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Re: GPA for Art Teachers

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Leon R. Nuell (lrnuell)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 10:15:03 -0600 (CST)

A principal once told me (in so many words) that it is the person who
counts not the GPA. Once, the story goes, a straight A student was not
hired after an interview because it was apparent that those most
important qualities expected in a teacher just were not convincing or
present. A 2.83 is very respectable and human!

On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Sally Colburn wrote:

> One of my art education students is bemoaning her overall grade point
> average of 2.83. She has always had a 3.00 and above, however, due to
> moves and transfering, (courses which didn't transfer) her GPA has slipped.
> She does not think she can bring it up to 3 in the time she has left.
> Her question is: How important is a prospective teacher's GPA for getting
> hired to teach art?
> Thank you.
> Sally Colburn
> Sara