I'm wondering if my old principal has moved to your area??? I had a principal
chase me down to tell me I couldn't wear tennis shoes to her school. This was
when I was an art-on-a-cart teacher who had to teach 30 minute classes back to
back on differnt sides of the campus. Tennis shoes were absolutely necessary!
She also said I didn't dress professionally enough to suit her. She's retired
thank goodness. But my heart goes out to you on this issue. Non art people
just do not understand, it's ignorance in it's purest form.
I now work at a high school where I have little fear of my students telling
their parents ANYTHING about what they did at school today, not that I really
have any reason to fear. My present principal came in to do an observation one
day and saw a catalog that I brought home from the D'Orsey in Paris. One page
had a post it note over a particular part of the picture, and he inquired why I
did that. I told him to lift the post it and see.....I just knew he would
object, but he took it in stride and said the post it note was a good idea.
Good luck with your books, I would be glad to help in anyway you suggest.