Human Resources


Current Substitute Teachers


Register now for the July 28th, 2017 Substitute Teacher Conference

Check your LPS email and this web page for more information about how to register for the Substitute Kick-Off Conference to be held on July 28th at Lincoln East High School.

Conference Agenda

Registration Instructions

New SmartFind substitute solution adds features

A new substitute employee platform brought back memories of how finding a substitute used to happen. Last 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.


The Substitute Teacher Handbook

Substitutes are to read and be familiar with the Substitute Teacher Handbook - Guide to Successful Substitute Teaching. Be sure to review the Safety and Security section which includes information about standard response protocols, infection control, and food allergies and the Working with Students section with information on Reporting Child Abuse and Harassment policies. There is valuable information for substitute teachers throughout the entire handbook.

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.


Substitute Essential Information for Success

Important Dates

Important Dates

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.

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.


CLASS Technology Plan

Other Sites/Resources

Substitute Teacher Applicants

Substitute Teacher applications will become available in May.

To apply or view the current list of employment opportunities, click here to enter the Lincoln Public Schools Recruitment System. Please carefully review the substitute teacher application requirements to select the position you are eligible for (do not apply for both). Certified substitute teachers are individuals who hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in education and have (or are in the process of getting) a Nebraska teaching certificate. 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.

In order to prevent processing delays of your application, 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. 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 for hire.

Local Substitute Teacher Applicant Information

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 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • April 27, 2017 (Thursday): Sheridan Lutheran Church (6955 Old Cheney)
    • 1st semester student teachers are encourage to attend
  • August 18, 2017 (Friday): LPS District Office (5905 O St)
  • September 7, 2017 (Thursday): District Office
  • October 5, 2017 (Thursday): District Office
  • November 3, 2017 (Friday): District Office
  • December 8, 2017 (Friday): District Office
  • January 12, 2018 (Friday): District Office

Local Sub Orientation Packet

To register:  AFTER you have completed the LPS Local Substitute Teacher application, please email the orientation 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