Every month school is in session, the local branches of Parallel Education will nominate a Substitute of the Month. These Substitutes are extraordinary teachers, but most of all, extraordinary people that exhibit hard work, dedication, and reliability! Most of their stories of why they have been nominated are different, but some are similar. Over the years, we have employed thousands of Substitute Teachers and have had some terrific teachers!

By nominating a Substitute of the Month, it is our way of saying “Thank you” and giving back a little of what they give us. Substitute Teaching is a tough profession – which is why we at Parallel believe hard work and dedication should not go unrewarded! If applicable, a Parallel representative will present the nominee’s reward in person – to allow for a personable “thank you” and “congratulations”. Having face time with our Substitutes is always terrific, but to see the reaction on their faces when they receive the award is priceless! Congratulations to all past, current, and future nominees!



Each nominee will receive a gift package from Parallel. The gift package consists of different items on a month-to-month basis, but they always consist of a certificate and gift card along with a few things teachers can use on the job:

  • Reusable Tote bag
  • Tumbler
  • Coffee Mug
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Highlighter
  • Draw string bag
  • Flash light key chain
  • Laser pointer pen
  • Sticky notes
  • And more!

May  Substitutes!

Illinois – Theresa Doby

Theresa is always eager to pick up assignments, always makes it to her assignments on time and we have never received any complaints about her. Substitutes like this make our days go by smoothly!

Congratulations Ms. Doby on being selected as our Illinois Substitute of the Month!

Indiana – Brooklyn Schreier

Brooklyn has been consistently a great substitute and she is very reliable. She brings a great energy to the classroom! Great job.

Congratulations Ms. Schreier on being selected as our Indiana Substitute of the Month!





Ohio (Columbus) – Vincent Thomas

Vincent has received the following comments from a school principal: “Mr. Thomas has subbed pretty much on a daily basis since August…! Everyone including students and staff love having him in their classroom. He is reliable, prompt and in every motion throughout the day is wearing a smile. He goes above and beyond and we are delighted daily to see his friendly face!” What an outstanding compliment. We are so proud to have Mr. Thomas a Substitute with Parallel Education!

Congratulations Mr. Thomas on being selected as our Columbus Substitute of the Month!

Ohio (Dayton)


Tennessee (Ashland City) – Brandi Glasgow

Brandi is requested often and is one of those Substitutes that we rarely hear from or about unless it is someone telling us what a great job she does. She goes in and does her job and can be relied on. Often times, since she is so highly requested, we have to inform schools she is booked!

Congratulations Ms. Glasgow on being selected as our Ashland City Substitute of the Month!

Tennessee (Columbia) – Aisha Springette

Aisha Springette has done a wonderful job for Maury County. We have received compliments from teachers stating that Aisha stays after to clean up and makes sure everything is left exactly how it was before. She is always willing to help out when needed. She does a good job keeping her schedule updated and picking up assignments. We greatly appreciate all that Aisha does for our branch!

Congratulations Ms. Springette on being selected as our Columbia Substitute of the Month!

Wisconsin – Paul Enea

Paul received the following compliments from one of our schools: “I wanted to send a quick email and let you know how great it has been to have Paul Enea helping us. The lead teacher he is working with has nothing but good things to say about him: hard working and very present and engaging with children! She is so thankful to have had him in her classroom.” We absolutely love positive feedback like this, and are so happy to have Paul as a Substitute with Parallel.

Congratulations Mr. Enea on being selected as our Wisconsin Substitute of the Month!