Substitute Teacher & Nurse Hiring Information

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Baltimore County Public Schools has partnered with  Kelly Education to coordinate and manage all aspects of the substitute program for teachers and nurses.
The FAQ for Substitute Teachers is a great resource for all new and returning BCPS substitute teachers & nurses.
Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? Please visit Kelly Education’s Baltimore County Public Schools site at

What does this mean for substitute teachers and nurses that were active during school year 2021-2022? 

    • You will still be able to substitute for the district –  your position is NOT being eliminated but you will need to complete the Kelly Education process prior to October 1, 2022.
    • After October 1, 2022, active substitutes with Baltimore County Public Schools that have not transitioned to Kelly Services will need to complete the full hiring process with Kelly Services, including fingerprinting, to return as a substitute.  
    • Through this partnership, all substitute teachers and nurses will be hired through Kelly Education. 
    • The district will continue to use the SmartFindExpress (SFE) automated system to facilitate substitute placement. 
    • The district will continue to set the pay rate for substitute employees. 
    • If you are already a Kelly Education substitute employee, you will not need to go through the hiring process.  Contact your local office to let them know that you would like to continue working for Baltimore County Public Schools.

    Current substitute teachers and nurses and interested applicants are encouraged to contact Kelly Education directly about any concerns or questions that you may have during this transition period. A Kelly representative can be reached at 443-992-4210 or emailed at [email protected].


    For additional information, please visit Kelly Education’s Baltimore County Public Schools site at 


    The SmartFindExpress (SFE) Help Desk has moved to Kelly Education to support our substitute teachers & nurses!

    • Live Support is available Monday - Friday from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm.
    • Please call 443-992-4210, option # 2.
    • A Help Guide is available here for SFE use