Hiring practices Reading theses hiring stories are really amazing me. I've been teaching for twelve years. I was hired right out of college by the district. I I applied and interviewed with the district, and after signing my contract I went to a new teacher fair to interview with principals. Here you are hired by the district and then go into a hiring pool that allows you to apply at individual schools. Way back when if you did not get a school at a fair the district placed you. That's not the case now, but I don't know anyone that subs at a school with the hopes of being hired later. Many of our subs are retired teachers or are fresh out of college but have not found a job in their field, not licenced teachers without a position. Even if someone has an in, they would have to apply with the district before getting to the school level.