Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Amanda von Moos is the co-founder of Substantial Classrooms, a national nonprofit on a mission to unlock the potential of substitute teaching, and co-author of the book Substantial Classrooms: Redesigning the Substitute Teaching Experience (Jossey-Bass, 2020). She brings this passion to her work to make sub teacher systems work better for schools, rooted in deep appreciation for the work of principals, teachers, and school office staff.

For the past decade Amanda has worked in various capacities to redesign the systems that support schools as a principal coach and process improvement specialist (where among other projects, she helped improve the substitute teacher fill rate). Amanda regularly consults with school systems across the county on substitute teaching systems. She is also the author of Increasing Your Pool of SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, the extensive digital resource handbook you will receive at the institute.

You will gain dozens of ideas for reducing turnover, increasing your pool of substitute teachers, and strengthening your substitute teacher program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Amanda was innovative and energetic. She brought a lot of excitement, passion and practical ideas to a very important and timely topic facing district leaders across the country right now."

"Amanda is very real and realistic! She is grounded in reality, understanding the complexities and challenges facing districts, while offering innovative ideas."

"Insightful, articulate, knowledgeable, caring, and passionate. Those are a few words that come to mind after spending the morning with Amanda."

"Amanda is clearly one of the premier leaders on the topic of sub teacher systems. She has the heart for it and the ability to communicate what steps can be taken to improve sub system management."

"Amanda was thoughtful, engaging, relevant, and collaborative. She gets it! You sense right away her great empathy and understanding of what schools and district leaders are struggling with."

"There's the research and the practice. Amanda's research is about the practice, so it really crosses over into a very practical realm and specific ideas districts can use to make a real difference with the sub teacher shortage."