Have you ever wondered if your teachers just work in the classroom? Did you know that many teachers work other jobs at the school and not at the school? I talked to several teachers and this is what they said.
Mr. Larrick is a 7th grade teacher, as you know he is a teacher but he also does the wrestling clock. If you're wondering, yes he did choose it but he doesn't get paid for it.
Ms. Zlatkin as we all know she is a 6th grade teacher, and if you didn't know this you do now. Ms. Zlatkin also is a real estate broker. Ms. Zlatkin has chose that job by herself and gets payed for it.
Ms. Kalen is a 6th grade teacher here at AMS, she teaches social studies. Ms. Kalen´s other jobs are childcare at a church on Sundays, IRL program, and she sell Mary Kay. She has these jobs so she can pay her bills, so yes she gets payed for them.
Ms. Sheeler is an AVID teacher for the 6, 7 and 8th grade. Ms. Sheeler works in the summer at UNCA with AVID students, and she works Middle School Magic. Ms. Sheeler does get paid for these jobs, but she has the jobs to pay her bills in the summer.
Ms. Lopez is a 8th grade social studies teacher. Ms.Lopez also does IRL, which she chose to do. Ms.Lopez gets paid for it.
Mr. Lindsey is a 6th grade math teacher here at AMS. Mr. Lindsey also coaches soccer for the boys and sometimes golf, he does get paid for these jobs.
Ms. Larrick is the 7th grade social studies teacher. Like many teachers, she volunteers to take tickets to sports events and supervise other after school events such as dances. Also about once a month she has to cover classes that don't have a sub. While volunteering for the events is optional, she also feels that she is expected to do these jobs. Covering classes is not optional. Teachers are required to do this when told. The planning time they miss is just made up after school by working an extra hour (unpaid.) This year, she does not get paid for these extra jobs, but sometimes she is given "comp time." The problem with this is that there really isn't any guarantee that there will be optional work days that can be exchanged for comp time due to snow days. She says that in years past she has been paid actual money to take tickets or work sports events. At other schools where she has worked in NC, teachers were compensated with extra pay for having to cover classes. That substitute money, which is taken out of the absent teacher's paycheck, has to go somewhere, right? She believes these decisions are made at the district level. Ms. Larrick says she loves working here, and is just try to do her part to make our school great!
Ms. Jefferson is a Special Education teacher. When students learn different or have trouble understanding what is being taught, she comes in the classroom and spends extra time helping students understand the curriculum. She also helps children with physical disabilities by helping them learn how they can show their work in class in a way that is more comfortable to them, she mainly teaches in the ELA classes. Currently her other job is driving a bus in the morning . She gets on the bus at 6:30 am until 8:00 am, then she goes straight to her classroom. She doesn't have to, she wants to. Right now our district does not have enough drivers and teachers have to pitch in and make sure that all the kids get to school and home in the afternoon. If they don’t help out, they would have to park the bus and it would take longer for the kids to get home in the afternoon because they would have to wait for another driver to finish their route and then come and get them. That would put kids getting to school and coming home late. She does get paid to drive the bus. She is also helping raise money for Outer Banks Trip. Again, no she doesn’t has to, she wants to. Some kids don’t have the money to pay for the trip, so she wants to make sure that everyone that wants to go will get to go! We are having fund raisers to help raise money. She doesn't get paid for this but that’s ok because she absolutely love raising money and having functions for good causes.
Ms. Powell is one of the Health/PE teachers at AMS. She also helps coach girls basketball for the middle school. She chose to do this job because she loves coaching basketball. It is a requirement now for PE teachers to coach at least one sport, but she loves doing it. She has been a basketball coach at the collegiate level and high school level before arriving here at AMS. Yes, she gets paid to coach basketball
What do you think about teachers doing these jobs? What I think is these are some nice jobs for a teacher to do and are very interesting. It was fun trying to figure out what these jobs were.
Story by Kamora Codrington
Source: Teacher Interviews