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Contra Costa County is seeking substitute teachers, Lynn Mackey, the Contra Costa County superintendent of schools, announced this week.

Contra Costa County is seeking substitute teachers, Lynn Mackey, the Contra Costa County superintendent of schools, announced this week.

“We face a shortage of educators in our community and across our state,” Mackey said in a news release. “More than 13,500 teachers retired across California at the end of last year, about a thousand more than the year before. With this shortage of educators comes a shortage of substitute teachers.”

Mackey said substitute teachers need only a bachelor’s degree, basic subject-matter proficiency, and a passion for working with students.

“Being a substitute teacher is a great opportunity for retirees, recent college graduates, or those looking for flexible, part-time work,” she said. “ Being a sub is also a great way to see if the education field is the career for you.”

Those interested in a position can apply by contacting the local school district’s human resources department or by visiting cocoschools.org/becomeasub.

More information about becoming a substitute teacher (or any of the other school-based positions) will also be available at a job fair being hosted at the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s Stewart Building at 77 Santa Barbara Road in Pleasant Hill on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 925-942-3388.

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