Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Latham, NY – July 6, 2017
I would receive which school I would be subbing at the day of or a few days before. I would follow the teachers sub plans on what I should be doing for the day with the class. I learned that I liked other schools more then others. I liked the substitute coordinators who were always very friendly. The hardest part was going into a new school for the first time and not knowing what to expect. I liked being able to see the diversity at each school and how they were incorporating it into their school setting.
Being able to go to different school districts
Sometimes wold be called several times even though I was already subbing.
I enjoyed working for BOCES. I found working with students that had disabilities very rewarding. I worked with groups of students at a time. I had a math and reading group Social Studies and Science was with the teacher. I went to all specials with the students and the other TA'S.
Great hours and pay
There weren't enough substitutes when people were out.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – July 8, 2015
I would typically know what school I would be assigned to prior. My day would begin with me heading to the office to sign in and head to my classroom. I mostly substituted for physical education class, which I'm certified in but would also teach other classes as well. I constantly was working with different people and backgrounds. The hardest part of the job is trying to set ground rules for students who don't know you. The most enjoyable part of the job would be interacting with the children and seeing them enjoy their activities.
Substitute (Mathematics) Teacher (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – February 23, 2015
The staff are always willing to accommodate substitutes with location- and content-relevant work. I go to the school as assigned, and carry out appropriate lessons as directed by the regular classroom teacher.
Substitute teacher (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – November 8, 2013
I think the organization has a great mission. Work days begin with open availability at 5am. The management seemed friendly and accommodating. Most of my coworkers although I didn't see a lot of them were positive people going in the right direction. I'd say the hardest part of the job was the flexibility without a promise of ongoing employment. Interacting with people and having a opportunity to improve their lives was the most enjoyable part of the position.
Substitute teacher (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – October 22, 2013
Substitute teaching is a great way to experience teaching multiple grade levels and become acquainted with colleagues. I have been able to experience many classrooms and get a feel of what works and what does not work in the classroom.
Substitute Teacher K-12 (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – May 20, 2013
This job was all over the place. Some weeks you wouldn't be called in at all, other weeks would see school districts fighting to get you to come to them. Each district payed a different rate. Since the BOCES system worked with between ten and fifteen different districts, you're take home pay would fluctuate wildly. Over all not terrible, but also not the best experience I've had subbing.
Work with many different students in a variety of schools.
No healthcare, no guarantee of work each day, variable pay