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Everday was a new rewarding day for leaning
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: rewardind job
Cons: no child left behind
Everyday took on its own form of learning. With lesson plans structured to reach all learners was a challenge but engaging to enlightening learning types. Educators have to be creative to capture all learns as well as flexible allowing for each student to obtain mastery. Management was very supportive with creativity as along as it stayed within state – more... and district guidelines. My fellow educators were team players and team orientated to assist with the success of every student. The hardest obstacles were reaching the students that were years behind. The most rewarding was seeing the smiles on his face when he learned that he could obtain his learning goals. – less
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Cincinnati Substitute Picture
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Various LocationsApril 11, 2014
Pros: able to choose where you would like to substitute
Cons: no healthcare plan
Every day is a roll of the dice. Some days you have classes that want to learn and are obedient. Other days I have children that don't want to learn or listen. The best part is I am able to chose what school and what grade I wanna deal with on any given day. I worded so well in one school the principal kept me for a few months to help him with the OAA – more... Test preparations. Overall it is a great job where I am able to help the youth learn while getting paid. – less
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Collaborate with student's, parent's and staff.
Instructor (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHApril 2, 2014
A typical day at work is always different. Teaching 4th Grade ELA and Social Studies consist of a lot of preparation. Students come in classroom and begin to do there daily oral language. This gives the student's the opportunity to think about the question and able to share there answer with the class. Students work in collaborative groups to share – more... each others work. Students have a variety of task to complete each day such as; reading, answering reading comprehension questions, station work, vocabulary in context, writing sentences, and exit ticket used for what has been taught and hat they earned in class. Each week there is a different kill that students are learning and there work is centered around that skill. each Friday, students have an assessment, story test and any work they haven's completed for the week. My classroom management skills are impeccable. My students know what the expectations are in class. My co-workers are my team. We work together and help each other in anyway that we can. When everyone works together as a team many gains happen for the school and students. The hardest part of the job is when there are students who are making it difficult for the class to learn because they do not want to learn. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I know that my students have mastered the skill they need to know. – less
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A job with great benefits
Custodian (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHMarch 20, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: salary
Cleaning several rooms in a school is not the ideal job when I have a degree in IT but it has great benefits. The work is easy but it is very repetitive.
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Challenging yet Rewarding
Speech-Language Pathologist (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHFebruary 15, 2014
Pros: benefits, job security
Cons: caseload size
Cincinnati Public School District is a large urban school district where its employees experience both the challenges of the effects of poverty on the majority of their students as well as the rewards of making a difference in the lives of the neediest children of all. Collaboration with other employees, professional development, as well as strict adherence – more... to state and federal guidelines for completion of educational documents are a regular part of the work experience. – less
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Real World Experience
Consultant (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHJanuary 6, 2014
Cincinnati Public Schools have the potential to change the youth of Cincinnati. A great school system for children.
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One of the most rewarding jobs I've ever held!
Senior Support Specialist (Former Employee), Winton Montessori School, Cincinnati, OhioDecember 27, 2013
Fast paced job. Wonderful fellow workers. Plenty of opportunity for advancement. (ie. started as temporary food service worker, to clerk, to elementary school secretary). Great salary and benefits.
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Fun place to work
Paraprofessional (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHDecember 18, 2013
I always have a good day at work. The teachers are great with the children. My school is working on a lot of material for the Kindergarten classed and they are doing well at it.
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Wonderful school system to work in with great staff and students.
Intervention Specialist and Inclusionist (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OhioOctober 16, 2013
Pros: making a difference in the lives of children with nspecial needs.
Cons: sometimes difficulties with parents of these students made what bwe were trying bto accomplish, harder.
I worked in The Cincinnati Public School System for 25 years. It was a wonderful experience. I started there as a Special Education Tutor and later evolved into an Intervention Specialist .I worked with students with special needs, primarily in a small group environment, but also served as an Inclusionist, if needed. As an Intervention Specialist, I – more... followed the needs of the student's IEP and served that student within the Least Restricted Environment. – less
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Great job, hated to leave.
Sports Statistician (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHOctober 16, 2013
Great place to work, kids were willing to learn and motivated to do so.
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A highly professional organization.
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHSeptember 10, 2013
Pros: professional atmosphere, excellent healthcare and good salary.
Cons: paperwork increased every year with no assigned time to finish it.
