Guidance Counselor/Teacher (Current Employee) – Farmington Hills, MI – March 30, 2017
I feel lucky to be able spend each day with students! I love the world of school and look forward to daily collaboration with my colleagues. It is very rewarding to work toward improving students' learning and personal growth.
I work for an after school program called EXCEL, i am in charge of interacting with the students and their family along with assisting the students with their school work and helping them learn new and fun things such as cooking, crocheting and making candy.
Kitchen Helper (Current Employee) – Farmington Hills, MI – November 1, 2015
Fun and rewarding experience. Everyday is different. Always a busy job that gets accomplished everyday. Quiet times while preparing food, and busy times serving food were a great combination to make the day go smooth and quick.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Farmington, NM – August 4, 2015
Arrive at 8:45. Assist teacher setting up lessons. Call parents if need be for information about transport for the children. Direct children towards learning experiences. Ensure they stay on task/do not distract others. Prevent injury. Provide smooth safe and productive environment. My co workers are great. Mostly women 23-50. All friendly and intelligent. Management is understanding and non-invasive. The hardest part of my job is defining the line between teaching and babysitting. They are very young and very cute so they can manipulate a room with crying or laughing. Teachers and Paras have to make sure to hold the interest of the children with the lessons and activities without sacrificing to much structure. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the children gain intellectual and social skills as they progress through the program.
Intrinsically rewarding, good pay, good co workers, good for resume
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Farmington Hills, MI – June 18, 2015
Each day as a sub is different. Some are smooth as silk and others are bumpy, but the more I worked in Farmington, the more I was able to develop relationships with the students and staff so that most days were easy and the students were able to learn without their normal teacher in the room.
Secretary II to Special Education Department (Current Employee) – Farmington, CT – July 16, 2013
Typical day is busy with teachers, administrators and parents. I learned about special education, applying for grants and SEDAC data. I feel that I've maximized my knowledge and I'm looking to continue to grow.
Safety Committee Chair/Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Farmington, MI – May 28, 2013
Driving a school bus is an interesting career. No two days are ever the same. Traffic, weather, how the students are feeling and field trips all play a factor in how the day goes. It could be difficult to pay attention to so many different aspects but it becomes 'just another day'.
It is not a thankless job. The parents consistently tell me how grateful they are I'm driving the children safely everyday. They know if there's something wrong, I tell with them.