Parents step in as emergency substitute teachers in Lake Washington School District

With temporary school closures and staff shortages mounting, school leaders hope more parents will step into the classroom.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Angela Meekhof started a new job today. 

She’s a Lake Washington School District parent who stepped into the classroom as an emergency substitute teacher for Mark Twain Elementary school. 

“I think right now it’s easy to feel down and even just complain but this seemed like a great way to be a part of the solution,” Meekhof said. 

Another Lake Washington School District parent Mary Oemig just received her guest staff badge and is ready to step into the classroom when

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