Bill Mathis had dreamt about being a teacher since he was in third grade. He realized that dream but found the demands of the job very stressful. Then COVID hit and that put him over the edge. He quit last fall — worried that he'd get COVID and transmit it to his parents or his girlfriend, who has lupus.
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There has been a lot of press about teachers leaving the profession, and there are many routes to take outside of the classroom. Here are some to consider.