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About Us

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Established in 2013, Ohio Substitute Teacher Services (OSTS), formally North Coast Shared Services Alliance, provides school districts in Ohio with quality substitute teachers. We are a collaboration of the Educational Service Centers of Northeast Ohio, Lorain County, Medina County, and Rachel Wixey & Associates.  Ohio Substitute Teacher Services expands into Southeast Ohio where our affiliate partners, the ESC of Columbiana County and the ESC of East Central Ohio, provide substitute services to school districts in their respective areas.  

OSTS partners provide the following substitute management services:
- Recruitment and Screening
- Compliance
- Training
- Schedule Management
- State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) Management Services
- Payroll Services and Risk Management

Ohio Substitute Teacher Services represents approximately 60 school districts in 13 counties including Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Summit in Northeast Ohio and Belmont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Jefferson, Monroe, and Tuscarawas in Southern Ohio.

OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE:  To place substitute teachers in classrooms who provide consistent delivery of quality instruction in a safe and productive learning environment during the absence of a regular classroom teacher.

Please contact us at [email protected] to speak to a representative and learn how we can help your district.