ST. CHARLES, Mo. ( -- 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.

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