49 Voices: Rhiana Gay of Anchorage

  • 49 Voices: Rhiana Gay of Anchorage
  • 49 Voices: Rhiana Gay of Anchorage

    Today we're learning through Rhiana Gay in Anchorage. Gay is a kindergarten instructor at Creekside Park Primary School, and while a lot of Anchorage pupils began institution today, her batch begins on Monday.

    GAY: Since the kids are so brand-new to college, have no concept what the classroom setting is, and the majority of spend time at residence with grandmother, grandpa, or mom and dad, a member of the family, the college district has actually executed something called a preschool academy. It's pretty neat due to the fact that it's a shift for the children. Because a lot of times, moms and dads do it all for them, today it's their rely on hang up their coat by themselevs and also do every little thing they need to do to be effective.

    This is my 7th year at Creekside and also, believe it or otherwise, I went to Creekside as a pupil. I reside on the East side, I mosted likely to institution on the East side as well as now I deal with the East side. But right here at Creekside, there has to do with 20 class educators, and regarding possibly 10 to 12 of them are citizens.

    I have family in Texas and they desire me to instruct as well as come live there. However Alaska is just house to me.

    Here with the district, I seem like a name, and if I were to relocate to Texas-- a bigger place-- I would really feel similar to a number. Yet if I wish to talk with my agent, I can call him up witout obtaining their secretary or awaiting a couple of months. And with work, my educators' union head of state ... if I wish to send him a text, I can. And I seem like that would not occur in a different state.

    As well as now, the instructors do not have a contract. So, what I like regarding that is that we're all on the exact same, as well as we're all just stating yes, we want an agreement since X, Y and also Z. Yes we want a reasonable begin time, reasonable incomes, fair payment as well as we intend to be able to control what takes place in our classroom. Therefore, just being all on the very same web page brings unity throughout the participants.