It’s almost March and that means it’s time to recognize a new Sub of the Month! Our February Sub of the Month is new to Colorado Springs, but certainly not new to substitute teaching. Meet Heidi Shea!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi! My name is Heidi Shea. I’m new to Colorado, but I come with 10 years of experience substituting at the elementary level. I enjoy nurturing students academically, socially, physically, and mentally. I also enjoy giving teachers the opportunity to learn outside the classroom or take much needed rest time.
Why did you decide to be a substitute teacher?
I was a juvenile probation officer for seven years, but the stress was too much. Soon after I resigned, I was diagnosed with Lupus. I began substituting, so I could focus on my health.
What do you love most about substitute teaching?
I love the flexibility and diversity.
Do you have a favorite grade or subject you like to teach and why?
I enjoy teaching elementary math and hearing a student say, “Oh, I get it now”.
If you had to give any advice to a new substitute teacher, what would it be?
Teachers and staff are always willing to help if you have a difficult student.