In 1913 she was granted a Teacher's Certificate for second grade in Kansas according to The Eureka Herald and Greenwood County Republican.
Later that year the same newspaper's social pages identified Opal as a teacher at Hamilton Schools while reporting on her visit to her uncle James Slater.
The next time I found Opal's name was in a May of 1916 list of people receiving first grade Teachers' Certificates in The Santa Fe New Mexican.
From this clipping from The Clayton Citizen we learn Opal's job in New Mexico was Principal of the local high school.
[Detail of Union County, New Mexico, including Clayton from Clason's Guide Map Of New Mexico. Published By The Clason Map Co. Denver, Colorado. Copyrighted 1915 by The Clason Map Co. Denver, Colo. 1916 Edition. Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.]
Here's another story from the same source mentioned Opal as the assistant director of the school play.*
*This isn't the first time I found Opal connected with the stage as you can see in this 1912 clipping from The Denver Rocky Mountain News. (And that's not counting her interest in Aesthetic Dance.)
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