Substitute teaching is even tougher during the COVID-19 pandemic
With so many regular teachers getting sick, going into quarantine or experiencing burnout, subs are needed more than ever.
Substitute teacher Patrice Pullen of Orlando, Florida, says she prepared for the challenge early. “I had full regalia on,” she says. “I had the face shield, my gloves. And I said to the kids, ‘I’m your new warrior teacher. You guys are my warrior students.’ I said you’re so brave.”