Art teacher in middle school.
Pros: making my own curriculum.
Cons: having students for only a six week rotation.
I was responsible for the fine arts program for 6-8 grade, working with 600-800 students per year. I taught all phases of art, including painting, drawing, ceramics, art history, fiber arts some photography and sculpture. I loved working with that age group. It was a large city school system with forced busing, which sometimes made it difficult for the students to have good attendance records.
I also tutored homebound students after school. I taught the Saturday school program which was in school detention versus suspension. I was department chairperson for the Unified Arts Department and I also coached girls volleyball for a few years. Introducing art and different cultures to my students was a fantastic experience.