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Re: artist as teacher vs. teacher

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Michelle Vidro (ggoose)
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 09:08:37 -0700


Hi Barb,
Well, it's good to know i'm not alone. And I guess it's good that the kids
have people like us around in those situations to try to do some damage
control.

You just made me realize, she isn't putting up any of our artwork!? But her
silly Halloween busy work sure is up and nicely displayed. grrrrrrrr!!!!!

I am getting a lot of good feeback from the parents, and the principal
wants me to attend the School Site Council meeting to present my program
and try to get some money for it. Again, too bad the teacher has to be
there.

I need to find a way to make this work for me....and the kids, and the
teacher too. I will be so sad if it doesn't work out.

Thanks so much for your support.
Regards, Michelle

>Michelle
>It's Barb, the one who sent you the curriculum this summer. I just read
>your story. I had a similar experience several years ago. I was
>volunteering one day a week to a small catholic school near my home (for
>credit towards certification), in addition to working 2 days at the
>school where I still teach. The school I volunteered at had teachers
>very much like yours, some worse. At the end of the year I was out of
>there. I was lucky that I did not have a child there. I am so sorry that
>you have to work with someone like that. It can be very frustrating. You
>must just keep doing art and displaying everything...and you will start
>to be noticed by everyone in the school. She will hear so many
>compliments she is bound to lighten up sooner or later. Hope things get
>better.
>Barb James
>Louisville, KY