CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Some students have to worry about their parents hearing about the things they do at school. But what if you have to worry about your parents seeing those things?
That's what happens with students whose parents are teachers, like Valley High School's Slayton and Emily Beard. Until this year, both their parents taught at Valley.
Their father, George, was a gym teacher and football coach, but retired from teaching this year. Now, he's only at the school near the end of the day to get ready for football practice. Their mother, Diane, on the other hand, spends all day at the school, where she teaches history, psychology and geography.
Most students would probably hate having their parents at school with them. Slayton and Emily enjoy it.
"It's so much better and easier having her at school with me," Emily said about her mother. "If you need something, she's right there. And if you have a mom like mine, then it's very helpful."
Though that may be true, Diane said having her and her husband as teachers hasn't always been easy for the children.
"All three of my kids tell me it was difficult having both Mom and Dad in the school with them," said Diane, whose third child, Elizabeth, graduated from Valley in 2010.
"They never really could get by with things because someone always told one of us -- sometimes not on purpose. But if they were honest, I think they liked having us close if something went wrong."