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Substitute Office

Human Resources Department (HR) Renee Heusser, Executive Director 1010 E. Tenth St., Tucson, AZ 85719 520-225-6035 Email HR

Substitute Office Melissa Dunn
HR Analyst
Doralina Martinez
HR Associate
L. Monique Brito
HR Assistant
520-225-6014 Email Substitute Office


  • Remote Instruction Assignments Available
    TUSD is happy to present Tucson Unified Virtual Academy (TUVA) - a fully remote learning option for students K-12. Assignments at this location will all be remote instruction (see Tips and Tricks for Teaching on Zoom (PDF) handout under Welcome...  > Documents).
  • Training Coming Soon
    We have entered an exciting new partnership with STEDI to offer practical skills training to our Subs.
    More details to come 

    Interested? Please email Sub Office to get started!

  • Updated Hard-to-Fill Schools List
    Please see Hard-to-Fill Schools for details.

    Posted: 8/5/2021

  • Increases to Daily Rates of Pay
    Please see Substitute Daily Base Rate for details.
    For 2021-2022 School Year

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Welcome TUSD Subs!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! All TUSD schools are welcoming back students to campus.

Please stay tune throughout the year for important information or updates sent via email.

If you have any questions, please email your Sub Office Team



Optional Training

  • Synergy Basics Part 1: Logging in and Navigating Synergy SIS (TNL Course # 13760)
  • Introduction to Online Learning Training (Self-Paced) 2021 SY (TNL Course #15183)
  • TUSD Student Code of Conduct 2020-2021 SY (TNL Course # 15394)
  • Restorative Practices Series (TNL Courses #15193, #15208, and #15209)
  • Clever Self-Paced Course (TNL Course #15199)


Substitute Daily Base Rate

Daily Rate

  • Regular - $107.00/day
  • Hard-to-Fill School- $135.00/day

Long-Term Rate (from Day 1)

  • Regular - $140.00/day
  • Hard-to-Fill School- $150.00/day

SPED Certified

  • Full Day - $165.00/day

Hard-to-Fill Schools

Effective 2021-2022 School Year

Elementary/K-8 Schools

  • C.E. Rose K-8
  • Hollinger K-8
  • Howell ES
  • Lawrence 3-8
  • Miller ES
  • Morgan Maxwell K-8

Middle Schools

  • Dodge MS
  • Gridley MS
  • Magee MS
  • Secrist MS
  • Vail MS
  • Valencia MS

High/Alternative Schools

  • Cholla HS
  • Palo Verde HS
  • Project MORE
  • Rincon HS
  • TAPP

Prop 206 Sick Time

Substitutes can request a sick day by emailing the Sub Office at Please write "Sick Day Request" in the subject line of the email. All requests should be submitted within the same pay period of the requested sick day and must be submitted in increments of either half (4 hours) or full (8 hours) days to match how substitutes are paid.

The Substitute Office will verify you did not work that day and forward the request to the Payroll department for further processing.

If a sick leave request is submitted and there is not enough leave in the bank to cover the request, the employee will only be paid the amount that is in their sick leave bank. We encourage everyone to check their sick leave balance by logging into the employee self-service portal.

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Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning Governing Board, District employees, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

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