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Lesson Plans

Private schools

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 12:53:59 -0400

There are many reasons why I prefer Private schools as opposed to
public. Most of all class size is limited. However the smaller
christian schools tend to not have the funds,the larger more
affluent schools
have great facilities but are really hard to come by. Many times a
rec. center or Museum is more apt to suit you,however the hours will
not be full time. Living in LA would be hard with a part time
schedule unless independently wealthy or your partner has a great
All this said,hold out for what you truly want. Know that you can't
wait on someone else's decision for your life. In other words don't
put your job search on hold. Go to several and it is common for the
private smaller schools to wait and see what type of funds they will
have when school is ready to start. I've learned it's not really a
job worth taking if they don't show the interest or respect. The
letter sounded like a nice rejection. I've gotten a few when it
comes to publishing. My husband has gotten a few more from the LA
Production companies,but also some very encouraging one's where they
are not evasive but just don't have an opening.
Another option might be approaching a director of a preschool as
an art educator to start a program at their school and then
expanding it to many other schools. They have to have a cap on their
kids and with child ratio you would have a helper. Make sure you
show them your lessons and samples(which you can make if you don't
have any kids to help)have a couple of Neighborhood kids help out in
doing projects.
Good Luck,

john barrick
Sandra Barrick