the availability of the handbook as a way to create an inclusive environment for substitute teachers and to demonstrate to them that they are valued by the school community. The first handbook was issued in 2012.
Results / Impact
The administration reports that substitute teachers perceive they are valued and contributing members of the school and part of the professional community of educators.
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center
Jeff Geesey, Assistant Director