Work 5+ Days in June for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
We have some exciting news – we’ve decided to carry out our monthly raffle throughout the summer! If you work 5+ days in June, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. The more days you work, the more chances you gain to win one of these awesome prizes!Read More
Congratulations to Our May 2019 Raffle Winners!
Each month, we give away more than $1,000 worth of exciting prizes to some lucky employees who meet or exceed certain work frequency and performance qualifications. We want to reward our most dedicated people with an opportunity to win something big! We’re pleased to announce the winners of last month’s raffle:Read More
ESS Substitute Appreciation Week Celebrations
The week of May 6th – 10th marked one of our favorite weeks of the year – National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week! It was a fun-filled week of exciting giveaways, promotions, and special events as a small token of our appreciation for the incredible work our employees do every day of the year. Company-Wide GiftRead More
Congratulations to Our April Employees of the Month!
Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select two employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from April 2019!Read More
Checklist of Substitute Teacher Qualifications Every Administrator Should Look For
Every administrator has a list of qualities they hope their substitute teacher candidates will have. Some are legal requirements mandated by districts or states. Without these, your candidates will never make it to the next category of consideration, the non-negotiables. These critical characteristics are necessary for successful completion of the job description. Then there areRead More
Should I Ask My Substitute Teachers for Letters of Recommendation? Ensuring Quality Staff Acquisition
In order to ensure the best quality staffing possible, most employers require candidates to submit letters of recommendation. Along with professional credentials, educational attainment, and previous work experience, these letters help to provide a well-rounded view of a substitute teacher candidate. Many employers value a recommendation letter as a way to predict a prospective employee’sRead More
5 Substitute Teacher Interview Questions You Never Have to Ask Again
When preparing to interview for substitute teachers, human resources professionals must be organized in order to process numerous candidates with efficiency. While interviewing protocols and panels vary from district to district, interviews are typically conducted one-on-one by a member of the HR staff. And they always take a lot of time. When required on anRead More
Best Teaching Practices for Diverse Learners: How Substitutes Can Positively Impact Classroom Culture
In a classroom full of diverse learners, everyone needs attention, asks a multitude of questions, and requires different solutions. It can be disconcerting for the regular teacher, so imagine the plight of a substitute teacher, who enters a different classroom with unique learners each day. The challenges are even greater, but with a few basicRead More
2019 ESS Art Contest Finalists
We couldn’t be more excited about the tremendous response to our 2019 ESS Art Contest, themed “What would it be like to have class in outer space?” We received nearly 750 submissions from K-12 students throughout the country! Seven ESS judges scored each piece in the categories of artistic and technical skill, originality, adherence toRead More
How Providing Substitute Teacher Education Increases Job Performance
The most effective substitute teachers are masters of adaptation. Consider their job description: new assignments every day, new students, different content, and unique experiences. Ideally, they possess expert classroom management and crucial instructional skills. The best way to ensure your substitutes are equipped with all of the desired competencies and characteristics is to provide themRead More