Hello, I've recently accepted my first art teaching position. Naturally, as a first year teacher, I have some questions. In early August I am supposed to attend the New Teacher Orientation and some PD sessions...however I still have some questions. First, I am trying to understand WHY their are traveling art teachers. I assume it's from budget reasons, but the art teacher at one of the schools I will be traveling to also travels between two schools. What is the reason for this? Why have two teachers that travel and not just have one? Also, at my home school I already know the grades I will be teaching, but at the other ES I have no clue. Am I supposed to contact the other art teacher? The principal?....I don't want to seem like a nag though. Another Question: What is the process of getting to see the classroom that I'll be in? I'm trying to start lesson planning, but I'd also like to know what is already available to me (I'm hoping the previous art teacher left some things). Again, should I contact somebody about this or will this most likely be answered at New Teacher Orientation? I know I have a lot of questions, but I would love it if anybody would answers my questions...and ease some of my stress.