Company Overview

Who We Are 

As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 22 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. Our team serves over 5 million students with a pool of 85,000 substitute and permanent employees throughout 34 states. Internally, the ESS team is comprised of 650 individuals with a passion for education working together to ensure our 900 partner districts experience valuable education every day.

We provide our employees with the ability to work in school districts across the country in addition to benefits, comprehensive training, flexible work schedules, and professional development. Our partner school districts receive customized solutions, hands-on management, technology, and program analytics and reporting. 

What Makes Us Different 

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all.

Your partnership with ESS is tailored to address your specific needs, with each facet customized to meet your District’s unique goals and challenges. The program proceeds under your District’s direction for its entirety.


Exceptional service is our specialty.

Many of our partners consider us an extension of their HR department. Those that partner with us to provide substitute teachers often choose to expand our services as they quickly realize the benefits of our peerless customer service and solutions.


The transition is seamless and our support never ends.

Backed by our dynamic corporate structure, your dedicated regional manager and local operations team facilitate the smooth implementation of our program, transition your existing staff, recruit additional talent, and develop custom reporting and analytics. This team will continue to provide daily leadership and hands-on support throughout our partnership.


We recruit 365 days a year.

ESS invests time, effort, and resources into recruitment on a scale that few districts can accomplish internally. We go beyond simply posting jobs on a website – we recruit year-round by leveraging wide-ranging recruitment strategies to achieve maximum exposure with an emphasis on hiring from your District’s local community.


Robust training results in top-quality talent.

We understand that confidence and preparation are essential in education, so we give our staff the tools to succeed before they begin work in your schools. Our team of former educators and administrators offer specialized training geared toward each learning environment, including a separate track for special education.


Exceptional employee treatment promotes retention.

We have established key initiatives to boost employee satisfaction including an employee discount program, recognition awards, incentive programs for frequent and commendable work, and benefits. ESS employees are offered a variety of insurances and the option to participate in our 401(k) plan.


Social Responsibility 

A partnership with ESS makes us members of your community – and we strongly believe in being active and supportive in every community we serve. From community outreach to charity and fundraising, giving back is a mainstay of our corporate philosophy.

ESS Diversity Statement

ESS continuously works to create an environment where all its employees – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, or ableness – can work to the fullest of their abilities in a fair and welcoming space. Believing that a diverse company is a more innovative and successful one, we have embraced diversity to ensure further that we are empowered to make sure that “Everyday Counts” for our employees, the students, and the schools we serve nationwide.” 

Company Summary
Number of Employees
(856) 482-0300
9202 South Northshore Drive
Ste 200
Knoxville, TN