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Substitute Management Symposium

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A Community for Sub Managers

It's time for a new way of thinking about substitutes: how we hire, assess, compensate, engage, support, and ultimately retain them. The Substitute Management Symposium is a 1-day virtual event bringing together hundreds of K-12 administrators, managers, and industry leaders to share insights around a more thoughtful and strategic approach to substitute management.


What to Expect

  • Earn up to 3 PDPs (Professional Development Points) for re-certification towards the pHCLE.
  • Connect with fellow HR professionals and industry experts.
  • Get inspired by new ideas and emerging trends.
  • Learn best practices that you can immediately put to use.
  • Early bird registrants will receive free swag and lunch. Register by December 19!

Symposium Scope

Substitute Learning Environments & Culture Creation

Substitute Professional Development

Substitute Recruitment & Retention

Substitute Compensation

Substitute Management for Building Admins


2024 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo has spent the last 12 years as the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI, which was twice named an Innovative District during that time by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe is the author of multiple books including the best-selling "Hacking Leadership," and "Lead From Where You Are: Leading with Intention, Connection, and Direction." He was selected as 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education and named National Superintendent of the Year by Education Dive in 2019.

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Partnering with:

Red Rover is excited to partner with Alpaca to show substitute teachers how much we appreciate their incredible work.


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET 15 min
Opening Welcome Session Daniel O'Shaughnessey & Mike Weisman
11:15 AM - 11:50 AM ET 35 min
Keynote Presentation Dr. Joe Sanfelippo
Topic: Substitute Environments & Culture Creation
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM ET 10 min
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM ET 45 min
Panel: Substitute Management Advisory Council Insights Andy Moore, Dr. Erica Christmas, & Marla Gutierrez
Moderated by Jim O'Halloran
12:45 PM - 01:30 PM ET 45 min
01:30 PM - 01:55 PM ET 25 min
The Substitute Experience Emily Douglas-McNab
Topic: Substitute Environments & Culture Creation
01:55 PM - 02:20 PM ET 25 min
Sub Management for Building Level Dr. Myrna Blanchard & Duran Johnson
Substitute Management for Building Admins
02:20 PM - 02:45 PM ET 25 min
Sub Professional Development Amanda von Moos & Jamie West
Topic: Substitute Professional Development
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM ET 15 min
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM ET 30 min
Breakout Sessions
  • Sub Retention & Creating a Pipeline Jay Midwood
  • Substitute Staffing 101 Susan Maxwell & Wendy England, Karen Sandone, Doug Jenkins
  • Role of Technology: Managing Subs with Red Rover Larry Foxx & Brian Propst
  • What About Us? Sub Management for Private/Charter Schools Ann Fox & MacKenzie Mencías
03:30 PM - 03:40 PM ET 10 min
Award Presentation Daniel O'Shaughnessey & Marla Gutierrez
Substitute Manager of the Year Award
03:40 PM - 03:45 PM ET 5 min
Grand Prize Giveaway Mike Weisman
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM ET 15 min
Closing Session Daniel O’Shaughnessey & Kelly Coash-Johnson
Symposium Wrap-Up/pHCLE Recertification Credits


Here are the industry experts you'll hear from:

"This event was top notch! It was extremely well planned and presented!"

Ann Fox
Ann Fox, Human Resources Specialist
Mount Paran Christian School

Ready for the future? Join 800+ K12 HR leaders at the 2024 Substitute Management Symposium.

In Partnership With:
Substitute Management Advisory Council

Red Rover is proud to partner with the Substitute Management Advisory Council to bring you the annual Substitute Management Symposium.