Substitute Management - New Hire Information


    GCPS substitute teachers complete online training specifically designed to help non-teachers succeed in their role as a guest leader of the classroom. This online training addresses effective classroom management strategies, special education basics, classroom technology, professionalism, school safety, Absence Management, and other helpful topics. 

    Our substitute training program is designed to provide you with an overview of the information needed to successfully fulfill your role as a substitute. For substitute teachers, the documents below must be completed prior to attending Substitute Teacher Orientation. Please bring each completed form with you to your schedule orientation session.

    Required Forms


    Absence Management (formerly Aesop)

    Gwinnett County Public Schools utilizes an automated substitute placement and absence management system called Absence Management. This system allows substitute-eligible employees to request a substitute online, by telephone, or by mobile device. Substitutes can also search and accept assignments online, by telephone, or by mobile device via Absence Management.

    Teachers report their absences by calling a toll-free number or by logging into Absence Management. Substitutes can proactively fill their work calendars by searching for available assignments 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling a toll-free number or by logging into Absence Management. 

    Please access Absence Management online at or by calling 1-800-942-3767 to create your profile. Your ID is your telephone number, including the area code, and your Pin is your five-digit zip code.