A challenge, this is the way I looked at coming to Groveton, it was a challenge. Teaching was much more difficult the first few years at Groveton, because teachers carried a much heavier load. No teacher had a completely free planning period. When we had a planning period we didn't have it for planning. Most of us were assigned to something. I was assigned to the clinic.
I had been at Mount Vernon a long time, and I felt like it would be a fresh start for me, and maybe I could do better if I changed and started with a new school.
The faculty as it's organized now is much more departmentalized. There wasn't much emphasis on departments at first. There were no department chairmen for anything but the science department, and the faculty functioned more as just one unit rather than as departmental groups.
When Groveton opened it had more science equipment, more biology equipment, than Mount Vernon. The first few years we did a lot of talking about competing with the school down the road, which was Mount Vernon, and I think that has sort of died out. I'm sure things will change as we go in to a new building, just as I saw changes as I came from Mount Vernon to Groveton. I think change is always something that you look forward to.