Substitute Information for Teachers & Paraprofessionals

For Substitute Paraprofessionals

Orientation & Training Application Requirements

Substitutes, both teacher and paraprofessional, are considered valuable members of the educational team. Thank you for your interest, dedication and willingness to serve.

Paraprofessionals are defined as those individuals who work as student aides, student attendants or classroom assistants. These positions require a high school diploma and NOT a 4-year degree like substitute teachers do. Paraprofessionals are required to obtain an Educational Aide Permit.

As a service to the school districts in Summit County, the Summit County Educational Service Center (ESC) provides a list of substitute teachers and paraprofessionals who have completed the required training and application process. We take seriously the responsibility to provide substitutes who are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver quality instruction and aid in every classroom setting.

To be included on either the Substitute Teacher List or the Substitute Paraprofessional List, every individual, regardless of experience and licensure type, who is new to substituting through the Summit County ESC must meet several requirements in the completion of the application process.

Once you have successfully completed all of the requirements for either Substitute Teacher or Substitute Paraprofessional, please contact Lori Johnston at 330-926-3918 to make arrangements for final document completion at our office:  420 Washington Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221.

Please note that if you meet the requirements for Substitute Teaching and want to be a Substitute Paraprofessional, in addition to providing all of the substitute teaching requirements, you will also need to complete the Substitute Paraprofessional application.

Additional information regarding Substitute Teaching can be obtained by contacting:

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Lori Johnston
(330) 926-3918

The Summit County Educational Service Center provides equal opportunity, equal educational opportunities and equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap.


Our Sub List Serves...

School Districts

  • Coventry Local Schools
  • Field Local Schools
  • Hudson City Schools
  • Manchester Local Schools
  • Mogadore Local Schools
  • Springfield Local Schools
  • Tallmadge City Schools
  • Woodridge Local Schools

Barberton, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Nordonia Hills, Norton, Stow, as well as Akron Public, require substitutes to contact them directly and not necessarily go thru our office for credentialing.

Summit County
Preschool Locations

  • Copley-Fairlawn
  • Coventry
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Manchester
  • Mogadore
  • Nordonia Hills
  • Tallmadge
  • Woodridge

SCOPE Academy

2141 Pickle Road
Akron, OH 44312
SCOPE Second Location:
89 E Howe Road
Tallmadge, OH 44278


Robert J. Keegan Family Center for Autism
3557 Commercial Drive
Fairlawn, Ohio

MERIT Program

181 Strecker Dr.
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

TOPS Program

181 Strecker Dr
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278