English Teacher (Former Employee) – West Seneca, NY – July 2, 2016
I had working gor ERIE 1 BOCES from 1985-1999 which was a very rewarding experience helping students achieve success within the alternative program. A typical day at work was to teach an English curriculum, but with the latest computer technology which was an advantage over home schools at that time. Other teachers within the alternative program became very interested in my successful approach to the subject and I taught numerous teachers how to use the technology, not for their advantage, but for the success of the students. Of course the most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the growth and enthusiasm students displayed each day and welcome more learning and meeting new challenges with great success. The hardest part of job was at the end of the school year when students would finish the program and move onto other challenges in life. We had an excellent success rate within the program for all students to meet all state mandates and graduate with high honors.
the continued success once the student became acclimated to the program
a student had a defeatist attitude and not give the program a chance to help them
Erie 1 BOCES Teacher Aide Subbing (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – January 17, 2016
In addition to being a classroom aide at summer school, I was also a teacher aide substitute several times. I was placed in Special Education classrooms, mostly with autistic students who were nonverbal. My typical daily duties included working one on one with students to insure IEP goals were being met and assisting in activities and instruction. I learned that each student is different and it is important to adapt and modify instruction to best meet their needs. My co-workers included a classroom teacher and several personal aides. The most difficult part of the job was classroom management, since many of the students had behavioral issues. However, the most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that I helped make a difference in these students' lives.
Job is personally rewarding though not financially
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – West Seneca, NY – August 9, 2015
I would typically come into a class not knowing what to expect and administer the teachers lesson plans through the day, adapting them to my teaching style and the students needs. I learned a lot at this job but the work was uneven and I needed to move on to somewhere more financially stable.
Teacher/Instructor of the Blind/Visually Impaired (Former Employee) – West Seneca, NY – December 11, 2013
Erie 1 BOCES is one of the most respected employers for whom I have worked. They fairly assess what is needed for their students. They send teachers of the blind to integrate and manage the blind students' social and academic skills in the mainstream. A typical day at work includes travel to several schools, learning about their school, teachers, administrators and progress in academics. My co-workers have been essential in providing the guidance needed to implement goals and objectives. The hardest part of the substitute's job is leaving the students when your term is finished. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing that they are making progress and that they enjoy their adapted modes of learning.
keeping up my braille/nemeth reading and writing codes..(by sight)
not enough time to spend with teachers, students, parents, other staff
Very educational and professional environment while incorporating some fun and making some new friends.
Graphic Artist (Current Employee) – West Seneca, NY – July 30, 2012
On a typical day at work I will open up my email and check to see if any jobs have come back from proof. If so, I will make the edits to, for example, a school calendar or newsletter. I then will create a PFD proof, send a proof sheet for sign off and wait to hear back. I then will continue onto the next set of output jobs or ongoing jobs as per priority. Everyone at Erie 1 BOCES is extremely nice to me and always made me feel welcome from day one. From the start I was treated like any other employee with the same responsibilities and expectations. I was forced to learn fast and be efficient. I really liked that about this company because they trusted my abilities and I trusted that I would learn a lot, which I have and still do every day!
Welding Teacher (Former Employee) – Tonawanda, NY – April 20, 2012
I was a welding teacher for Erie One from 04 to 07. I was treated with dignity and respect and the administration was very professional in all manners. I had to leave with much regret due to family illness and hold therir standards as the bar I measure too.