It’s time to begin the lesson and as you work with students during the period you notice a girl who is obviously struggling with the concept.
You go over and give her some individual instruction as the others work through the lesson. You reach into your bag of life experiences to give the girl an example that makes the concept easily understandable and then move on to check the progress of other students. As the students leave the class 45 minutes later, the girl you helped stops, smiles, shakes your hand and thanks you for helping her.
This scene will play over six more times in the day for a substitute teacher. Some experiences will be better than others. You will have times during the day when you will question why you do the job and then you will remember that girl in first period.
Mineral Wells ISD is in need of more substitute teachers who want to make a difference in children’s lives. If you are interested, please go online to www.mwisd.net and complete an application.
MWISD hires substitutes according to the needs of the district and generally in this order: degreed with a Texas teaching certification, degreed and non-degreed.
Substitute teachers are paid $65 per day. For more information, contact Jay Walsworth, assistant superintendent, or Sandra McFall, substitute coordinator, at (940) 325-6404.