Workshop participants

A group of students pose for a photo after completing the Emerging Educators workshop at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative.

MANSFIELD — Crystal Davis Weese, Terri Bucci and Ashley Smith know the substitute teacher shortage is a problem. 

They believe the answer is right here in our community.

Workshop group photo

Crystal Davis Weese, left, and Ashley Smith, right, pose for a photo with a group of workshop participants. 

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