School is out in Roanoke, but that doesn't mean everyone is off the clock.
Summer vacation time is here and for many teachers that's the time to bank on making a little extra income.
Ann Fonder is trading in reading and writing for retail. She's just one of many Roanoke teachers spending their summers working hard for more money.
There's no such thing as a summer break for elementary school teacher Ann Fonder.
"I've been to the beach for a weekend and I'll do something in August before school starts, but other than that I'll be working pretty much," she said
Fonder has been teaching for more than 35 years, but the older she gets the more work she picks up in Roanoke.
"I think I chose not to do this during the summer when my children were younger, but since I've grown up it keeps me busy and I still have a few weeks off here and there."
She trades in reading, writing and arthemetic during the fall and winter for jewelry, dresses and shoes during summer weekends at La De Da in downtown Roanoke.
Still not enough, Fonder even teaches summer school classes.
"This helps me do a lot of things that I wouldnt be able to do," she said.
Fonder said when it all comes down to it, most teachers can use the extra money. Many schools are finding any and all ways to cut back, even if it means on teacher salaries. The extra work not only keeps her busy, but also helps to put a little extra money in her pocket to help make ends meet.
Fonder said she thought she would be retired by now but said she enjoys the children, job and hustle of her job.
"If I still am enjoying it then I still want to do it," she said.
The regular school year in Roanoke just ended this week. For those teachers who are teaching summer school, those classes start up next week.