(CALIFORNIA POLITICAL REVIEW) – Adrienne Vollmer became a substitute teacher a decade ago to be with her kids all day. Dorothy Bailey became one three years ago to give back. In 2021, the two Moreno Valley Unified educators are among a disappearing breed.
A shortage of substitute teachers this school year has left Inland [California] districts scrambling for educators to fill K-12 classrooms each day. Without bountiful pools of guest educators to use in a pinch, school officials have had to think resourcefully to ensure students have an adult to lead instruction.
The coronavirus pandemic undoubtedly changed the landscape of substitute teaching, officials say, sending longtime guest educators down a different career path this fall.
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