TAMPA, Fla. — The substituteThe teacher shortage was at its highest point during the COVID-19 pandemic. The needIs stillGreat today, speaking to an even larger issue
“We recruit every day,”Cheryl Courier was Vice President Practice Leader for Kelly Education Southeast.
Kelly Education is working round the clock to help you. Tampa Bay areaSchools in districts substitute teachers.
“We are providing the school district with about 1,000 substitutes a day,”Courier.
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“There weren’t enough bodies to fill the openings during the pandemic,”Courier.
The needIs stillIt’s great to be here today, but it speaks to a much bigger problem.
“I think we’re always going to need substitute teachers with education losing teachers at the rate they are,”Courier.
Teachers across the nation have been forced to retire early or quit due to the pandemic. This has exacerbated an already-established teacher and administrator problem. substituteTeacher shortage
“Without a substitute teacher, a teacher is just stretched beyond anyone’s expectations for anything we should expect really of our teachers,”Courier.
The end of the school year may be near but the recruitment for the next school year continues. moreSubs continue.
“We don’t stop. We continue recruiting right up to the last day of school and then through the summer trying to increase our pool and make sure we have enough substitutes to cover for teachers when they’re out,”Courier.
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Districts want to be prepared. COVID-19 still in the community, they want to stay prepared in case there’s another surge in cases that could cause teachers to quarantine.
Kelly Education is always looking for people who want to work in the community. substitute teachers.
“This is a great opportunity to try teaching out and see if it’s something you would like to do,”Courier.
For more information, call 813-518-5999.
“We certainly would love for the members of the community to reach out and try substitute teaching,”Courier.
Kelly Education is seeking subs for K-12. They offer flexible schedules as well as weekly pay.
“People forget just how important substitute teachers are to the success of our community, not just our schools. Because really substitute teachers just like teachers are helping to educate our next generation,”Courier.