• Substitute Services

  • Thank you for your interest in the Maricopa Unified School District! Providing quality Guest Teachers and Substitute Staff for our students is among our top priorities.

    SubSource by Educational Services, Inc. (ESI) is a program designed to connect school districts with substitute teaching professionals and staff. ESI has a passion for education, helping people, and making a positive impact in our District and throughout the state. 

    The District developed a community partnership with ESI to provide support and resources for substitutes and guest teachers who play a vital role in delivering a quality education and ensuring student success. 

    Founded by three educators in 1999, ESI is the founder and leader of the return-to-work/phased retirement program in Arizona, and the largest provider of substitute teacher services in the state. 

    ESI’s SubSource program offers many benefits for school districts and employees who serve as substitutes in ESI client districts. This partnership also provides districts with an efficient tool to assist during legislative mandates and tight budget constraints. 

    ESI’s solutions help districts save time and minimize HR costs while providing substitute teaching professionals with employee benefits and resources. 

    Interested in joining our partnership with ESI as a substitute?

    You may submit an application for substitute employment through the link below.

    When you have completed all application requirements, ESI will notify the District of your interest. 

    You will be required to provide the following documentation during your application on-boarding:

    • Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card
    • Valid Arizona Teacher Certificate or Substitute Certificate (if applicable for the position)
    • Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization if born after January 1, 1957, may be waived during the onboarding process
    • Employment eligibility documents for E-Verify

    As part of the onboarding process, ESI will also run a background check on new applicants.

    Submit an application for substitute employment

    Questions on the application process? 

    ESI is happy to assist! Contact ESI at 480-719-3271 or hr@esiaz.us.

    Substitute Teacher Daily Payment Rates

    $200.00    Long-term Substitute, after 20 consecutive days in the same classroom
    $210.00    Retired MUSD Teacher
    $175.00    Certified Teacher
    $175.00    Certified Substitute