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How I found freedom in substitute teaching

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Although Logan Rose loved her career as a writer, she wasn’t fulfilled by her day to day. So, she sought out new opportunities that would allow her to have an impact and give back to her community. When she began substitute teaching, everything clicked into place.

Itching to make a difference

Before becoming a substitute teacher, I worked as a copywriter at an internet marketing agency. Although I love writing for a living, I was sad to be tied to my desk and started feeling like I wasn’t doing anything meaningful.

Subbing allowed me to quit my day job and work part-time as a freelance writer and editor. It also got me out of the house and back into the community, which was extremely important to me after what we all went through with COVID-19.

I unexpectedly fell in love with teaching kindergarteners because I get to truly teach these kids how to be students and people. While it can be challenging, I spend most of my time on my feet instead of in my head or at my desk, which is exactly what I wanted.

Subbing = freedom

Subbing gave me freedom from a job that was draining me of my life force and the flexibility to pursue my own passions. It makes me feel like a part of the community. I sub one class almost every Friday, and I definitely feel like I am a part of that school and those kids’ lives.

I feel like I’m giving back and sharing myself in a way that feels physical and tangible, and I love it.

Why I sub with Swing

When I was first looking into subbing, everything seemed so difficult! The applications were not user-friendly and I thought I was going to have to take a test.

I was about to give up when I found Swing. Now, I just follow instructions to get my training and certs and book all my assignments quickly and easily online whenever I want them.

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