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New $225 substitute teacher rate at select sites and on Fridays now in effect through the end of the school year

(12/02/2022) The Anoka-Hennepin School Board approved increased pay for substitute teachers, including a $225 daily rate, as a strategy to maintain high quality education in classrooms across the district.

A new $225 substitute teacher daily rate is now in effect for 10 schools across the district and at all sites on Fridays through the end of the school year. Substitute teachers help provide stability for students and serve an important role in maintaining educational services. 

Schools included for the special rate include: 

  • Adams Elementary
  • Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School
  • Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School
  • Bridges and Pathways programs
  • Coon Rapids Middle School
  • Evergreen Park Elementary
  • Hamilton Elementary
  • Mississippi Elementary
  • Northdale Middle School
  • River Trail Learning Center at L.O. Jacob. 

Serving as a substitute teacher is a great way to gain valuable experience in education while assisting in meeting a community priority by helping children learn and develop. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree is eligible to become a substitute teacher. Contact Debbie Richter in the Anoka-Hennepin Employee Services department at 763-506-1100 or to learn details and the process to apply.   

Anoka-Hennepin is taking action to recruit and retain employees during a time when workforce issues are impacting service delivery in multiple areas of the economy. The district increased substitute teacher pay last year to $180 to remain competitive in the metro region and then added a $195 rate this year for retired Anoka-Hennepin teachers with an additional $500 incentive pay for those who work at least 50 times in the first or second half of the school year. 

The district maintains an online portal with all positions available. Visit or call 763-506-JOBS for more information and to apply.