Spotlights

Substitute Spotlights

Here we spotlight our stand-out substitutes!
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Substitute Spotlights

Twice each month, we spotlight standout substitutes based on ratings and comments from the schools where they have worked. Continue reading below to see the substitutes that have been spotlighted this school year!

Mandi Taylor

Mandi Taylor works with schools just a little ways south of Salt Lake City, UT. She has been with Senya since April of 2023.

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What brought you into substitute teaching?

“Substitute teaching has been such a great experience for me! The flexibility and ‘school hours’ schedule is fantastic as I work full time juggling my job as a wedding planner and mom of 5 kids on evenings and weekends.”

What is your favorite thing about subbing?

“The opportunities to meet and interact with so many new people daily! I love the kids and helping them believe in themselves even just for a day! I also love supporting and helping the amazing profession of teachers.”

School Reviews

"Arrives early, has a positive attitude, and has become familiar with our school." - Kathy D., Providence Hall Elementary

"Mandi is an excellent substitute! She interacts well with students and follows sub plans with exactness." - Melanie E., Utah Military Academy Lehi

"Classroom left clean and tidy; excellent classroom management; followed lesson plans; left detailed notes; positive student engagement." - Reannon K., Utah Military Academy Lehi

"Excellent classroom management." - Burgundi K., Providence Hall High School

Zachery Krebs

Zachery Krebs works with schools in Herriman and other nearby communities in Utah. He has been with Senya since October of 2023.

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What brought you into substitute teaching?

“Substitute teaching was a good fit for me while I am between my church mission and going to college.”

What is your favorite thing about subbing?

“I love being able to joke and have fun with the kids I'm teaching while helping them get their work done.”

School Reviews

"He was awesome! Great notes and my classroom was clean!" - Chrissy K., Providence Hall Jr. High

"Positive attitude. Arrived on time." - Kathy D., Providence Hall Elementary

Kristen Henry

Kristen works with schools across the west valley communities south of Salt Lake City. She has been with Senya since November of 2022.

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What brought you into substitute teaching?

“I started substitute teaching after hearing that schools were in desperate need of substitutes because of the effects of COVID-19."

What is your favorite thing about subbing?

“My favorite thing about substitute teaching is the flexibility it provides. I can set my own schedule and take the jobs I prefer."

School Reviews

"Classroom left clean and tidy, excellent classroom management, and left detailed notes." - Jason G., Hawthorn Academy West Jordan

"Followed lesson plans and had positive student engagement." - Hanna E., Entheos Academy Kearns

"Kristen Henry is a fantastic sub. She works hard to follow the lesson plans and have the students complete the work they are supposed to. She is a good communicator when something is unclear to ensure that your classes will be successful. Highly recommend!" - Cora L., Early Light Academy

Suzanne Resendiz

Suzanne works with schools across the west valley and Utah valley areas that are just a little south of Salt Lake City, UT. She has been with Senya since 2020!

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What brought you into substitute teaching?

“I enjoy teaching. I have taught English online and am a yoga instructor on the side. I wanted to get a feel for how it is as a teacher. Now, working with kids has been fun, challenging, and rewarding. I'm glad to have the opportunity!"

What is your favorite thing about subbing?

“One of my favorite things about substitute teaching is I get to provide help for the kids and schools however big or small the contribution is."

School Reviews

Suzanne earned 23 five-star ratings in the months of December and January!

"Outstanding, involved, dependable!" - Stephanie H., American Leadership Academy

"Suzanne was awesome! She engaged with the students and even asked if I needed help during the teacher's prep period!" - Stephanie H., American Leadership Academy

Janessa Chaffin

Janessa works with schools across the west valley area south of Salt Lake City, UT. She has been with Senya since September of 2022.

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What brought you into substitute teaching?

“When my kids were in school all day, I wanted to start working but have a flexible schedule. Since I was volunteering at their school a lot anyway, I felt that substitute teaching would be a perfect fit."

What is your favorite thing about subbing?

“I love working with all the students and seeing them learn and understand new concepts. It’s rewarding to see them take on a challenge and succeed."

School Reviews

Janessa has maintained a perfect 5-star rating across 60+ jobs on the Senya platform!

"Helpful and amazing as always!" - Mikayla L., Early Light Academy

"Classroom left clean and tidy. Excellent classroom management! Followed lesson plans." - Matt S., Early Light Academy

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