I worked as an Associate Instructor for RSS @ Coltsville. It was a wonderful school with great structure and stability. They gave me the training I needed to be successful as an ABA instructor. The benefits are great and the work environment is wonderful. They pay pretty well to start off with and we got a yearly raise. They offered plenty of sick, vacation and personal time off, although there were no actual calendar vacations for staff. No matter what, at RSS you know you will always be able to get the support you need. The only reason I left was because of my commute. I wish I could pick up RSS and move it closer to home! It was a great place to work and I miss it!
Great staff and upper management, good pay, great benefits, plenty of PTO days
snow day schedules are confusing- we had to come in when no kids were present or use pto
CREC is an educational organizaton that really focuses on students' education in all areas, in particular, adult education as well as K-12
ESLTeacher (Current Employee) – Hartford, CT – April 24, 2015
A normal/typical class includes a welcoming, attendance call, students reviewing the lesson plan for the day, and reviewing the previous day's lesson. This gives me the opportunity to know what I need to re-focus or repeat, and ultimately drives the lesson plan for the next day/week. Management of the classroom setting is extremely important for the learning process, the necessity for quiet and attention and to demonstrate mutual respect between each student and the teacher. This creates a positive educational climate that lends itself to ascertaining the presented material so that the students grow and become knowledgeable. In the past, I have co-taught and it was a rewarding experience being able to share ideas and teaching methods with another teacher. The most difficult part of teaching is keeping the students engaged and making the classroom atmosphere conducive to learning. Of course, the most enjoyable part is witnessing the students' achievements and seeing their joy at graduation.
Meeting new students each semester and the feeling of accomplishment for both teacher and students.
Never enough time to cover all of the material in a semester.
The management was great and most of the staff I worked with was unbelievable because they were just as hard working and dedicated to the students. The hardest part of the job was the unexpected behavioral challenges that came about with the students and having different opinions on how to best solve the issues among staff therefore consistency and communication were issues. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing these student reach new levels after trying for so long to do so. The feeling was so rewarding knowing you had some part in that.
I also worked for CREC in the school system for 7 years doing Network Administration. In these schools I was installing as well as configuring servers,laptops,wired/wireless infrastructure and Audio/Video equipment in some of the most technically advanced schools in the country at the time they were being built between 2001-2008. Great people and great working environment.