Schools see shortage of male teachers

Sarah Hinckley - Herald Staff

After 20 years of working with cows, Rick Beal decided to take on a different animal: kindergarten students.

In his second year at Northeast Elementary School, Beal is one of seven full-time elementary male teachers out of 61 total — 11.5 percent — within the Rutland City public schools.

Statewide, men fill 13 percent of the full-time kindergarten to sixth-grade teaching positions.

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