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Re: Re:the job

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Ted Beilby (tbeilby)
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 10:45:44 -0500


I have been in a very similar situation 5 years ago. I took a job to teach
art for one hour at a junior high with the incentive that there would be at
least one full time job opening up in the district when two middle schools
opened. Before school started my job was expanded to include teaching an
hour of study skills and an our of study hall. I had student loans to pay
and many other school related bills. I was not single so my husband's
income helped but we were by no means financially stable (more bills than
What saved me. The art teacher at the jr. high called for me and then
introduced me to two elementary school principles. I then proposed art
lessons for their elementary schools that have no art teachers. I was hired
by the PTA's at these two schools. I filled out the rest of my day by
teaching one class per week to every student in these two elementary
schools, 1st through 6th grades. I went into the classrooms with cart. I
did end up teaching 7 to 8 classes a day. Financially this did help sustain
us until the middle schools opened up and I got that position. Also,
several small jobs came up, parents wanting their child to have after school
art classes and I took all of these. I also took a small job teaching at a
senior citizens center before I got these jobs.

Best wishes,
Diane Beilby
Middle School Art Teacher (6th and 7th)