Rich Stephen J Contr ACC/CEVP wrote: > > > I am a stickler on presenting myself as a professional. > > I don't have anything of value to offer to your interview > question, but your statement interested me. How do you > define being a professional? > I define being a professional as someone who works > conscientiously, putting his or her best effort towards > every task. My teacher ed books define it as belonging to > a professional institution. Then the books goes on to make > arguments as to why teaching would or wouldn't be considered > a professional institution. Some people seem to define it > as wearing suits and having prestigious jobs. > How do Art Teachers define or present themselves as > professionals?
A professional to me, is someone who is well-trained and knowledgeable
in their field. They show up at work everyday, and on time. They
arrive at work with a good, positive attitude, leaving their personal
problems outside of their profession.
Being an Art Educator will be my third career, so I cannot say how Art
Teachers defines themselves as being a professional, per say. However,
I can't see why this profession is any different from an attorney or
business person, except for the pay!