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Gainesville, Hall school districts struggling to find Hispanic teachers
Systems seek more Spanish-speaking instructors to reach students learning English
Fair Street International Academy assistant principal Julio Cabanas is fluent in Spanish and English. Cabanas left an assistant principal position in Gwinnett County to join the Gainesville school system.
Despite serving schools with large numbers of Hispanic students, Gainesville and Hall County school leaders are struggling to find and hire Hispanic teachers. Part of the problem, according to Gainesville School Superintendent Wanda Creel, is that there has been a steady decline in minorities nationwide that are going into education fields. Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield said his district is running into the same problem.