ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- School administrators say finding dependable substitute teachers can be a real challenge.
Administrators in one local school district think they may have found the answer.
News 4 visited Orchard Farm High School in St. Charles this week and found substitute teachers working in two classrooms.
Both are part of a new program this year called Linden Teach.
Under the program, education students at Lindenwood University work as substitute teachers for the entire year.
It seems to be a win-win for everyone involved.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to get a look at new talent,” said Dr. Melissa Daniel at Orchard Farm. “Almost like a year-long interview for them as well.”
Orchard Farm administrators say they would not be surprised if they end up offering some of the substitutes a full time job.
The Lindenwood students do get paid while doing their substitute teaching.