Education has been a key issue in Illinois over the past year, and now school districts are in need of what can be called an “unsung hero” of a child’s education, substitute teachers.
Pana School District Superintendent Jason Bauer previously worked as superintendent in the Donovan School District near the Indiana border. He says he knows the struggle for educators.
Central A&M School District Superintendent Dr. DeAnn Heck says it is important for students to be able to learn from substitute teachers because it helps the kids to build relationships and continue their education while the regular classroom teacher is out.
Bauer agrees with Heck on the importance of a substitute teacher, saying the less disruptions of educating kids there are, the better.
For those interested in becoming a substitute teacher, the Regional Office of Education #3 will be holding a free informational meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. on December 12th at Lincoln Land Community College’s Taylorville campus in room 1207.