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.