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Substitute Teaching

Elementary, Middle School, High School
(grades 2-12)

After considering the possibility for a number of years, I took the CBEST and got my Substitute Teaching permit in the Fall of 2016. I am currently registered in three school districts, the city I live in and two contiguous cities, with a combined total of two dozen possible schools.

So far, I've subbed for 2nd - 8th grades. I enjoy the "teach many subjects" aspect of elementary schools as much as the "teach the same thing several times" opportunities provided by middle school classes.

I have always loved Language Arts and Science, so I expected to be particularly interested in those subjects going in. One thing I had not expected, however, was to discover how much I actually enjoy Math, at least elementary school through middle school Math. I have also discovered that I'm good at math and I enjoy teaching it.

I'm not signing up to sub for Special Educatiion, PE, shop, or music teachers and I'm unlikely to accept assignments to sub for social studies above 7th grade. I'm also not looking for assignments with kindergarten or first grade classes, although I may sub briefly for first grade in a "roving" capacity.