Addressing the West Virginia Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning livestreams certified teachers into districts in pursuit of greater educational equity
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Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction
We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.
Built by Educators for Educators
Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.
Certified Teachers
Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also trained in our Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to ensure they’re dynamic, engaging, and caring.
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Teacher shortage in West Virginia

West Virginia needs skilled, certified teachers to teach its students. Researchers from West Virginia University have found, "There are not simply 700 or more empty classrooms in schools around the Mountain State at any given moment during the school year.”

The problems include under-qualified short-term subs, long-term substitutes, retired former teachers filling in a role and teachers forced to teach a subject they didn’t specialize in. A 35% drop in enrollment in teacher certification classes has caused a grim future for the West Virginia teacher shortage. 

In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.

Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in WV

HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
Districts Impacted in West Virginia
Rave Reviews in West Virginia

“We saw that this model is more personalized because you have a teacher. They use your textbook, they use your standards, and there is that face-to-face communication two or three times a week depending on what you choose.”

Dr. Ingrida Barker
,
Associate Superintendent, McDowell County School District
Meet Your State Representative!
Sarah Hurley
Director of School Partnerships
Sarah Hurley is the Director of School Partnerships for the mid-Atlantic region. Sarah has been consulting with educators for over 18 years to find and implement technology solutions that provide students with high quality and engaging educational experiences. Sarah is passionate about education and the positive impact it has on individuals, communities, and society as a whole. Sarah delights in the opportunity to empower teachers and students to engage in the learning process through technology. Her joy comes from partnering with educators to ensure that students have access to the best education regardless of life circumstances.

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