Kitchen Staff Member (Former Employee) – Elkton, MD – November 16, 2017
The time went fast because you were busy all the time. I learnt how to prepare foods in large quantities kitchen wasn't workable hardest part of the job was lifting the bags onto the carts for breakfast. most enjoyable was the kids and co workers
Special Education Teacher (Current Employee) – Elkton, MD – May 15, 2017
Lots of scheduling, flexibility, and time management are a key for being a special educator. The people are friendly to work with but the schedules and finding time in the day to do what needs to be done is stressful.
great people, lots of support for fellow staff members
As a sub, jobs are on a work when you like basis. I am able to take any available job, but under no obligation to work a set number of hours. This is the appeal of the job for part time work. When on the job itself, it varies depending on the day and the classroom. It is nice to have variety. The worst part of the job is hoping to be able to get an assignment. All subs are offered the same jobs and it is a first-come-first-served environment. Stress comes from not being guaranteed a steady schedule.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Cecil County, MD – February 21, 2017
Working as a substitute is very flexible and pays pretty well. Of course there are no benefits. The days are different depending on what school and grade you go to. You are essentially your own boss. You choose where and when you work. Some days are great and the kids are wonderful, other days are terrible.
I was chosen out of four other highly qualified individuals for the position of being the fourth fifth grade teacher at Elk Neck Elementary school. I looked forward to going to work everyday. I had an incredibly strong connection with my diverse student body each year. The staff could not have been more supportive in order to ensure that I was successful as a new teacher. The county was helpful in assuring that I could get a graduate degree while teaching. I had an incredibly positive experience there.
Incredible health benefits and tuition reimbursement.
Substitute teacher (Current Employee) – Cecil County, MD – December 14, 2016
I substitute at various grade levels. One day is never the same as the other. I am able to add to the student experience with my experience from work and sports. I coach baseball in the spring. The other coaches are very good to work with. We exchange ideas and strategies and pass the knowledge to the ball players. The hardest job is to give everyone enough playing time and the most enjoyable is the development of their baseball skills.
MY employment with Cecil County Public Schools educated me as much as I assisted in educating the students. Learning grading systems, curriculum, writing lesson plans, taking disciplinary actions, conferencing with students and conveying lessons on a day to day basis, taught me invaluable lessons as an educator.
Flexible Hours, Upbeat Fast Paced Environment, Great People
A rewarding, community oriented job with a flexible schedule.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Cecil County, MD – January 10, 2016
CCPS has been a good place to work. I am not leaving for any reason other than financial. I would still like to work in education.
As a substitute, there is an easy to use online job assignment scheduling tool and flexible schedules.
Coworkers varied by school location, during long term assignments I was able to get to know staff and administration better. For the most part, people were committed to education and providing for students.
The hardest part of the job is the compensation- the hours needed to be a successful long term substitute are more than the substitute pay scale covers.
The most enjoyable part of the job is serving the community and educating students.
Having taught high school and college level business courses for 41 years, the interactive environment descriptive of academic environments has been rewarding as well as challenging on many levels. The complexion of changes in technology demanded constant attention to upgrading skills and knowledge required to teach young adults current skills needed in businesses. My personal and professional expectations, therefore, needed to change as well to address the students' goals. Working now on a part time basis after having retired will allow me to continue to apply my knowledge and skills in helping today's young adults achieve their academic goals.
Having come from Philadelphia, Rising Sun is almost a step back in time. They have 3 traffic lights, one diner, and pretty closed minds. Not very enjoyable if you are trying to engage your students. Parents hover like helicopters, and administration doesn't know how to handle this innovation by a new teacher. It is beautiful, though. Very nice scenery outside of the school. The kids are fantastic, for the most part.
Assistant in Facilities for Operations (Current Employee) – Elkton, Md. 21921 – January 9, 2014
Manage operations for the county - 32 sites Personnel issues/hiring practices/etc. were learned I was part of management Having to recommend dismissal of an employee worse part Hiring someone that really needed and wanted a job and training them to be successful was best part