Human Resources


Current Substitute Teachers


The winter substitute conference will be held at Don Clifton Professional Learning Center on January 4, 2019 in the afternoon. Watch your LPS email for more information about the upcoming conference and how to register. 

August 3, 2018 Fall Conference attendees: Jane Aalborg, Grant Aden, Nicholas Andersen, Carol Ann Anderson, Joanna Andrews, Allie Bachman, Beth Baker, Judy Bartels, Roy Bartels, Amy Bartlett, Dona Beard, Karen Beek, Gwen Bell, Lorie Berdnt, Gloria Best, Annie Bidler, Mary Jean Blumenstock, Barbara Bossaers, Carol Bossaller, Julie Bowman, Randy Brolhorst, Susan Callaway-Sottek, Danica Canaday, Pamela Cooper, Alex Czeranko, Eric Davidson, Terri Day, Laura Dekalb, Pam Doty, Angelina Doyzha, Geoffrey Duncombe, Sally Dunham, Danielle Ellenbecker, Arlie Fandrich, Luis Fajardo Linares, Nancy Falter, Bobbi French, Pam Gannon, Jennifer Garza, Erin Glenn, Cheryl Gonnerman, Amy Gubser, Vera Guittar, Raina Gulbrandson, Kate Halbrook, Lisa Hansen, Deb Hauder, Bob Hedrick, John Heineman, Brandon Helding, Susan Hertzler, Sally Hillis, Delwin Hodgin, Sigrid Horner, Deanna Huppert, Deanne Hyde Boilesen, Debra Keefe, Nancy Kennedy, Corey Koziol, John Linke, Bev Loseke, Sherrie Manning, Doug Martin, Marty McCurdy, Ruth McDonald, Steven Menke, Debra Miller, Kevin Miller, Janet Millnitz, Shirley Montgomery, Barbara Murphy, Taylor Noble, MaryLee Olson, Patricia Ozga, Sheri Paden, Bob Parsley, Erika Pearl, Sara Petersen, Evan Petit, Irina Poplavskiy, Michael Regnier, Linda Reigle, Martha Resseguie, Jesse Reynolds, Dana Rodriguez, Cheryl Rongish, Judith Roscoe, Judy Rung, Marie Sandman, Zachary Schafer, Judith Schneider, Pamela Schumacher, Susan Seacrest, Pat Shepard, Heidi Simmons, Brenda Smidt, Marci Smith, Julie Spiers, Marilyn Stadler, Rae Stanley, Seri Stastny, Connie Stauffer, Theresa Stehlik, Barbara Sullivan, Sandra Sullivan, Lila Thompson, Christopher Traynor, Jami Upton, Rachel Veenendaal, Sandy Vercellino, Sandra Vrooman, Beth Wagoner, Lori Waters, Mary Wenzl, Bev Westerberg, Tammy Wheat, Christine Whetstone, Diann Wolfe, Nancy Woodward, Gina Zabloudil

LPS hosts kick-off conference for substitute teachers

Lincoln Public Schools will draw on a pool of nearly 800 certified substitute teachers during the upcoming school year. On August 3rd, nearly 200 of those teachers attended the LPS Substitute Kick-Off Conference at Moore Middle School.

During the half-day event, attendees learned about a variety of crucial topics: school safety; immigrant and refugee students; Chromebooks in the classroom; and student-engagement strategies.

Vann Price, LPS supervisor of secondary personnel services and substitute teachers, greeted them at the beginning of the conference and recalled her beginning days in education - as a substitute teacher. She also learned how vital substitutes are to student learning during her time as principal at North Star High School.

“I want to thank you for the work that you do. It’s very, very important,” Price said. “You ensure that students continue to have the great learning opportunities and active engagement that they have on any other day.”

Thank you Substitutes for another strong kick-off to the 2018-2019 season!  Your participation at the conference is important to us, and we value your interest and desire to participate in the LPS learning community.  Human Resources would like to personally thank all that attended the conference, including our substitute paraprofessionals.
Committed to you,
Nikki, Vann, Bess and Kren

Learn the latest and greatest of how to support student learning in your substitute placement today:  LPS Student Supports

Substituting in Specials presentation

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.]


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

Substitute Teacher Advisor Committee and 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 Resources:

Effective Mathematics Teaching & Learning

Language Arts for Guest Teachers

Technology Assistance

With the LPS CLASS Plan’s full implementation, there is now a standard suite of classroom devices in daily use across the District. Technology as a tool used in teaching and learning is no longer a “sometimes” thing. It is an “every day” thing in LPS. These changes place new expectations on the substitute teachers who keep things running smoothly while our classroom teachers are away. Following is a link to a page that contains helpful resources for substitute teachers who are getting started using some of the most commonly used tech tools across LPS.

Other Sites/Resources

Substitute Teacher Applicants

Local and Certified Substitute Teacher applications for the 2018-19 school year are now being accepted. Please see the LPS Employment Opportunities web page to sign up for the Job Alerts weekly email of job listings.

To apply or view the current list of employment opportunities, click here to enter the Lincoln Public Schools Recruitment System. Carefully review the three substitute teacher applications described below to select the position you are eligible for (do not apply for more than one). Applying for the wrong position can delay the hiring process.

  • Certified Substitute Teachers are individuals who hold a bachelor degree or higher in education (or will be graduating soon) and have (or are in the process of getting) a Nebraska teaching certificate. Some teaching certificate examples are: Professional, Standard, Initial, and State Substitute.
  • Certified Substitute Teachers - Current, Former, or Retired Teachers are individuals who have been hired as certified employees (current or former) with Lincoln Public Schools. Must have a valid Nebraska teaching certificate. (This application does not require transcripts or retaking the Gallop survey as part of the application process.)
  • 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 preparing to student teach. This permit allows for a student teacher to sub for their cooperating teacher when absent.

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 teaching references and upload your unofficial transcripts and teaching certificate. Original official 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 preparing to student teach.

Local Substitute Requirements

Local Substitute Teacher Orientations

After applying for the 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. at the LPS district office on the following dates:

  • Thursday - May 3, 2018
    • 1st semester (Fall 2018) student teachers are encourage to attend
  • Friday - August 17, 2018
  • Friday - September 14, 2018
  • Thursday - November 1, 2018
  • Friday - December 7, 2018
  • Friday - January 11, 2019

Local Sub Orientation Packet

To register:  AFTER you have submitted the LPS Local Substitute Teacher application, email the orientation date you would like to attend to Kren Shellhase at with "Orientation Registration" in the subject line. Kren 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):  Kren Shellhase,, 402-436-1588
  • Paraeducator substitutes: Tenisa Hall,, 402-436-1583
  • OT/PT, Health Tech, Treatment Nurse substitutes: Stacy Wilkinson,, 402-436-1382
  • Accompanist, Athletic Trainer, Campus Supervisor substitutes: Gina Cookus,, 402-436-1587
  • Office, Transportation, Food Service substitutes: Cherry Cornell,, 402-4361590