Human Resources


Current Substitute Teachers


Substitute Teachers in Connected Classrooms
The job of a substitute teacher presents a variety of challenges and it is equally challenging to make sure the substitute has the resources necessary to conduct class. Now all students 2-12 have Chromebooks and every week we get closer to having ALL classrooms filled out with Connected Classroom equipment. Getting and keeping subs up to speed on how to efficiently use the technology is important. Computing Services is working with Human Resources to increase the information to subs about this part of their role and has developed this web resource. Subs are also welcome to attend any workshop offered by Computing Services in the catalog. [Note: workshops held in the labs at LPSDO enable a computer for substitute use.]

Thank you Substitute Teachers  for another strong kick-off to the 2017-2018 season!  Your participation at the conference is important to us, and we value your interest and desire to participate in the LPS learning community.  The photos by the Communication Department clearly show teacher engagement at its best.  Human Resources would like to personally thank all that attended the conference, including our substitute paraprofessionals.   Some of the feedback we have received so far include:

  • I learned a lot.  Thank you.
  • Dr. Weber's presentation was interesting, helpful, and timely.
  • Good variety of topics, would like to focus more on high school behavior modification strategies.
  • I really appreciate that the para subs were invited.  It will be helpful in the coming school year.
  • Will electronic devices be available for subs?  It's a wonderful electronic world!
  • I enjoyed seeing familiar faces and reconnecting-thank you for the opportunity
  • I would have liked to attend more sessions.
  • Maybe a session on Apple TV
  • Your choice of topics and speakers this year was the best I've attended in four years.  Well done!
  • Fun and engaging and very informative.

We hope to see you and other colleagues for the Winter Substitute Conference on Friday, January 5, 2018. Be sure to mark your calendars!
Committed to you,
Nikki, Bess and Rhonda

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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 are now being accepted.

To apply or view the current list of employment opportunities, click here to enter the Lincoln Public Schools Recruitment System. Please carefully review the two 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
  • FULL (can request wait list) 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