Instructional Aide Substitute (Current Employee) – Folsom and Rancho Cordova – June 8, 2016
I thoroughly enjoy getting to sub in the different classrooms at FCUSD. Each day is unique and gives a new experience. The teachers are kind and hard working. The school staff are always helpful and kind as well.
Food Service Worker 1 (Former Employee) – Folsom, CA – March 20, 2015
You must like children to work in this job, if you do not or have patients dealing with kids and or teacher do not apply. U will learn very necessary skills from this job regarding food safety and temping food so their are safe to eat.
Successfully served a diverse population of families
Lead Preschool & Pre-K Teacher (Former Employee) – Folsom, CA – September 11, 2014
This was a morning preschool program with daily "required" parent participation. Parents numbered between 4-6 in the classroom daily and had specific duties. The teacher was fully responsible for building an age appropriate curriculum, supervising, instructing and managing 24 preschoolers ages 3-5 and parent helpers on a daily basis. Evening parent education classes was the monthly evening component where parents acquired a clearer understanding of their child's growth, development and age-appropriate expectations. This program was located in a diverse community of families which allowed all children to experience different cultures, appearances, languages, family forms and ways of life in a positive affirming environment. As the teacher I quickly became detailed, highly organized with excellent communication and problem solving skills. Cultural awareness and ESL experience was gained through exposure and daily experience. The most enjoyable part of this job was working with the different families, their cultures and their refreshing innovative and age appropriate ideas. The hardest part was saying good-bye at the end of each school year.
Great families enrolled. Positive and productive work environment.
Hourly pay is not equivilent to actual hours worked for planning a successful program.no benifits
Special Education Instructional Aide (Current Employee) – Russell Ranch Elementary School – February 12, 2014
I am very thankful for my position in helping special needs children mainstream into the general education environment. This is a very fulfilling position. I have learned much patience, grace and creativity. My co-workers are very compassionate and encouraging. On any given day, their support means more than one can imagine. The most difficult part of my position is the when I cannot get through to a student and they are frustrated and cannot express themselves. It breaks my heart to see them in so much agony over something that comes so naturally and easy for other students. The most enjoyable part of my job is when my student has a success in the general classroom, when he gets something that most get instantly and yet he has no concept and really needs to dig deep to figure it out. This moment may only come once a school year, but when it does it is monumental.
Watching student academic and behaivoral progression is very rewarding.
Special Education Para-educator (Current Employee) – Rancho Cordova, California – December 31, 2013
A typical work day is filled with back to back groups the focus on building or strengthening language arts and math skills. I learned how be firm yet patience. I have also learned how dissect and modify curriculum for all students. Improving their fundamental academic skills as well as assisting them throughout their grade level studies. Management and my co-workers can produce varied reactions but most have the best intentions for their students. The hardest part of this job is navigating through various co-workers that lack the understanding of the difference between true learning handicapped students and poor study habits. The students always provide much amusement throughout the work day.
Student growth, entertaning, teaching, paid holidays, health care
Instructional Assistant Special Education (Former Employee) – Folsom, California – April 5, 2013
The environment that I worked is was a great learning environment. I enjoyed what I did. the classroom I was in was a moderate/severe classroom working one on one with a boy with autism. I enjoyed working for the school district but it was just not the right fit for me and or the students.
working with children and getting more experience
hours and not getting the support needed to do my job to the fullest
STARS Assistant (Current Employee) – Rancho Cordova, CA – March 29, 2013
I work with kids at a after school program. A typical day at work starts off by me and my coworkers planning out the day and setting up anything that needs to be set up (for example: pencils sharpened, having paper, color pencils, and books available). Then the kids check in, there are 80 students altogether and 5 staff members, including myself. Each staff member gets about 20 students each and my supervisor, oversees all the groups. After the kids check in, they begin doing their homework and have an hour to complete it. I assist every student that needs help or has a question. After the homework hour is over, the kids have snack that the school district provides. After snack, our after school program provides the equipment to do some recreational activities such as physical education for an hour, or the kids will be allowed to use the school's computer lab where the students can play educational games approved by the school and the district. The last part of the day I'll lead an activity with the kids such as 'hangman' or 'heads up seven up' while my supervisor checks the students out that are being picked up by their parents. There are times when I do the check out.
fun, great place to work, and rewarding job.
only 20 hours per week and no work during the summer (june through mid august)
Food Service Worker One (Current Employee) – Rancho Cordova, CA – August 2, 2012
In charge of overseeing all aspects of food service for a elementary school. Cook and prepare all meals for entire school. In charge of all student accounts for purchase’s and payment schedules. Provide accurate counts of all material for purchasing all food and supplies. Maintain a safe and clean environment for all student and staff that meet strict state guidelines.