Education

Substitute Teaching During COVID-19

Substitute teacher Monica Smith does not mind answering the substitute call.
Substitute teacher Monica Smith does not mind answering the substitute call.
Credit Monica Smith

School districts across Georgia report they are having a difficult time finding substitute teachers during the pandemic.

Especially now, since many districts are slowly returning to in-person instruction. Regular teachers are pushing back because they fear contracting COVID-19.

The state won’t expand vaccine eligibility to include teachers for at least two to three weeks due to a shortage, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Wednesday.

Still, substitute teacher Monica Smith does not mind answering the substitute call.

Smith says she helps the Fulton County School District fill their teacher gap by substituting in the classroom.

Smith continued, she has, however, witnessed the substitute pool dwindle.

 

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