With schools across the country back in session, some have been forced to temporarily shut down due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
At Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, 9th grade English teacher Sydney Jensen says she’s facing “the hardest year of teaching” she’s experienced in her eight years on the job. In previous years she loved going to work every morning, she says, but now she’s feeling burned out.
“I ask myself a lot of days how much longer I can do this,” says Jensen, a 2019 Teacher of the Year in Nebraska. “And that is not something that I’m used to.”