Swing Sub Stories: Meet Sandra Alexander

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Journey to Substitute Teaching I began substitute teaching in 1999. During this time, I was going through a divorce and was beginning a new chapter in my life with two very young sons.  I thought teaching was a good career choice for me; however, I needed to earn an income immediately. I knew that I had no time or money to … Read More

Swing Sub Stories: Meet Menen Mathias-Fredericks

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Swing Education substitute teacher Menen Mathias-Fredericks

Whether it be in the operating room or the classroom, Dr. Menen Mathias-Fredericks has dedicated her career to making a difference. Menen, a Swing Education substitute teacher, spent many years in the medical field before becoming a K-12 educator. After attending medical school and completing her residency in general surgery, she embarked on a career in research and healthcare education, … Read More

Swing Sub Stories: Meet Haley Brucato

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Teaching runs in Haley Brucato’s family. So does Swing Education. Haley was raised by educators — her mother and grandmother are teachers. Couple that with her own positive experiences as a student, and it’s only natural that Haley decided to pursue a career in education. “I don’t know if teaching is in our blood or I’ve just grown up around … Read More