I'm retired as of the end of this year. Like you, I still love teaching but
after my husband died and his long illness I decided that I had more years
in than I needed. At our end of the year breakfast at the hs, one retiree
said he didn't know what he would do but three things he would not do: day
to day bu, school bus driver , or school security guard.
I plan to play golf and maybe start painting more myself and actually
finishing things! Good luck Woody. I got into the webpage and liked the
prints but my computer is very slow right now. Fran in PGh,PA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Woody Duncan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: Woody from Judy - portraits
> I hope you don't mind. I took the liberty to send my reply
> to your message on to the list.
> Believe it or not Sister Judy,
> I am tired, and ready to retire. Not that I don't love what I do.
> I am thinking of doing inservices for art teachers around the country
> to keep my hands in it. I have also considered the idea of visiting
> exemplary art programs and doing power point programs about them.
> It would be great to present these at state and national conferences
> around the country. And I don't mean art conferences; I mean
> supervisors, school boards -- the folks that need to hear the message.
> I'd like to investigate how to get the funding to make this work. I could
> easily do this a half dozen times a year and still have lots of time to
> fish and play with the grandkids. If you or anyone wants to join me on
> crusade, please let me know. I have 546 days to get my road show together.
> Who else out there is retiring soon ?
> Woody in KC
> Judy Decker wrote:
> > What I find SO impressive is that the students are able to see and draw
> > shapes - no grid. My students fight drawing. They had it too easy in
> > elementary -- too much tracing then. I imagine the first time I try this
> > project, I will have students use a 1" grid -- and even then, they would
> > have trouble. My 8th graders are doing portraits right now -- I have one
> > student who is right on -- most are so-so.
> > Keep us posted on this process --- With your permission -- I will be
> > "stealing" your photos (eventually) to make a PowerPoint - step by
> > Naturally will give "the master" credit.
> > What are we to do when you retire? I guess we will have to groom someone
> > take your place (smile).
> > Judy
> I'm from Kansas, where the Legislature and BOE keep trying
> to define the term "suitable" because our constitution requires
> the state provide a "suitable" education for all students
> Only Kansas is flat, not the entire planet.
> To respond to me privately via E-mail
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> put Hey Woody on the subject line so I'll read it first
> my watercolors are at http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysPaintings.html > visit my Web Site at http://www.taospaint.com > this e-mail message is from Artist/Teacher Woody Duncan
> Rosedale Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas
> the URL for Rosedale is http://kancrn.kckps.k12.ks.us/rosedale > for the newest photos of my beautiful grandkids Tim, Tess and Tiff
> click on http://www.taospaint.com/Ducks.html >
> for a virtual field trip of KC go to