Discover passionate substitute and lead teachers ready to make a difference.

Now more than ever, your school needs trained, reliable and passionate educators. But here’s the reality: becoming a teacher is nearly impossible for working adults and America’s substitute shortage crisis is only getting worse. We’re here to change that.

Our substitute-to-certification pathway is a groundbreaking new launchpad for aspiring educators. Proudly powered by Scoot Education—renowned specialists in education recruitment and preparation—you can trust us to send the best substitute and lead teachers to your classrooms.

We’re in 4 states and
expanding across
the whole United States.

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“TeachStart has been an excellent support for our STEAM Teacher! She came to us as a kindergarten substitute. Her versatility allowed her to move from a long-term sub position into a science and intervention role. Her coursework aligns with our school site’s vision, making her a natural hire in her second year with TeachStart.”

Alicia De Santiago, Principal, Aspire Public Schools

"As a Staffing Manager, my role to find diverse, talented candidates has become more challenging now than ever before. Thankfully Alliance's strong partnership with the TeachStart program has proven to be an excellent source for passionate, skilled teachers who will serve our scholars and support our communities for years to come!"

Tommy Dierkes, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

“Our TeachStart Fellow has the BEST mindset. She is growth-oriented; works hard; and seeks feedback. It’s crucial that we find ways for more people of color like her to enter our schools.”

Ms. Roberto, Principal, KIPP Summit Academy

Why work with us

Why work with us

How we work with your school

Assessment and onboarding

We work together to see how TeachStart can best support your school and our Fellows.

You’ll gain access to the TeachStart toolkit, including a personalized dashboard that puts partner resources at your fingertips and lists all Fellows in the district by pathway (Paraprofessional, Scholar, or Scholar+).

Fellow Subbing Assignment

In August, your school will be matched with our high-quality Fellows for subbing and paraprofessional needs.

Your school admin will use our app, Scoot 2 Book, to seamlessly manage all Fellow requests and performance feedback. And we’re just a call away if anything urgent pops up.

Love a Fellow?

Want to hold on to your favorite Fellows? Request them as long-term substitutes and interview Scholar+ Fellows for teachers in the spring.

Continuous Feedback

We’re always improving. Keep in regular contact to let us know how we’re going and what we could do better.