Kelly Educational Staffing Press Room


Kelly Educational Staffing®( KES®) is a specialty service of Kelly Services®, the first staffing provider to develop a comprehensive education talent management solution. After receiving a unique request from a customer in Gulfport, Mississippi to supply substitute teachers, KES was launched in 1997. Fast-forward twenty years later and KES now partners with 7,000+ public, private and charter schools across 35 states, providing quality substitute teacher staffing and management solutions. And that customer in Gulfport? STILL a KES partner district! Read more

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Kelly Educational Staffing® (KES®) is a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc., a leader in workforce solutions and the first staffing provider to develop a comprehensive education talent management solution.  Read more

U.S. Presence

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Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Educational Staffing®
Nicola Soares
Nicola (Nikki) Soares is vice president and managing director of Kelly Educational Staffing (KES®), a specialty service of global workforce solutions provider, Kelly Services® and the largest provider of education staffing solutions to school districts in the United States.

Media Coverage


The Ledger (5/13/19): Lake Gibson Middle has top substitute teacher in Fla.

WPTZ NBC News 5 (5/13/19): Outstanding substitute teacher of 2019: Kate Stein

My Champlain (5/13/19): Kate Stein awarded Vermont 'Substitute Teacher of the Year

WCAX-3 (5/13/19): Burlington substitute teacher at the head of the class

The (5/11/19): Arkansas Substitute Teacher of the Year

Troy Messenger (5/8/19): Reynolds named ‘Alabama sub of the year’

Education Dive (5/7/19): Kelly Educational Staffing® Names Walter Bailey as 2019 National Substitute Teacher of the Year

District Administration (5/7/19): Kelly Educational Staffing® Names Walter Bailey as 2019 National Substitute Teacher of the Year

Erie News Now (5/7/19): Substitute Teacher of the Year

The Bemidji Pioneer (5/7/19): Bemidji's Rollheiser is Minnesota substitute teacher of the year

Detroit Free Press (3/18/19): Most districts aren’t hiring own substitutes

eSchool News (1/1/2019): 96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

NBC Connecticut (1/8/2019): Connecticut Schools Facing Substitute Teacher Shortages


NPR-Illinois: New law lets schools turn to temp agencies for subs

District Administration: Celebrating diversity starts in the classroom

WXYZ-ABC, Detroit: housands of substitute teachers in Michigan affected after company abruptly shuts down

Principal Leadership: Substitute Teachers Serve a Key Role as Educators

Staffing Industry Review: Level Up ~ It’s time for a modular approach to training the workforce of tomorrow

Southeastern Association of School Business Officials (SASBO): The Power in Partnerships

Influential Magazine: People You Should Know

Diversity Journal: Announcing the 2018 Women Worth Watching®Award Winners

Daily Herald (Utah): Utah County school districts, Kelly Educational Staffing work to overcome substitute teacher shortage

WTTA/WFLA Polk Schools: Now Hiring

EdSurge: Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Getting Smart: Ten Ways to Make “Teacher Appreciation” an Everyday Reality

Staffing Industry Analysts-The Staffing Stream: Five key ways and more to help solve the teacher shortage crisis

Staffing Industry Analysts-The Staffing Stream: Teachers are a critical resource. But there simply aren’t enough of them

The Detroit News: Column: Teachers matter: Let’s support them

Influential Magazine: People You Should Know

Staffing Industry Analysts: 2018 Most Influential Leaders of the Industry

The Stevens County Times: On call for substitutes

Hannibal-Courier Post: To fill substitute teacher void, rural school district turns to hiring service

Crain’s Detroit Business: Kelly Services acquires Teachers on Call

Staffing Industry Analysts: Kelly Services Acquires Minnesota-Based Teacher Staffing Firm

The Detroit News:Students need job-savvy counselors

Brown County Democrat: Substitute teachers needed for all schools

KOMU Ch. 8: Columbia agency helps with substitute teacher shortage

The Observer News: Local schools look to hire senior citizens as substitute teachers

Celina Record:Celina ISD enters ongoing agreement for substitute staffing

NPR-ED: An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

The Boston Globe: Some school systems outsourcing search for substitute teachers