Human Resources

Substitute Teachers

Current Substitute Teachers


Registration is now open for the July 29, 2016 Substitute Teacher Kick-Off Conference!

The conference will be held at East High School (1000 S 70th St) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Conference Agenda

The focus of the conference will be on technology and best practices and will apply specifically to effective strategies for substitute teachers to be successful in a digital learning environment. The highlight of the conference will be information on the new substitute placement system that is replacing SubFinder this summer. This will also be the only opportunity to complete training if you wish to sub as a Librarian and have not previously attended a session.

To register, visit the LPS Staff Development website and browse the catalog. You can view by category and search with the optional keyword substitute. Follow the prompts to log in with the username and password you created.

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


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. You'll want to be sure to review Safety and Security, pages 9-12, where you'll find new information about infection control, food allergies, and standard response protocols.  On page 14, you'll find updated information about where to park when substituting at the high schools.  Please be sure to review the Reporting Child Abuse and Harassment policies on pages 19-23.

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

LPS began accepting Substitute Teacher applications for the 2016-2017 school year on May 1st.

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:

  • May 6, 2016 (Friday): District Office (5905 O Street)
  • August 18, 2016 (Thursday): District Office
  • September 9, 2016 (Friday): District Office
  • October 6, 2016 (Thursday): District Office
  • November 4, 2016 (Friday): District Office
  • December 9, 2016 (Friday): District Office
  • January 13, 2017 (Friday): District Office

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): Stephanie Sweet,, 402-436-1587
  • Office, Transportation, Food Service substitutes: Cherry Cornell,, 402-4361590