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Guest Educator Program


Steps to Become a Lovejoy ISD Guest Educator/Substitute


UPDATE: Lovejoy ISD Guest Educator Applications will be opened at the start of the school year.  


Thank you for your interest in Lovejoy ISD’s Guest Educator/Substitute program!  We believe that, “There’s no substitute for a great Guest Educator!” Therefore, when a classroom teacher must be out, Lovejoy ISD’s Guest Educator programs are designed to maintain the highest quality of learning and continuity of care in our classrooms.


1. Application (*including references)

Please complete the appropriate substitute application by clicking the following link:

Guest Educator/Substitute Application 


Our current application types include:

  • Guest Educator
  • Nurse Substitute
  • Little Leopards/Kids 1st Substitute (Coming Soon)


*A written recommendation from your most recent supervisor and at least one other professional or peer reference (no friends or family members please) must be uploaded with your online application.  An LISD Reference Form may be completed and uploaded in lieu of a recommendation letter: LISD Reference Form.  Applications will not be reviewed/processed without at least 2 attached references.  


After your complete application is received it will be reviewed by our Employee Services team within 10 business days.  If your application is approved, you will receive detailed instructions on how to complete the remaining Guest Educator onboarding requirements including:


2. Fingerprinting

(SB 9 requires submission of digital fingerprints for a criminal history review)
If you have not previously been fingerprinted for education purposes, you will receive an email from IdentoGO with instructions on scheduling a fingerprinting appointment.  The cost of fingerprinting, approximately $50, is the responsibility of the Guest Educator/Substitute applicant.

3. Region X Training (Non-Certified only)

Guest Educators that do not hold a valid Texas teaching certificate must complete Region X Substitute Training before they can become an approved substitute.  Certified teachers are permitted to bypass this training. 

Region X Substitute Training Link 


4. Substitute Nurse Orientation (Substitute Nurses only)

All new Substitute Nurses must hold a valid RN license.  Nurses are required to participate in an onsite orientation before they will be approved to accept assignments.

5. Safe Schools Training

All Lovejoy ISD Staff, Teachers, and Guest Educators must complete Safe Schools training annually.  Substitute login is your phone number.  No password is required.  Safe Schools Training Link


6. Guest Educator Onboarding Paperwork

Lovejoy ISD’s Employee Services team will contract you to schedule an in-person appointment to complete your I-9 paperwork.  The following link gives examples of acceptable ID’s to bring to this appointment Acceptable Form I-9 Document Link.  If you have any questions about what forms of ID can be used to complete the Form I-9, please contact Kim Steiner at


In addition, you will receive an invitation to join Frontline Central to complete additional Guest Educator paperwork digitally.


7. Benefit Enrollment

All Guest Educators that work at least 10 hours a week are eligible for Lovejoy ISD medical benefits.  Each year Guest Educators must log into our Benefits Hub and either accept or decline benefits.  


After all the above applicable requirements are complete applicants are welcomed to our Guest Educator Program and will be activated in the district systems. Congratulations!  You may now begin accepting assignments!

Lovejoy ISD Guest Educator/Substitute Compensation



Guest Educator Contact: 

Kimberly Steiner
Coordinator of Employee Services
(469) 742-8064

Frontline Absence Management (AESOP) Contact: 

Brittany Fuqua
Payroll Specialist
(469) 742-2174