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All ESS employees who worked five Fridays between Friday, April 1st and Friday, May 13th had a chance to win a big bonus this year! ESS employees were able to choose whichever five Fridays they’d like to work, as long as they were within the program time frame. The time has come for us to announce the 10 winners of the Extra Pay Fridays program! Congratulations to our Extra Pay Friday Winners! Jamal James (NC)Elouise Fulmore (SC)Kelly Shaffer (PA)Milyann Jackson
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Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select four employees of the month. We're pleased to recognize our honorees from April 2022! Kelly KolanderLincoln County R-III School District, MO Kelly was nominated by Holly Hite, Principal at Lincoln Elementary, who wrote: "We would like to recognize Mrs. Kelly Kolander for all her amazing abilities. Kelly is always flexible and ready for anything we ask of her. She has wonderful classroom management skills
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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! If you work 5+ days in April, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. Daily, long-term, building-based, and virtual substitutes are all eligible, as well as permanent placements!  May Raffle Prizes YETI Tundra 65 Cooler (1)Ninja Foodi
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Today kicks off our favorite week of the year – it’s Employee Appreciation Week! We couldn’t fully celebrate this week without taking a moment to recognize and praise the unsung heroes in education, our substitute teachers and paraprofessionals! It’s no secret this year has presented its obstacles, and we can’t thank our employees enough for rising to the challenge and saving the day when regular teachers needed to be absent. As a small token of our gratitude, we’re raffling off
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Next week (May 2-6) is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we can’t wait to celebrate! We applaud the extraordinary educators who have worked tirelessly with students to keep things moving forward, despite such an unpredictable year. We cannot thank you enough for all that you do! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve found that many businesses and communities throughout the country are offering exciting promotions and discounts for teachers! Many of these deals are open to substitute teachers as well
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Who is better qualified to give education advice than someone who has taught every grade level from kindergarten through high school over the past 31 years? Michael Linsin founded his blog Smart Classroom Management in 2009. This incredible resource features more than 600 articles and videos that cover a variety of classroom management topics. Linsin's approach to classroom management is to hold students accountable while fostering a classroom that students love to be a part of. His strategies and techniques
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Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select four employees of the month. We're pleased to recognize our honorees from March 2022! Jane KonradKyrene School District, AZ Jane was nominated by Stephenie Biles, Administrative Support Specialist at Kyrene Middle School, who wrote: "Ms. Konrad is a shining light here at KMS. Ms. Konrad usually subs in our special needs positions, both teacher and instructional assistant. These positions can be very challenging. She
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After receiving over 1500 submissions throughout the country, we couldn't be more excited to announce the winners of the 2022 ESS Art Contest!  We asked K-12 students to create original artwork representing the theme: "What would it be like to go to a school made of candy?"  Seven ESS judges scored each submission based on artistic and technical skill, originality, adherence to theme and requirements, unique approach, and creativity of title. Five finalists were selected from each grade group (K-2,
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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! If you work 5+ days in April, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. Daily, long-term, building-based, and virtual substitutes are all eligible, as well as permanent placements!  April Raffle Prizes Apple Watch Series 7 (1)Apple AirPods
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We couldn't be more excited about the incredible response to our 2022 ESS Art Contest, themed "What would it be like to go to a school made of candy?" We received more than 1500 submissions from K-12 students throughout the country! Seven ESS judges scored each piece in the categories of artistic and technical skill, originality, adherence to theme and requirements, unique approach, and creativity of title. Based on the highest average scores, we’ve narrowed it down to the top five
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