‘We can’t do it without them’

Special ed aides necessary in local classrooms


Tyler Qualls, a special education instructional aide at Mariposa Elementary School, poses for a portrait outside his classroom last Tuesday. Amid an instructional aide shortage, Qualls exemplifies the job when done at its best — and he finds fulfillment in his daily responsibilities. Photo by Allen LamanWhen students returned to Mariposa County Unified School buildings last year after an extended period of remote learning, Tyler Qualls, a special education instructional aide at Mariposa Elementa...

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