Thursday, May 3, 2012

New School!

Well for those of you who don't know I had been working at two different schools. Both schools were in Philadelphia both were around 90% free and reduced lunch. Both schools were in tough neighborhoods. While I really value my time working at these schools they had extremely small art programs. I was teaching about 14 hours a week and working another job and teaching on Saturdays in addition. ( I was being paid hourly to teach with out much paid prep time)

A little over a month ago I got the opportunity to become a long term sub in another district. It was a really hard decision to leave my two schools but I ultimately made the decision I felt would better my career. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. I am teaching 1-5th grade art to about 550 students!

I am really enjoying my time at my new school. It's amazing how much more invested my students are. I attribute that to a variety of different things: higher income area, more school investment in the arts, more exposure to art at home, more and better supplies ect.

I actually feel like I am teaching now instead of just managing students. Can't wait to share some of the work we have been doing!


  1. Congratulations !! How long is the sub position for?

  2. Thanks!! The position was originally until the end of the school year but there is a possibility it might last until the middle of next year! fingers crossed