The new year has certainly started off with a bang! During a time where seemingly every aspect of our country is in flux, many of us are left to wonder, how will all of this impact me? Veterans in the field of education know that the debate over how the educational system in the United States should be run is as old as the day is long, and the latest rumblings after the most recent election indicate that this argument is still very much alive. Knowing where to focus your attention to make sure you stay informed can seem a bit daunting, so TOC is here to help! NPR's Claudio Sanchez has...Read More
A New World? Education Predictions to Watch in 2017Posted on February 2, 2017 By Abby Strack
MN Sub of the Month - James BestPosted on January 31, 2017
We are proud to announce James Best as our MN Substitute of the Month!
James was nominated by Owatonna Junior High for continuing to “bravely” sub in their classes. By consistently subbing, treating each student with respect and fairness, following lesson plans and leaving very detailed notes about what has happened while he was subbing, “James has made the effort to build a positive rapport with the students in my classroom and has continued to return to my classroom and many others in our building.” While James’s favorite classes to teach are instrumental/general...Read More
Charter School Sub of the Month - David CrowellPosted on January 23, 2017
TOC is proud to announce David Crowell as our Sub of the Month for Charter Schools! Having been on staff with TOC since 2013, David continues to work nearly every day and continues to maintain a great working relationship with our charter schools. When asked his favorite subject to teach, David said, “History. I’ve always been a bit of a history buff and enjoy learning new things.”
Thank you David for all of your hard work!
WI Sub of the Month - Monica JanzaPosted on January 17, 2017
Our January Sub of the Month for Wisconsin is Monica Janza!
Having maintained a 5-star rating, Monica was nominated by Thorson Elementary in Cedarburg because she is always willing to help out and sub in any area of their school and is highly respected throughout the building. They said they “believe it is good people like Monica that help make our district one of the best there is. Thank you Monica for all you do for the Thorson Staff and students. We love having you here!” Monica said that her favorite part about working with TOC is the opportunity to substitute teach at...Read More
WI Districts Sub of the Month - Michael DanielsPosted on December 28, 2016
We are proud to announce Mike Daniels as our Sub of the Month for Wisconsin from the West Bend School District.
He was nominated by Badger Middle School in West Bend for his proactive and positive approach to teaching. He has an incredible attitude and is consistently helping out during his prep periods, including helping other teachers or monitoring the lunchroom. When subbing for a particularly difficult special ed class for multiple days, he tried various classroom management techniques and connected with the regular classroom teacher to discuss a...Read More
MN Districts Sub of the Month - Angela DeBoerPosted on December 28, 2016
Our MN Sub of the Month is Angela DeBoer from the St. Paul School District!
As one of our permanent subs for St Paul Public Schools, Angela has done and incredible job in her positions. Many of the schools she’s worked at consistently request her. She has had a professional attitude and continues to provide a great teaching experience for the students she works with. Angela says “my favorite part about working for Teachers on Cal is that the job develops me professionally as a teacher. Since working with TOC, I’ve recognized the importance of having...Read More
MN Charter Schools Sub of the Month - Jeffrey BosticPosted on December 28, 2016
TOC is proud to announce Jeffrey Bostic as our Charter Schools Sub of the Month from Flex Academy!
Jeffrey was selected because of his positive attitude and willingness to help out. One of our schools, Flex Academy, have noticed his commitment to educating students, building positive relationships and his contagious attitude. At one point, when Flex Academy was short a sub, he had stepped into another class to help out on his free period without needing to be asked. Jeffrey commented, “TOC offers a platform for me to engage with many different young scholars. The...Read More
WI District Sub of the Month - Larry DobbsPosted on December 28, 2016
Our Sub of the Month for Wisconsin for the month of November is Larry Dobbs from the Evansville School District.
Larry was selected as our Sub of the Month for our Wisconsin schools because of his continued commitment to excellence in the classroom. Having subbed for multiple years, Larry has continued to have a very positive attitude, has been very flexible and eager to work in the Evansville School District. He’s consistently received 5-star ratings and is requested by multiple teachers. We are truly proud to have Larry part of our TOC team! Larry’s...Read More
ECC Sub of the Month!Posted on November 29, 2016
ECC Sub of The Month, Pat McGraw!
Our Early Child Care team is pleased to name Pat McGraw as the Teachers On Call ECC Sub of the Month! Pat was nominated because he’s flexible and willing to work at a variety of centers. He takes his job as a substitute very seriously and is always fully committed to the assignments that he picks up. The centers love having Pat around and we love him as a sub!
When being asked what his favorite part about working with TOC is, Pat said that he “likes the flexibility to work when I want and not work when I want. Life goes...Read More
MN Districts Sub of the Month - Amanda Bartholf!Posted on November 15, 2016
Our Sub of the Month for Minnesota is Amanda Bartholf from St. Paul Public Schools!
Teachers at Groveland Park Elementary had gone out of their way to comment on how wonderful Amanda had been. They commented that, “She knows what to do without having to tell her”, “She picks up on students’ needs right away”, and “she works quietly to calm the students when needed”.
Amanda’s favorite thing working with TOC “is the opportunity to teach in a variety of settings and positions in the Saint Paul Public School District.” She further...Read More