My grandmother was a teacher from 1910 to 1962 with only a few years off when her children were young. That is her on the left in the picture. Up until the early 1950s she taught in two room schools, like this one that is dated about 1928 of the school in Gainesville, Wyoming County, NY.
This newspaper, below, from 1915 gives many short articles that tell of the teaching assignments for the eastern part of Monroe County and western Wayne County.
The Monroe County Mail
Friday, Sept. 9, 1915
PENFIELD PERSONAL AND NEW ITEMS OF INTEREST
Miss Helen Thomas has accepted a position and will teach at East Rochester, this year.
Miss Kennedy of Buffalo, is teaching the third and fourth grades in Penfield Union school.
Miss Alice Clarke has accepted a position as English teacher in the High school at Edgewood, N. J.
Our school opened Tuesday with Marvin Fox of Penfield, as teacher.
Our school begins today with Miss Hazel Grabb of Webster, as teacher and the Bueg district also begins today with Miss Adalaide Sullivan of Fairport, as teacher.
NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM EAST ROCHESTER.
School opened her, Tuesday, with the following factually: Principal, Louis E. Bird; preceptress, Miss Rose Riley; German, Miss Cora P. Reed; science, Miss Theo G. Haven; English, Miss Hazel Fisk; mathematics, Miss Florence Sherwood; music and drawing, Miss Louise B. Perry; eighth grade, Miss Gertrude Washbon; seventh B and sixth A, Miss Berdine Smith; sixth B, Miss Helen Brown; fifth A, Miss LaVerne Grabb; fifth B, Miss Lucile Kicher; fourth A, Miss Flora VanIngen; fourth B, Miss Catherine Wimer; third A, Miss Frances Corkhill; second B, Mrs. Ella Brokenshire; first A, Miss Cora Bennett; first B, Miss Edith Plaff; first C, Miss Helen Thomas.
Miss Edith Gascoigne began teaching, Tuesday, in the Stevenson district.
School begins this morning with Miss Hoad of Palmyra, as teacher.
Walworth, Sept. 7.–School opened today with the following teachers: Principal, Bernard Cole; preceptress, Miss Florence Farlow; seventh grade, Miss Frances Carter; fourth and fifth grades, Miss Nevada Carlson; primary, Miss Alice Walker.
Miss Ethel Russell is teaching at Elmsford, having primary work.
School commenced Tuesday, with Miss Anna McGarry, as teacher.
Our school opened Tuesday with Miss Cullen and Miss Sage in charge.
School opened in the Bay district, Tuesday, with Miss Bessie White of Canadea, as teacher.