Teacher Aide (Former Employee), Elmira, NY – January 11, 2015
I helped teachers with various duties around the classroom. I also did the lunch duties such as recess and supervising the café while the kids were eating lunch. I enjoyed working with my co-workers on a daily basis. The hardest part of my job when I first started was building relationships with the kids at the school.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee), Elmira, NY – December 23, 2014
This school was great to work for. I went to highschool here and love coming back and giving back to the school i graduated from. I only take high school and middle school jobs will probably never take an elementary job.
Teaching the students and seeing their joy in learning.
Teacher's Aide (Former Employee), Elmira, NY – July 3, 2014
Pros: inetraction with the children
Cons: the cuts in the school district for funding
Working together with regular students and one on one in the special needs classroom. Teaching an after school art class where the children made and delivered 800 holiday cards.The sharing of ideas,caring and the inspiration for different projects shared by the children.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Elmira, NY – July 24, 2013
A typical work day would consist of gathering all the materials and ingrediants needed for the salad bar, running the cash register during lunch periods, cleaning the work areas and assisting other co-workers when needed. The managers were great to work for and with. Worked with some very hard-headed co-workers but made a few friends! The hardest part of the job was enforcing the rules when it came to the students accounts and their lunches and also dealing with the students in general sometimes. I loved my job and found the whole whole experience to be enjoyable!
teacher (Former Employee), various – June 15, 2013
Worked for the district for 7+ yrs. administration is all over the place with no consistency. Southside's head principle is a great guy but has to answer to the nuckleheads on Hoffman St!!! Don't expect fair treatment or fair pay, if any! This position is advertised because none of the teachers want/can do this job! Avoid at all costs!!
Parent Partner/Independent Contractor (Former Employee), Elmira, NY – May 28, 2013
I didn't have a typical work day. Although I was told during the interview process that I could work from home there were several hours of work I did that I was not paid for. I had office hours during the school day for parents that wanted to come & see me, but had no office to work out of. Last while I was off due to an injury, but still checking my email & responding to parents, I received a canvas email stating that they were hiring for my position that I had not quit.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Elmira, NY – July 13, 2012
Pros: leave work at 3:00
Cons: no health care or benefuts.
Never a dull moment. I introduce myself to the class take attendance and lunch count. This helps me to get familiar with the students and learn their names. I enjoy learning or relearning subject areas that I teach them. the hardest part of the job is picking up where the teacher left off. The best way to handle that is to reveiw the material and dicuss it with the students. The day goes by fast and there is never a dull moment. The Coworkers are always helpful.
Overall, Elmira has been a relatively good place to work.
Special Education Teacher (Current Employee), Elmira, NY – July 10, 2012
Pros: very up to date technology.
Cons: budget cuts and changes have made it difficult.
In the past, I have enjoyed working at Elmira City Schools. However, the work environment has been changing with current job cuts and budget changes. Recently, they have laid off more than 100 teachers. Morale is not very good any more. It's going to be a tough year to work with such changes.