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Staffing for a brighter future.

We know that every member of your team makes a difference in the lives of your students. That’s why we’ve developed education staffing software and services that ensure the school support staff assisting your teachers, feeding your students, and cleaning your hallways are as reliable and passionate as you are.


Time +



Onboarding + Training


Coaching +

HR Support

Education Staffing Solutions

At Spur, we oversee and manage every aspect of the employee lifecycle from recruitment to retention. We do it all, and we do it faster, smarter, and more affordably than our education staffing competitors (thanks to the power of our proprietary staffing software).

Whether you’re looking to fill on-demand, short-term, or long-term positions, we’ve got all of your education staffing needs covered.

Position Specialties

From paraprofessionals to substitutes to cafeteria nutrition workers (and more), we’re proficient in and passionate about powering the progress of hardworking hourly employees and the school systems they serve. Regardless of the credentialing and certification requirements, we’re experienced and equipped to ensure that your education staffing needs are qualified and covered with people who are as reliable and passionate as you are.

Bus Aides

Bus Drivers

Cafeteria Nutrition Workers

Certified Substitutes


Instructional Aides

Licensed Practical Nurses

Non-Certified Substitutes


Security Guards

Special Education Aides

Teacher Aides

Benefits of Spur Staffing

We’re a people-focused organization obsessed with service delivery. With Spur, you get a more efficient and effective education staffing experience at a responsibly lower cost.

Education staffing solutions shouldn't cost your organization a fortune. Which is why we take a low-cost, responsible approach to pricing. On average, our customers save upwards of 20% when switching from other education staffing providers. No hidden fees. No implementation costs. No costly surprises.

There’s a faster, better, smarter way to manage your hourly employees, and we’ve developed cutting-edge education staffing software to prove it. No more cumbersome paper time cards, confusing requisition processes, or burdensome new hire paperwork to sort through. Now, you can easily access and manage it all from your computer or phone at the click of a button.

We work hard for the hard at work. That’s why we provide our education staffing customers with 24/7 support. While we make it easy for you to access any training, tools, and resources that you may need, we’re also here for you whenever you need us by email, phone, chat, or text.

With our proprietary education staffing software and focus on employee satisfaction we’re able to provide our customers with increased fill rates, higher retention rates, and happier hourly employees at a more affordable price. With an average company-wide fill rate range of 95-98%, we fill more jobs at a lower cost than other staffing providers. If that doesn’t make you smile, then we don’t know what will.

Education Staffing Success Team

With over 10+ years of working together to provide quality service and support to our staffing customers, we can assure you that our team has the depth and breadth of experience to successfully deliver on our promises and exceed your commercial staffing needs.

Our team is our pride and joy, and we know that when you choose to work with Spur, they’ll quickly become yours too.

Spur Staffing COO

Crystal DiFrancesca

Crystal is a dedicated professional who values the meaningful work that she does at Spur. Since 2016, she has developed and managed Spur’s exceptional customer support operations. In addition, Crystal also oversees all HR functions at Spur – supporting over 6,000 team members nationwide.

With her profound understanding of the HR requirements for completing background checks, verifying I-9 forms, approving worker qualifications, conducting employee training sessions, and managing worker’s compensation claims, she leads her team to successfully achieve 100% HR compliance – every single day.

Crystal is truly exceptional. Not only does she maintain 100% HR compliance, but she leads the customer support team to a 90% customer satisfaction rating by ensuring that 1) support calls are answered within 90 seconds; 2) support calls are resolved within 3 minutes; and 3) support emails, texts, and chats are addressed within 1 hour. Crystal understands that time is precious, and she works hard to ensure everyone gets more time back in their day to focus on what truly matters.

Outside of work, she loves spending quality time with her family doing crafts, and engaging in outdoor activities.

Spur Staffing CTO

Steve Daily

Steve has known that he wanted to work with computers since high school. He started classes there and went on to get a degree in Computer Science. He worked as a government contractor for 8+ years joining Spur as part of our payroll engineering team and has since become the lead of the engineering department.

Spur Staffing Accountant
Director of Accounting + Payroll

Jennifer Hailey

After a successful accounting career at the US Space and Rocket Center, a global attraction for space enthusiasts, Jennifer decided to set her sights on new challenges and adventures when she joined Spur in 2016 as our Director of Accounting. She works closely with Spur’s customers to customize invoicing to their specific needs so reconciliation is simple and easy.

