What Are California’s Substitute Teacher Requirements?
As schools are staffing for the 2019-2020 school year, it is once again necessary to examine the mismatch between supply and demand. School districts in California and across the country are forced to deal with an inadequate supply of fully credentialed and willing candidates for classroom teaching positions. This also has unfortunate consequences for theRead More
How to Deal With Teacher Absence Due To Stress
Teaching has become one of the most stressful occupations. With pressures like high-stakes testing, school security concerns, and teacher shortages, nearly half of teachers surveyed recently by Gallup noted experiencing “high stress” daily. This ties teaching with nursing as the highest stress jobs. By some estimates, nearly 50% of teachers leave the profession within theRead More
Congratulations to Our June Employees of the Month!
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 June 2019! Marva Wilkins, CA Joining ESS in January 2019, Marva has worked 91 assignments for the San Lorenzo School District. She proves to be an extremelyRead More
Should You Write a Teacher Absence Letter to Parents?
Every year, schools deal with teacher absences and the resulting ramifications for their students. But what happens when a teacher’s absence is extended due to maternity/paternity or family medical leave? Are special preparations required on the part of school administration? Paving the way for a long-term substitute is a proactive plan for success. Parental concernsRead More
6 Tips for Managing Substitute Teacher Scheduling
National statistics reveal that the average teacher is absent 11 days every 186-day school year. Some of these absences are predictable (such as professional development opportunities or school field trips) and some are not (such as an illness or family emergency). School districts across the country need to cover these absences while maintaining instructional continuity.Read More
Work 5+ Days in July for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in July, 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
Should You Use a K-12 Education Headhunter?
Districts across the country are staffing for the coming school year. But with teacher shortages plaguing school districts in many locations, efforts to recruit enough qualified candidates for open classroom and substitute teacher positions threaten to strain district resources and challenge HR personnel. Since teacher shortages are becoming the new normal in many states, schoolRead More
What Special Education Substitute Teachers Do: Reasons to Hire A Well-Trained Substitute
Teaching special education classes requires exceptional dedication and the desire to understand and support students with special needs. Teachers typically have strong observational skills and the ability to adapt. They must be flexible, detail-oriented, and capable of multitasking. But these dedicated teachers will occasionally need a day off. When special education teachers are absent, aRead More
Congratulations to Our June 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 Named Among Forbes Best Large Employers for Third Consecutive Year
We are humbled and honored to share the exciting news that Forbes has named ESS one of America’s Best Large Employers of 2019! This marks our 3rd consecutive year of earning a spot on this prestigious list – an achievement that would not be possible without the diligent and passionate support of our incredible staffRead More