Here at Educators On Call we believe that literacy is a fundamental skill in order to learn, to experience our world,  to advocate for ourselves and to live full lives.  Children in the most impoverished parts of the city are missing out on the amazing benefits of reading and having quality books readily available to them.  Philadelphia is one of the lowest ranking metropolitan cities in Reading proficiency. Philadelphia also has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation.  Youth 18 and under makeup almost ¼ of this population.  This is why we have set a goal to reduce "book deserts" in the City of Philadelphia by donating books to organizations that support families living in poverty and homelessness.

Our 4th Annual Book Drive has collected over 3,000 books along with clothing donations for children serviced by Youth Services, Inc. We want to thank our donors who made this year our biggest book drive yet!

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  • Librarian and students at Salford Hills Elementary School, Souderton School District
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  • Tonya Ladipo -The Ladipo Group
  • Educators On Call team
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  • Farida Saleem - Family Centered Outpatient Theraputic Services
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  • Community Council Education Services
  • Mary May of Butterfly Love-Consultations
“a great nation is a reading nation,” ~ Frederic G. Melcher

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Educators On Call is seeking passionate substitute teachers to provide coverage to charter schools in Philadelphia. Teacher call-outs happen frequently and should not interrupt classroom instruction. That's why we're looking for a team of substitutes that wake up ready to work and make a difference. Seeking substitute teachers that will provide instruction, encourage student progress, and manage the learning environment effectively.

Substitute Teacher Requirements:
- Available to commit at least 3 days a week to provide substitute coverage
- Ready to receive coverage requests by 6am
- Flexible to teach any grade or content area
- Ability to travel anywhere in the City of Philadelphia
- Best candidate must be dependable, flexible, a team player and have a passion for working with children

- Bi-weekly electronic pay options
- Employee Assistance Program (corporate discounts)
- Payroll mobile app
- Access to LifeCare & LifeMart - Save time and money with hundreds of great discounts from leading brand name retailers.
- Access to iLearn@ADP - enroll in class-room-based instruction; virtual instruction based trainings and self-paced online classes.
- Gain exposure & experience
- One-on-one coaching & teaching mentor
- New educators get a chance to discover their teaching style
- Those seeking to obtain certification can network while working on your credential & explore what grades and subjects are right for you
- Connections that can lead to permanent positions
- Referral bonuses & other bonus opportunities

Compensation: $90.00 - $120.00 a day depending on credentials and assignment

Department of Education Requirements:
- Minimum Bachelors degree in any field
- FBI clearance from the PA Department of Education
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check
- PA Child Abuse Clearance
- Act 126 Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Completion Certificate
- TB Test – proof of negative results
- Completed Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release form - A form must be filled out for every employer you have had where you had contact with children.
- Completed Arrest/Conviction Report & Certification Form

If you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children, you're the one we're looking for!


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Educators On Call is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


For the last 3 years EOC has celebrated National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day), organized by the National Education Association to promote reading, by hosting an annual book drive.  Our book drives have given the gift of reading to many children in the Philadelphia area.  Over the years, we have managed to collect over 900 books and have been able to donate our collections to Mastery Charter School- Cleveland Elementary, the Methodist Services Children’s Home and The People’s Emergency Center.

This will be our 4th annual book drive, held in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in an effort to motivate children of all ages to read, daily. Encouraging daily reading is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better academically.

Philadelphia is one of the lowest ranking metropolitan cities in Reading proficiency. Philadelphia also has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation.  Youth 18 and under make up almost ¼ of this population. One can guess that this would have a negative impact on a child’s education. Knowing how fundamental books are to a developing mind; we are hosting our 4th annual book drive to provide new and gently-used books to homeless youth served by Youth Service, Inc.  YSI is a non-profit organization that has provided immediate shelter and support services to Philadelphia’s children, youth and families for over 65 years.

In order to increase our outreach, we are seeking support from you in hopes of receiving books and/or monetary donations to purchase new books. Educators On Call’s goal is to place books in the hands of as many youth, as possible.

We hope you will join us in our mission to ignite a passion for reading by making a donation

One book could potentially change a life! 

Drop-off or mail donations to: 

Educators On Call - 413 Johnson Street, Suite 214, Jenkintown, PA 19046

For questions or to schedule a pick-up please call 888-248-4801

unnamedDear EOC Educators, 

We hope that the winter break was everything you needed to be and more.  As we enter the new year and the second half of the school year we would like to take a moment to thank you for all your sacrifice and dedication to educating today’s youth, tomorrow’s leaders. 

We know that you touch lives every passing day without recognition for all the hard work you do.

We know you worry about students long after the you have left the classroom. 

We know how tired you are at the end of each day, and how by Friday it’s beyond exhaustion.

We know that you have families, too, and many of you have “table time teaching” at home after school hours. 

We know that you did not enter this profession for the money but because of your love and passion for making a difference in the lives of children.

We know that you are not afraid of hard work which has only gotten harder in the recent years.

We know you buy supplies with your own money and extend yourself far beyond your job description to help and mentor students.

We know that you are passionate about teaching and cannot help but impart that passion. 