In addition to providing exceptional accounting, billing, and payroll support to Spur’s customers and employees, Jennifer and her team maintain a 16-day sales outstanding (DSO), 99.5% accurate and complete weekly payroll & billing, and 100% compliance with all federal and state payroll and business taxes.

When Jennifer isn’t buried in a spreadsheet, she loves to cook, fish, and travel.

Spur Staffing Recruiter

Ashley Barnes

Ashley is a seasoned professional with an impressive track record in K-12 recruitment, amassing over six years of valuable experience in the field. Her expertise shines particularly in assembling and cultivating substitute teacher teams tailored to meet the unique demands of large urban school districts. Her knack for identifying talent and creating cohesive, effective teams has been a cornerstone of her success.

Moreover, Ashley boasts a deep understanding of the intricacies within Special Education position categories. Her knowledge in this area further complements her ability to navigate the complexities of staffing in educational settings, ensuring that specialized roles are filled with the right individuals who possess the necessary skills and dedication.

Her passion for education and her commitment to sourcing top-tier talent have not only contributed to the success of schools and districts but have also positively impacted the educational experiences of countless students. Ashley’s blend of recruitment acumen and specialized knowledge makes her an invaluable asset in the realm of educational staffing and support.

Spur Staffing Recruiter

Merry Gast

Merry is an impassioned professional dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey toward fulfilling careers in K-12 Education. With an unwavering enthusiasm for matching candidates with the perfect roles, Merry stands out for her high-touch approach to recruitment. Her commitment extends beyond mere placement; she consistently engages and communicates with candidates, fostering strong relationships and ensuring a supportive experience throughout the process.

Having amassed over six years of invaluable experience in K-12 recruitment, Merry possesses an extensive understanding of various position categories within this educational domain. Her profound expertise particularly shines in Child Nutrition jobs, where she demonstrates unparalleled insight and proficiency. Merry’s comprehensive knowledge spans diverse roles within K-12 Education, enabling her to provide invaluable guidance to candidates seeking their ideal positions.

Notably, Merry’s impact transcends boundaries, as she collaborates not only with small and medium-sized districts but also with some of the largest school districts across the nation. Her versatility and adaptability allow her to cater to a wide spectrum of educational institutions, effectively addressing their unique needs and facilitating optimal matches between candidates and roles.

With a genuine passion for empowering individuals to thrive in their careers within the K-12 Education sector, Merry continues to make a significant difference by connecting talent with opportunities that align with their aspirations and expertise. Her dedication, combined with her extensive industry knowledge, positions her as an invaluable resource for both candidates and educational institutions seeking excellence in their staffing and recruitment endeavors.

Spur Staffing Specialist
Customer Success Specialist

Derinda Moody

Derinda is an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge in education, behavioral science, and human resources. She holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Athens State University, and she has over 28 years of experience working with students, parents, and educators to help them become the best versions of themselves.

Derinda started out her career at Spur as a Substitute Teacher in 2018, and she was quickly promoted to a position as a Special Education Paraprofessional. In 2019, Derinda received another promotion and became a Community Support Representative at Spur’s corporate headquarters.

Nowadays, Derinda serves as the primary point of contact for many of Spur’s commercial and education staffing customers – working tirelessly to ensure that we are delivering an exceptional customer experience to each and every one.

With her sharp skillset and unyielding determination, Derinda has proven to be an invaluable asset who always seeks new ways to help others reach their goals. Derinda truly lives by her motto: Try to end every conversation with a positive or encouraging thought.

Spur Staffing Specialist
Customer Success Specialist

Vickie Lawrence

Vickie is an astute professional with an extraordinary capacity for uniting and leading teams to reach their peak performance. With impressive experience in human resources, communications, and account management – she is a master of strategizing, problem-solving, and cultivating strong relationships.

At Spur, Vickie is responsible for guaranteeing a successful hire rate by providing cutting-edge training, support, and coaching. Equipped with a sharp intellect and sparkling charisma, Vickie has completely devoted herself to data-driven success while keeping transparency and collaboration at the forefront. Her energy and enthusiasm are sure to drive any organization’s objectives forward.

Contact Spur

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