Where are the substitute teachers? El Paso educators stressed by lack of backup for their classes

EL PASO – School districts are seeing a shortage in substitute teachers and it is taking its toll on educators. Rebecca Moreno, a substitute teacher with the El Paso Independent School District, says the need for subs is overwhelming. “I have been getting a lot of calls, there’s just a lot of work out there, but there are only so many of us out there,” Moreno said, adding that she hopes more people will try to join the teaching pool. “We need people to step up to the plate, you know to come out and help out our community. We desperately need it and we are a great team, great community and the kids are amazing.”