Coach (Current Employee) – Bridgeport, OH – March 12, 2017
I love my three coChing jobs. I work with great staff members who are always doing the right things. The kids are what make it the most enjoyable. I love it at Bridgeport and do not want to be anywhere else!
Dedicated education professionals working to meet the needs of an urban population
Principal, Central High School (Former Employee) – Central High School – March 4, 2016
The students are the absolute center of the job. It is all about them. Teachers and administrators work well together to meet the needs of our students. Despite the challenges of poverty and the culture of the city streets, almost every student wants to learn. Reaching them, and educating them is the challenge and when it works it is the most rewarding job in the world. The fact that every teacher cares and works hard to overcome challenges is amazing and inspiring.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – September 26, 2015
The staff was great. We worked together well, complimenting and supporting each other. I taught reading, writing, language arts, and word processing to 5th graders. The hardest part of the job was classroom management. My favorite thing was teaching writing, because I could really see progress.
Special Education Teacher (Current Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – September 10, 2015
Answering phone calls from parents, re-arrange PPT meetings according to parents, guardians or PPT members. I learned to alter accommodations and modifications of students according to daily/individual academic and emotional needs. I learned to accommodate myself to different personalities and demands of co-workers, parents chanting PPT schedules, calling with concerns. The hardest part of the job is the size of my caseload. The year school year begins with twenty and ends up with forty five. The most enjoyable part of the job is to be able to spend time one on one with students, get to know their preferences and see them motivated to work, especially when they celebrate their accompishements.
Sharing field information with service providers and co-workers, observing students improving at their own pace.
High case load, difficulties to coordinate meetings with services providers that work in different buildings.
Friendly environment and great group of people to work with.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – August 31, 2015
A typical day at work consist of one teacher and two paraprofessionals and nine children in the classroom. We work with their needs and wants and make sure each child is learning, comfortable and happy. Everyone in the school works with each other as a team. The principal gets around to each classroom and speaks to all of the staff and children in the building. I enjoy working with the children and my coworkers. The hardest part of the job is just making sure that you are helping each individual child and meeting their needs.
Program Aide, Floater (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – March 12, 2015
• Provided support to Child Care Teachers throughout various Stamford locations • Specialized in toddler care with experience in infant care • Served as substitute when needed • Monitored children’s daily activities
Substitutes are truly needed. I wanted to volunteer for a month or more to get experience working with different ages of children and learn more about the staff and policies and procedures. November will be my start for hitting the ground and running with the student's education as a priority!