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September 2019- Dallas ISD Substitute Employee Newsletter


The 2019-2020 school year is underway, and we are off to an amazing start! Check out the latest updates in this September issue as we look to increase and build momentum toward our best school year!

As we kick-off the new school year and increase and build momentum in the classroom, please take a few minutes to read "How to Be an Effective Substitute Teacher: A Guide and Tips for Substitute Teachers in the Classroom".

How to Be an Effective Substitute Teacher

Let us strive to have a wonderful school year!

Thank you,

Dallas ISD Substitute Office

Substitutes We Need Your Help!!!

Dallas ISD Vision: Dallas ISD seeks to be the premier urban school district.

Dallas ISD Mission: Educating all students for success.


We need your HELP! The Early Learning Department is needing your assistance on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, & Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Please take the opportunity to use the link below to sign up for an assignment at one of the following schools. With your help, we can reach our goal of having 100% of our classrooms filled with a dedicated substitute teacher in the absence of the teacher! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Deborah Murillo at

Click the link to sign up: Early Learning Department

Please ensure you clock in/out using the supplemental code provided.

Thank you,

Dallas ISD Substitute Office


As a substitute teacher, you need to be prepared for anything! There could be times when you show up to a classroom and there are no plans left for you or not enough to get you through the day. You need to keep the students busy at all times in order for the day to go smoothly. If the students have work or activities to do, the day will not drag, and most importantly, students have the opportunity to learn from you. Below is a list of fun classroom activities that a substitute can use.

Start the day off with a "Get to Know You" activity. Most substitutes do not get to know the students because they are in different classes and schools throughout the year. Before students arrive, write on the board the following questions and have the students answer them. Have the students share their answers out loud with the class.

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. What is your favorite animal?
  3. What's your favorite TV show or movie?
  4. What's your favorite school subject?
  5. What do you like to do when not in school?


Most students are familiar with and enjoy the game, Pictionary.

  • Start out by writing student-friendly movies or TV shows, books, cartoon characters, or animals on small pieces of paper and put them in a bag or a hat.
  • Split the class into two groups.
  • Next, ask one student from the first group to come up to the front of the class and have them pick a piece of paper.
  • Then have them go to the board and attempt to draw it, while the rest of the class tries to guess what the drawing is.



In order to remain an active substitute for Dallas ISD, please accept and commit to 5 assignments a month.

Click the link and login to Absence Management to begin accepting assignments today.

Absence Management Website

Substitute Staffing is requesting you accept an assignment at one of the following campuses during the month of September to help with the fill rate:

Elementary Schools

  • Cochran Elementary
  • Douglass Elementary
  • Kiest Elementary
  • Terry Elementary
  • Wilmer Hutchins Elementary/Early Childhood

Middle Schools

  • Cary Middle School
  • Comstock Middle School
  • Dade Middle School
  • Lang Middle School
  • Storey Middle School

High Schools

  • Lincoln High/Magnet School
  • Madison High School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Samuell High School
  • Spruce High School


"Substitute [teachers] will be compensated an additional $10.00/DAY for [full day assignments] at an ACE Campus."

Elementary Schools

  • Chavez Elementary School (N. Dallas)
  • Dunbar Elementary School (Madison)
  • Hotchkiss Elementary School (Conrad)
  • King Elementary School (Madison)
  • Maple Lawn Elementary School ( N. Dallas)
  • Rhoads Elementary School (Lincoln)
  • Pease Elementary School (SOC)

Reminder: Substitute Incentives

Monday's $5 & Friday's $10

Dallas ISD Substitute Pay Schedule

2019-2020 Substitutes Biweekly Pay Periods and Pay Dates

Compensation Handbook-

Substitute Pay - please refer to pages 26,51& 52.

2019-2020 Compensation Resource Handbook


The Substitute Office would like to remind all substitute employees that it is district policy to clock in AND out. To ensure proper information transition to your time cards. While rare, if you are unable to clock in using the biometric clock, be sure to inform the campus office manager.
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Technology Setup/Reset Instructions

Click on the link below for EAD and Oracle Password setup and reset instructions.

Technology Setup Instructions

Human Capital Management - Substitute Staffing Team

Cynthia Lule, Substitute Staffing Specialist

· Major Responsibilities: Creating Substitute Profiles

· Email:

· Phone: (972) 925-4082

Lamar Dinkins, Substitute Staffing Specialist

· Major Responsibilities: Creating Substitute Profiles

· Email:

· Phone: (972) 925-4363

Sandra Piper, Substitute Coordinator

· Major Responsibilities: Absence Management, Substitute Communication, AABS Reporting

· Email:

· Phone: (972) 925-4361

Brandy Nealy, Substitute Facilitator

· Major Responsibilities: Substitute Training, Materials & Resources Policy, TWC & Reviews Incident Reports

· Email:

· Phone: (972) 925-5734

Shenise Tyler, Substitute Staffing Manager

· Major Responsibilities: Substitute Office Policy, Project, Work & Substitute Supervisor

· Email:

· Phone: (972) 925-4208

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