We know that it is often easy to forget the impact that you have as substitute teachers. Schools are busy places, so it’s no wonder that you sometimes miss out on chances to stop and reflect upon the influence that you’ve had over the young people in your care. Often, it’s the little conversations, the easily-forgotten asides, the friendly smile or brief compliment that mean the most to young people. While you might forget them by the time you accept another assignment and enter a new classroom, those words can remain with a young person for a long time, shaping their personalities and outlooks on life.

Our schools depend on you to creatively, selflessly, and passionately work with their students to help build the next generation.

We sincerely appreciate you,

EOC Management Team


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Many of you are familiar with the demonstration flight attendants give regarding appropriate procedures in the event of an emergency and the warning that if there is a decline in cabin pressure, masks will drop from the ceiling that will supply the oxygen necessary. The point is stressed during the presentation that people must put on their own masks before they can turn and assist someone else.

The lesson we, as teachers, can learn is that in order to influence someone else’s behavior we must first have control of our own. This is a powerful concept and one that educators should take to heart.

By securing our own mask first and taking control of our own actions, we as educators can then create an environment where students are capable of behaving well. In addition to watching for appropriate student behavior, teachers should notice their own appropriate behavior, which includes:

  • Setting clear expectations and following those expectations
  • Recognizing appropriate behavior
  • Removing sarcasm
  • Responding non-coercively to inappropriate student behavior

If teachers can master their own behavior, it will increase the likelihood of appropriate student behavior. The most important principle is that the teacher must first gain control of his own behavior before he can expecting appropriate behavior from someone else. Eleanor Roosevelt put it beautifully when she said, “It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.” 

So, whose behavior are we trying to control? The answer is: our own. By controlling our own behavior, we become an example for the students and as a byproduct, create an environment where students are able to behave well.

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"Every single day, I am inspired by the people I meet who do extraordinary things to improve the world. Their everyday acts and sacrifices are truly superhuman, and in no profession is this more evident than teaching." ~Allan Golston

If you are looking for meaningful part-time work in education, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Educators On Call (EOC) is dedicated to placing passionate and qualified substitute teachers with various charter schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland to provide daily and long-term coverage.

Whether you are looking to return to the workforce, new to the teaching profession, retired but want to stay connected with the community or work while still in school, EOC has the opportunities and the scheduling flexibility you need.

We are looking to build a strong and diverse team of:

  • State certified substitutes teachers
  • Non-certified substitutes teachers (minimum Bachelor's degree required)
  • Special education (SPED) substitutes teachers

Substitutes are needed to fill:

  • General short and long term assignments
  • SPED short and long term assignments
  • Long term to Permanent placements

What can EOC offer you?

  • Competitive Bi-weekly pay
  • Flexibility
  • Exposure
  • Experience

New and seasoned educators get the opportunity to enter the education field on a part-time basis and enhance valuable skills:

  • K-12 Instruction (All Subjects)
  • Best ways to follow lesson plans
  • Classroom Management & Discipline
  • Student Engagement
  • IEP Documentation
  • Time management

and much more!


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Still not sure if this is the right career move for you? Check out our blog: EOC’s Top 10 Advantages of Substitute Teaching.

You might like this blog as well: Second Career As A Substitute Teacher

Connect with EOC:

If you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children, you're the one we're looking for!

Call 888-248-4801 for more information.

Educators On Call is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

join-our-team-of-substitute-teachers-7Educators On Call serves our community in any capacity.  This year EOC staff will participate in a day of service on Saturday, November 26, donating our time, attention and love to the homeless youth serviced by Youth Services, Inc (YSI).  We are also hosting a clothing drive collecting new pajamas, socks and underclothes.  This drive will begin effective immediately and end December 28, 2016.  Please send or deliver any donations to the Educators On Call office.

YSI is a local non-profit organization geared towards helping homeless youth and their families. YSI.  is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. For more than sixty years, YSI has upheld a tradition of excellence, dedicated to meeting the changing needs of children and families in Philadelphia.

Please share this opportunity to give back amongst your network of family and friends. We are trying to bless as many children as possible.



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11Those in primary and secondary education come from many different backgrounds, cultures and career paths, but we all have one thing in common…passion for supporting youth.  

Substitute teaching allows for a flexible schedule and short-term commitments. This is perfect for those pursuing teaching as a secondary job or for those like Jefferson County Justice of the Peace, Ted Harden who decided to pursue teaching after retirement.  

“I always enjoyed being around the kids and I told my wife if I ever retired from banking, I wanted to substitute teach. She said I would last two weeks, and that was 10 years ago.”

Read more about Mr. Harden’s journey into substitute teaching .        

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16Educators On Call aims to equip our substitute teachers with strategies to create a seamless transition from the regular teacher to the substitute, then back to the regular teacher. To accomplish that goal we give our substitute teachers the appropriate tools and procedures to help guide them through this transition.

We have developed a fun and creative infographic for  “Effective Classroom Management Strategies”. We hope that after reading and understanding these tips, your experience as a substitute continues with ease.

We encourage administrators to share this with their staff. We also encourage any educator, at any level to download and print.  

It is our hope that these tips will not only help our substitutes but all educators to grow and improve in their profession.

Cheers to happy teaching & being lifelong learners!

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We are so excited to announce the Educators On Call CEO, Tara Aldrich, is one of several amazing women entrepreneurs being honored with the 2016 SmartCEO Brava Award!

The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C-suite executives. Brava award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community, and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at a high-energy awards gala.

2016 SmartCEO Brava Award Winners.