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Ridgewood Public Schools Substitute Process

Welcome to Ridgewood Public Schools.  We look forward to having you on our team as a substitute.  To expedite the process please follow the steps below. All required documents are contained within the links.

New Applicants:  Complete Steps 1, 2 and 3

(If you already have a current substitute certificate or a New 
Jersey Teaching Certificate, skip to Step 3)

Renewal Applicants:  If your license has expired, you currently work for the district and you would like to renew it, complete Steps 1 and Step 2


STEP 1:  
Obtain Substitute Teacher/Nurse Certificate - Click Here to complete the Application, Oath of Allegiance and pay the $125 fee by credit card.  

STEP 2:  Once you have completed Step 1, please do the following:
Send your certification request email to dgathright@ridgewood.k12.nj.us.  It should contain your Name and Tracking Number.  Request an official and original College Transcript (minimum of 60 credits) in a sealed envelope.   Mail it to Donna Gathright.
Complete the Criminal History Review - Click Here and email the receipt to dgathright@ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

STEP 3:  
Complete All Required Ridgewood Substitute Documents - Click Here
(Once you have completed these documents, please mail them to Donna Gathright at the address below)

mail:  Ridgewood Board of Education, Attn:  Donna Gathright, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ  07450
email: dgathright@ridgewood.k12.nj.us

phone: 201-670-2700 ext. 10542