From Texas Public Radio:
This is the first in a three-part series on San Antonio’s teacher shortage. Read part two and part three.
Erin Deason had to fill more teacher vacancies this year than she’s had to fill in any other year in her nearly two decades as principal of Jackson Middle School on San Antonio’s near North East side.
Seventeen of her teachers quit or retired at the end of last school year, but she considers herself lucky because she was able to fill 15 of those vacancies by the time school started in August.
“There are some schools that still have a lot of teacher vacancies. I’ve been lucky with it just being the two,” said Deason.
Jackson started the school year short two special education teachers and five instructional assistants. A couple of weeks in, they also lost their librarian.