MOORE HAVEN — Glades County schools need caring and dedicated substitute teachers. In order to assist in this process the Glades County School Board is waiving all fees associated with becoming a substitute teacher. There is an application, fingerprinting, and a short on-line course, which you can complete at home or here in the district office, all at no cost to the applicant.
If you are interested, please call Rosy Pereiro, at 863-946-2083, Extension 117.
A substitute teacher ensures that each student receives quality instruction while their formal teacher is away. Substitute teaching is no longer about popping in a movie; substitutes continue the lesson plan from where the teacher left off. Without a substitute teacher, students could fall behind in a particular lesson or subject.
Substitutes also lighten the workload for teachers.
Most full-time teachers have a lunch hour that they use for planning lessons and grading papers. When a substitute teacher can’t be found, schools will often ask full-time teachers to give up their planning hour in order to fill in. This has a negative effect on the teacher’s ability to plan his/her class effectively, ultimately affecting the student as well.
Many substitutes enjoy the field so much, they decide to pursue education full time. Many substitutes are inspired to go back to school for a teaching degree or to apply towards other full-time careers in the field of education.