i started teaching in '97 i think i taught for a couple of years. The last being for micheals and then it got too demanding, as my children were small and my husband was working odd hours and i also work full time out side of the home. It just got to the point that there weren't enough hours in the day. And i knew it was time to take a brake.
I have been very up front and direct with the store i'm teaching at now. That i will do the occassional class, and yes i can teach the wilton method, i'm just not a wilton method teacher any longer. The store is also under the false pretense that the other teacher is certified by wilton and at least when i was doing it, there was no certifcation for a wilton teacher. We worked as independant contractors or as employees of the stores we taught at.
I must say i did really enjoy teaching classes, but i think my biggest gripe with wilton is the sell, sell, sell mind set. They just want to sell product they don't really seem to care if the people are properly trained to use it, or if what they are putting out is garbage. Now that being said there are alot of good wilton products out there. They have some wonderful ideas, but seem to cut corners so that they can put something out that anyone can afford and quality seems to be lacking of late.