In the main hallway of Daleville High School, a sign above a bulletin board that features the faces of 13 substitutes reads, “I’m a substitute teacher. What’s your super power?”
When a regular faculty member cannot be at school, substitutes are there to save the day, and DHS thanks their substitutes for their help and support.
These men and women can be called on to work with students for any length of time anywhere in the school, including in the nurse’s office, making them a valuable part of the DHS family.
Several faculty members offered words of thanks, describing the school’s substitutes as “amazing” people who “do the impossible.” Many have said being a substitute is a “thankless job,” but the dedication of the substitute teachers at DHS “doesn’t go unnoticed.”
Blake Garner, history teacher and coach at DHS, said all the regular DHS faculty are thankful for the substitutes at DHS.
“Thank you all for what you do,” he said. “It means a great deal to teachers who need a reliable substitute when he or she has to be out. I know teachers don't get many pats on the backs. I am sure substitutes get less than that. So to you all, a big thank you.”