Deliverance came in the form of Barney Hallowell. We met once again at a wedding in Tenants Harbor in August. By now he was no longer a lowly teacher but had been promoted to principal of North Haven Community School. I asked him if I could teach there, and he was enthusiastic about the idea. A few years before, along with the school committee, Barney had created an organization called North Haven Arts and Enrichment. This group solicited tax-free contributions from the local year-round community and summer residents. This meant that the cost of instruction in the arts did not have to be included in the school's annual budget. My salary would be paid out of these funds.
And so I entered on a new adventure. MORE...