From News West 9, March 11, 2022, by Francisco Soto
ODESSA, Texas — Shortages is something we are hearing about too often these days, and it’s not just food.
On Thursday, the Texas Education Agency announced the creation of the Teacher Vacancy Task Force. The goal is to help address staffing challenges facing Texas public schools.
NewsWest 9 spoke to Scott Muri, Superintendent for Ector County Independent School District. He said the area has been struggling with teacher shortages for several years even before the state started experiencing the same thing. …
“We have a program in ECISD called Opportunity Culture and it allows our very best and most effective teachers to teach half a day and then coach their peers the other half,” said Muri. “It allows for that master teacher to share his or her knowledge with their peers so we are developing teachers capacity in our system with that opportunity.”