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“Those who cannot do, teach.”

Well I’ll give you that.

It is a very interesting experience to be on the other side of the desk, but not altogether an unrewarding one. I find it interesting that I have achieved as a part time job but many spend years in school preparing for.

Granted, it’s only a part time job teaching a computer class, but it looks great on my resume. Work for Cornerstone Christian School in Camarillo, teaching computers to 3rd-8th grades. I am also the schools resident technician.

It’s kind of interesting how I found my way into this job. It all started while I was just the technician, running around fixing computers and beating up printers. One of the actual teachers at the school quite unexpectedly, and the computer teacher at the time was forced to take over her class.

This left the facility sourly lacking a computer instructor, and like the aspiring tech I stepped up to the challenge.

At first it was going to be temporary; they’d hire me for now and at the end of they’d find someone new. Someone with a degree, and perhaps a credential.

But they decided they liked the job I was doing so much that they wanted to keep me on, so I am now the official computer teacher at Cornerstone Christian School.

One of the things that makes my job just a little easier is my experiences as a computer student. Basically, in high school, I was the guy defeating the securities and sneaking around the web filters, so I know all the tricks. I know what it was like to be on the other side of the desk.

©2005 Rick Austinson