“I got my first job in Alberni from sending out resumes. It never occurred to me that people did not hire black teachers. About 10 years later, when I came back to Vancouver, I had no trouble getting work as a substitute teacher. So I waited every morning for that call at 7am to see if I’d have work that day.” At Strathcona School “I found out the P.E. teacher they had— a very fine teacher— was retiring, and they wanted to hire me full time. I stayed for eight years.” Barbara Howard on Life as an East Van P.E. Teacher
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