Frying Pan News
After 10 years of marriage, Aisha Blanchard-Young’s husband is still shocked by the amount of time Aisha spends in her kindergarten classroom teaching. He jokes that if someone really wants to find out what it is like to be a teacher, they should talk to a teacher’s spouse. As a quality control technician for a stadium electronics company, he never has to take his work home. Aisha isn’t as lucky.
During the school year Aisha gets up at five in the morning to ready herself and the couple’s two boys (one 5 and one 2) for the day. She drops them off at their pre-school before heading to work at Bennett/Kew Elementary School in Inglewood. Contractually, her day starts at 7:45 a.m., but she tries to get there at least 30 minutes early to go over her lesson plans, make sure the classroom is in working order and to use the copier.