currently working with special needs children in a classroom setting and also one on one.
Substitute Para Educator (Current Employee) – Desert Sands Unified School District area – October 16, 2015
currently employed as a substitute para educator working with special needs children. Mostly children with severe disabilities. Working in a group setting with other aids in a classroom and also a one on one with a student.
Guest Art Teacher (Current Employee) – La Quinta, CA – September 3, 2015
In this structured and at the same time autonomous environment, I was given a great deal of opportunity to experiment and grow as a teacher and manager. Each day had such variety and unexpected occurrences, that I was constantly challenged, able to further develop problem solving skills, and hone and refine my interpersonal relationships with people. Because of the bureaucracy of a large organization, it always took a lot of time to get the supplies I needed or things fixed, but with that I find ways to work with whatever I had at the time and with what was working. The most enjoyable part of the job was the interaction with students. Had great support from the administrative staff and co-workers.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – La Quinta, CA – January 6, 2015
Wonderful way to make a difference, high stress and little support from management due to unrealistic caseloads. Not a family friendly place to work. A good match for independent self-starters and self-managed people.
Desert Sands Unified is committed to the well-being of both their students and their teaching staff.
Long-Term Substitute Teacher - Intervention (Former Employee) – La Quinta, CA – September 4, 2012
For four years, I worked primarily as a long-term substitute teacher in the Desert Sands Unified School District. At each job site, they treated me with the same respect as the regular teaching staff. In short, it was a very professional work experience.
Continually searching for new methodology and .making changes
Bilingual Primary Classroom Teacher (Former Employee) – La Quinta, CA – August 30, 2014
This is a challenging environment for teachers and administrators who want to make an impact on the lives of students. Teachers are supported with new methodology and new technology in order to keep records and employ new teaching strategies. Hardest part of the job is supporting students as they are subjected to tests on nearly a daily basis. The balance of time for learning vs the time spent on testing in the students day could be improved to allow more time for teaching and learning. The most enjoyable part of the job is serving children who are really in need of a relationship with a teacher who cares about their welfare, their learning and their future.
buildings are modern and have updated technology. good air conditioning
uncredentialed staff work with students on class assignments in after school programs