Training Workshops

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will offer FREE substitute teacher training sessions.  NCSS will continue to accept candidates who complete training through Griffin Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), located in Griffin, Georgia. Those interested in attending the Griffin RESA training session must call 770-229-3247 to register and pay a $40.00 registration fee.

Candidates interested in substitute teaching in Newton County, who do not hold a Georgia teaching certificate or are not eligible for a Georgia teaching certificate, must attend either the NCSS OR Griffin RESA training session (only one is required). Upon successful completion of the training session, candidates will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate of completion is required for NCSS to add candidates to the substitute teacher roster.

NCSS 2023-2024 Substitute Teacher Training Dates:

  • July 24, 2023 **
  • August 21, 2023
  • September 25, 2023
  • October 16, 2023 **
  • November 13, 2023 **
  • December 4, 2023
  • January 22, 2024
  • February 26, 2024
  • March 25, 2024
  • April 15, 2024
All trainings will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Pm 
In-Person: 110 Emory Street, Oxford, GA 30054 -- Room 100
**Virtual: Zoom link will be sent prior to training date.  


Interested individuals must:
  • Complete an online application
  • Successfully complete ONE of the training sessions
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Complete 1/2 day classroom observation
  • Have a willingness and desire to work with all students

If you have a teaching certificate and are not under contract, contact the Human Resources Department to inquire about long-term substitute teaching vacancies and eligibility. You are NOT required to complete the substitute teacher training workshop.

For more information CONTACT:

Ms. Audrey Baptiste
HR Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Phone: 770-787-1330 ext. 1314
[email protected]

Ms. Cauleter Crowder
HR Specialist
Phone: 770-787-1330 ext. 1107
[email protected]