Teacher, Department Chair, Consultative Teacher (Current Employee) – Jonesboro, GA – November 24, 2017
Our environment is very structured and regulated by bells and schedules. Teachers are required to man duty post, be in their prospective classes, manage attendance and grade books, implement classroom management skills as well as collaborate with grade level and curriculum teachers and teach the standards, attend meetings, stay in contact with parents and many other duties and responsibilities. If you are an organized person, computer literate and you have good time management skills you will do well in this environment.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Jonesboro, GA – October 16, 2017
Pending the grade level, each group presents its rewards and challenges. Smaller children absorb almost everything you throw at them, while older children may need more attention if they have fallen behind. Older children are starting to enter into the tween years and need to be positively redirected often.
Overall, the experience is what you bring to it. If you enjoy teaching and have patience, the job is very rewarding for the teacher as well as the students.
The joy of seeing the "light bulb" come on when a child grasp the concept of a subject.
You have to coordinate with another teacher to watch the class for rest roombreaks.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Jonesboro, GA – September 18, 2017
Educating children, Dealing with children from various social/economics backgrounds is quite the challenge. Teaching is secondary in most cases because you have to teach respect and basic functions first. Clayton teachers are to be commended with how they tackle this challenge each day...
Science Teacher (Former Employee) – Jonesboro, GA – September 14, 2017
It was manageable. I worked there for six years of my ten years in public education. The principal and administration were positive. However, it was too far to commute once I sold my house in South Dekalb County.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Jonesboro, GA – September 3, 2017
Spending hours communicating with children about career choices and listening to their many dreams and aspirations in life. I give my opinion and students follow instructions and directions on chapters in a textbook or computer knowledge facts.
DES Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Hampton, GA – August 28, 2017
I have worked for CCPS for 14 years. Although the job can be quite rewarding, it can also be very stressful. The best part of the job is seeing that light bulb finally come on with a student. They finally have mastered the task. That is an awesome feeling to have been the person to see it through. The worst part of the job are the children that have no discipline. The schools no longer discipline the children and we are left with many behaviors that hinder our ability to teach. Overall the company is good.
Nutrition Worker (Current Employee) – Riverdale, GA – August 27, 2017
I enjoy working at CCPS. I like the fact that I can retire from the school and that I can always transfer to another school. I love the fact that I am off on the weekend and holidays because I have a small son and I am a single mother. I Cant work the weekends. I also love the fact that I get off at a good time where I can still do what I need to do when I get off. Love the benefits. The bonuses could improve. I Really hate the fact that we get paid monthly. I think it should be weekly or Bi-weekly
English Language Learner Teacher (Former Employee) – Jonesboro, GA – August 14, 2017
In some instances, teachers are threatened when they attempt to leave the district. I have heard of some teachers being told that if they leave the district for any reason, they could not return for 2 years.
Teacher (Gifted) (Former Employee) – Riverdale, GA – August 9, 2017
Very large county, many failing schools due to poor discipline from the students, parents and administration. It wasn't all bad especially with those students who want to be there and learn. Great technology and resources, many opportunities to make money.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Forest Park, GA – August 3, 2017
I enjoy working with the students and staff members. I enjoy the various vacation days we receive and paid holidays. All of my children attend Clayton County Schools, and I love working on the same schedule.
Nutrition Worker (Current Employee) – Clayton County, GA – July 31, 2017
Working with the school system is very enjoyable! You are off no later than 3pm every day, off on weekends and holidays, school breaks and summer vacation! The only negative is that you get paid ONCE a month! The very last day of the month unless it's on a weekend ! And the pay is little so just imagine trying to manage 800/900 a MONTH! Most employees here have second jobs !