Human Resources

Substitute Teachers

Current Substitute Teachers


Register now for the March 13th Substitute Teacher Spring Conference

LPS substitute teachers are invited to attend the spring substitute teacher conference to be held on March 13, 2017 at The Career Academy (8800 O St). The conference will be from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will include breakout sessions on Curriculum topics, SmartFind, Second Step program and Media Center subbing.

The conference is limited to 150 and registration will be done via the Staff Development website.

  • Select the “View by Category” icon, type Sub in the Optional Keyword box and click go or select the "View by Month" icon at the top and enter Mar 2017.
  • Scroll down under Staff Development Workshops to find the conference.
  • After a couple more clicks you will be taken to the sign in page. The User ID and Password for this site is not automatically tied to your other LPS user names and passwords. It is whatever information you entered when you first created your account (if you have one). If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.
  • If you have previously registered for sessions, Staff Development does not want you to create another account. Click on “Email My ID” at the bottom of the page if you do not remember your ID or password.

There will be no Professional Growth Points or Salary Advancement Credits awarded for the conference.

New substitute solution adds features for teachers

A new substitute employee platform brought back memories of how finding a substitute used to happen. This summer, about 250 substitute teachers gathered at Lincoln East High School for the annual conference and training sessions on various topics. Click on this link to read the rest of the story.

2016 Winter Conference

Effective Mathematics Teaching & Learning

Language Arts for Guest Teachers


Sub Ways Newsletter

The Human Resources Department would like to share information with you via our Sub Ways Newsletter. In the newsletter are important dates to remember as well as helpful tips and strategies for substitute teachers. 

Thank you for your commitment to the students of Lincoln Public Schools.

The Substitute Teacher Handbook

The Substitute Teacher Handbook - Guide to Successful Substitute Teaching has valuable information throughout the entire handbook. Be sure to review the Safety and Security section which includes information about standard response protocols, infection control, and food allergies.  You will also find updated information on where to park when substituting at the high schools and be sure to review the Reporting Child Abuse and Harassment policies.

Substitutes are also responsible for knowing the information in the Hourly Employee Handbook.  Substitute teachers are highly encouraged to review both handbooks annually.  Links to both the Substitute Teacher Handbook and the Hourly Employee Handbook are found below.


District News

District news and important resources for staff can be found on the LPS Staff Center.

Included here are links to the Information Center for Employees (ICE), Docushare, Staff Directory, Web Mail, Web Calendar and more.

Important Dates

Essential Info for Success



CLASS Technology Plan

Other Sites/Resources

Becoming a Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher Applications

Substitute Teacher applications for the 2016-2017 school year will close on January 31, 2017.

To apply online or view the current list of employment opportunities, click here to enter the Lincoln Public Schools Recruitment System. For your convenience, you may wish to bookmark the Lincoln Public Schools Recruitment homepage when you enter the system. Please carefully review the substitute teacher requirements to be sure you apply for the correct position (do not apply for both). Substitute teachers are individuals who hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in education. Local Substitute teachers are individuals who hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in something other than education, or are teacher education students of senior standing.

When completing a substitute teacher application, please be sure to include email addresses for a minimum of three professional references and upload your transcripts and teaching certificate, in order to prevent delays in the processing of your application. Original transcripts and teaching certificate will be required for Human Resources at the time of hire.

You will also be asked to complete a Gallup online interview called the Teacher Insight Survey. After you submit your application, you will find a link for the Gallup interview located under the Application Status tab of your account.

Only complete applications will be processed and can take up to 4-6 weeks to finalize. Incomplete applications will be reviewed every two weeks and will be closed if still incomplete. Applicants will be notified via email when they are ready to be hired.

Local Substitute Teachers

Local substitute teachers are those who hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in something other than education, or are teacher education students of senior standing.

Local Substitute Requirements

Local Substitute Teacher Orientations

After applying for a Local Substitute Teacher position, applicants must attend a mandatory orientation before being considered for employment.  Orientations will be held on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • CANCELLED - October 6, 2016 (Thursday): District Office
  • November 4, 2016 (Friday): District Office
  • December 9, 2016 (Friday): District Office
  • January 13, 2017 (Friday): District Office

2017-18 school year orientations will begin in May, 2017 with dates to be announced.

To register, please email the date you would like to attend to Rhonda Meyer at with "Orientation Registration" in the subject line.  Rhonda will confirm your registration via email.

Teacher Education Students:
  • Should attend an orientation session the semester prior to student teaching.
  • Should attend an orientation session in a timely manner to allow the 6 to 8 week certification process to be completed early in the semester of student teaching.
  • Meet the Nebraska Department of Education Human Relations requirement before applying to the NDE for certification.
  • MUST complete the LPS Local Substitute application prior to registering for the orientation.
Human Resources support staff contacts:
  • Certified substitutes (i.e. Teacher, Nurse, Psychologist, SLP):  Rhonda Meyer,, 402-436-1588
  • Paraeducator substitutes: Tenisa Hall,, 402-436-1583
  • Technician substitutes (i.e. Health Tech, Accompanist, Treatment Nurse): Gina Cookus,, 402-436-1587
  • Office, Transportation, Food Service substitutes: Cherry Cornell,, 402-4361590