My first teaching job was in Lloydminster at ES Laird Junior High. It was a grade 7 to 9 school. I taught English and Social to grade 8 and 9 students. I also coached basketball. I was offered a permanent contract when I arrived, crazy I know but it was in Saskatchewan and since it was a permanent position I was offered a permanent contract. I only stayed a year, however, as my, then fiance now husband, taught in Red Deer and we felt Red Deer was were we wanted to be.