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New Partnership Creates Better Supports For Schools

Tooele County School District is the third school district served by ESS in the state of Utah among its 700 clients nationwide. Recognized with several awards for its entrepreneurial vision and growth, ESS has become a national leader in the educational service space.

“Substitutes are a vital part of Tooele County School District and we are excited to partner with ESS to be able to offer them more support and benefits,” said Dr. Scott Rogers, TCSD superintendent. “We are confident ESS will become an integral part of our schools while maintaining high-quality substitutes to support our students and teachers.”

The partnership calls for ESS to recruit, screen, train, hire, place, and manage applicants looking to become a substitute at TCSD. They will also provide TCSD with a substitute management portal which allows employees to request when a substitute is needed electronically.

The partnership with ESS will provide additional support and benefits for substitutes to include: weekly pay, 401(k), in-person and online training, 24-hour access to open positions, live support 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Appreciation Days, ‘Perks at Work’ discount program, Substitute of the Month recognition, referral program bonuses, ), health, dental, vision and life insurance and monthly incentive drawings, (iPads, gift cards, big-screen TV’s).

ESS has committed to hiring all current District substitutes who are in good standing. They are also seeking additional local staff to fill classrooms with qualified substitutes. Those interested in joining ESS can apply online at

ESS has hired Amy Spivey, a Tooele County resident, to be the local account manager based out of the District office. Regional and national ESS teams support Spivey who will report to the Utah Regional District Manager Joseph Fitzgerald.

“It is great to partner with Tooele County School District to provide excellent guest teachers and support staff. Each one of our employees are important to us to guarantee the success of the students of our partner schools,” said Fitzgerald. “We are committed to ensuring substitutes in Tooele County receive world-class training, support, and advocacy.”

ESS will be conducting orientation sessions July 16-17, to help onboard all existing substitutes as well as others interested in working with TCSD. The orientation sessions will take place at the District office located at 92 Lodestone Way in Tooele: July 16 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., July 17 at 9 a.m., (available until noon to collect paperwork).

About Tooele County School District:
Tooele County School District serves approximately 17,000 students residing in scenic Tooele County making them the 10th largest school district in the state of Utah. The District consists of 15 elementary schools, three junior highs, five high schools, one K-12 school, one K-12 online school, one community learning center, and five pre-schools. With approximately 2,000 employees, TCSD is the largest employer in Tooele County. For more information, please go to

About ESS: Established in 2000, ESS is a leading provider of managed solutions for K-12 education. It recruits, hires, trains, places and supervises qualified substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other support staff for over 700 school districts in 27 US states. Each day, the organization fills more than 14,000 daily, long-term, and permanent school assignments, serving over 2.5 million students. For more information, call 877-983-2244 or visit