Beginning a Student Teacher Career

Occupation Story

Jan 1, 1954

840 W State St, Columbus, Ohio, USA

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I did my student teaching at Central High School in Columbus, Ohio, in speech. The teacher that was my advisor and the speech teacher for the high school wanted to get out of theater. She didn't like to direct plays, so she said she would retire from that if I promise to take the job. The president of the school board was very happy because they didn't care for her. I did take over the job mid-year, which was unusual. I was lucky to get into the Columbus public school system, because normally you had to have two years of experience in the county, but I got in without any past experience.