Local districts face teacher shortages

August 28, 2018

DeKALB – Gail High, music teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, beamed as she walked around her third-grade class, each and every student clapping and trying to catch on to the slippery concept of music.

She gauged the crowd, asking for those who excelled in the exercise to put thumbs-up, then asking the rest to show a sideways thumb or a thumbs-down.

“Who just did … ugh?” she asked, and a few students were forthcoming enough to admit they’d butchered “Miss Mary Mack.”

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