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Substitute / Guest Educator Application


Steps to Become a Lovejoy ISD Guest Educator/Substitute


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


Our current application types include:


After your application is received it will be reviewed by our Employee Services team.  Applications are reviewed and processed based on district need.  Applicants selected to move forward will be contacted via Frontline Recuit & Hire (Applitrack) with additional interview instructions.   


Applicants that complete the interview process and are recommended for hire with Lovejoy ISD 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 10 Training (Non-Certified only)

Guest Educators that do not hold a valid Texas teaching certificate must complete 3 online Region 10 Substitute Training courses OR a 1 day Region 10 In-Person training before they can become an approved substitute.  These courses must be paid for by the Guest Educator, and are not eligible for reimbursement from the district.  Certified teachers are permitted to bypass this training.


*If you choose to complete the coursework through the online option, please enroll in: Classroom Management, The Uniqueness of Students in Special Programs, and Strategies for Success.  


Region 10 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 [email protected].


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: 

Gerri Elsing
Human Resources Generalist
(469) 742-8000

Frontline Absence Management (AESOP) Contact: 

Robin Bass
Payroll Specialist
(469) 742-2174