A typical day at work consisted of 6.5 hours with students teaching to the Individualized Educational Program of each student. I learned patience and how to deal with pressure. Management was geared toward student progress and supporting the instructional staff. I supervised anywhere from one to four instructional assistants during my career. My co-workers – more... were generally professional and skilled.
As in any organization some were happier with their jobs than others. I found the paperwork to be the most difficult part of the job as it either interfered with student time or was accomplished during after work hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the students and watching them progress throughout the year. – less
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Not the best fit, but a situation that allowed for much personal growth
Classroom Assistant/Student Intern (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHAugust 22, 2013
Pros: great co-workers, the chance to be creative with lessons, wonderful students
Cons: low pay, constant testing of students, at times poor communication among staff.
I had been volunteering with the school I ended up working at prior to starting their. I had started as an intern at a private school and was later approached about taking a position as a classroom assistant with CPS. I really enjoyed the time I was able to give lessons and work one on one with students. I feel that starting as a teacher has a steep – more... learning curve and starting in the position a month into the school year starting meant I had a lot to catch up. I found that I had some issues relating to my students due in part to their age. When I was planning on being an elementary teacher my intention was to work with older students than the ones that were in my classroom. I was amazed at how resourceful I had to be in this role. Finding activities to fill inside recess time with no notices and behavioral management were the most stressful. I found that my skill set for writing case notes and documentation served me well in the classroom. Trying to balance the needs of being an intern and a paid employee was at times very taxing and creating boundaries between the two roles took some time. – less
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A CHALLENGING AND RESPECTABLE ENVIRONMENT.
PARAPROFESSIONAL (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHJune 2, 2013
Pros: vacations throughout the year; summer break.
Cons: the afscme union for civil service is ineffective, especially pertaining to wages.
THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB WOULD BE THE CHILDREN FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS, SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, LEARNING DISABILITIES ETC. AND OFTEN TIMES THE ABSENCE OF EFFECTIVE PARENTS TO ASSIST WITH THE ACADEMIC AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDENTS.
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Innovative, High expectations, and Leadership opportunities
Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OhioApril 28, 2013
CPS is rated as one of the top urban school districts. We are current with CCSS. Expectations are high and create exceptional teachers and students. I have been proud to be a part of the district. The hardest part of the job is the lack of parental involvement at home as well as school. Most of our students are high risk. We are limited in what we can – more... do to help them. – less
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Intervention Specialist (Former Employee), OhioApril 23, 2013
Pros: n/a
Cons: resigning
There were many enjoyable years working within this district. Met a lot of good people (teachers, psychologists, administrators, clerical staff,etc.). Learned and participated actively in lots of professional training experiences. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the students and teaching staff of different schools. The hardest part – more... of the job was saying goodbye at the end of each school year. There were no typical days, each day was something new and challenging. – less
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very learning environment
Instructor Assistant (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHFebruary 16, 2013
Pros: knowing you could have the summer off
Cons: lunchroom monitoring
Always busy I learn that helping others is a reward within itself.
Feeling as if you could have did more in certain situations. The most enjoyable part of this job was knowing that in some small way you have contributed to some ones success.
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very learning environment
Instructor Assistant (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHFebruary 16, 2013
Pros: knowing you could have the summer off
Cons: lunchroom monitoring
Always busy I learn that helping others is a reward within itself.
Feeling as if you could have did more in certain situations. The most enjoyable part of this job was knowing that in some small way you have contributed to some ones success.
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Ohio's Highest Rated Urban School District
Senior Executive Secretary (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHFebruary 12, 2013
I love working for an innovative organization that values creativity!
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A great place to work , got to have a passion to help others
School Community Coordinator (Current Employee), cincinnati, ohioNovember 19, 2012
Pros: i enjoy helping our youth, education, childcare, clothing, etc.the most important thing is i don't expect anything in return from students just success.
Cons: cannot change everybody.
A typical day for me is checking students in through the metal detector. From there the tone of the day is set,everything is written on their face, happy, sad, cold,etc.. We often deal with "why" we can not have food near computers.
I've learned to deal with situations as they occur, tomorrow might be too late. My co-workers band together to help each – more... other and students. We do not show.discard in front of the students. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing I gave it my best in helping somebody, if nothing else seeing students enter the building with a smile. – less
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great place; just a lot of budget cuts
Substitute Instructor Assistant (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHSeptember 16, 2012
Budget cuts were the result of being layoff. Management and staff were great to work for.Working with Teachers and school staff was a great learning expenice.Pay was ok.