Elementary School Teacher (Current Employee) – Grand Blanc, MI – October 25, 2015
I have had a fantastic career as a teacher in Grand Blanc Schools. I just have always wondered if how I teach, what I believe, and my sincere desire to help urban students know the joy of learning would be accepted by those children.
I have always thought that if talented high school sports players are recruited for their skills by colleges, willing proficient teachers should recruited or at least allowed to transfer to inner city schools without being penalized by losing money to do so.
Being candid, however, I would have great difficulty teaching a scripted curriculum as I have been allowed to teach in my own way while adhering to my district's expected benchmarks. I believe that I have made a positive difference in my students' lives.
I hold Grand Blanc Schools in the highest esteem for giving me the freedom to teach in my own way. Twenty some years ago, I was asked by the superintendent to form a committee to create an alternative type school in our community. We wrestled with the challenge for two years or more but finally created a very small multiage program of two classrooms. Being housed in a building that has multiple programs such as Parents As Teachers, Children's Garden, and Community Education has limited our growth to four classrooms. City School has been a delightful educational experience that I will cherish forever.
Not enough students to go around and there are layoffs on the way
Instructor (Current Employee) – Grand Blanc, MI – April 12, 2016
No pay raise in five years. An overall combined pay cut of 20% from the district and State. The population is shrinking and so there are less students to draw from and programs are being cut or scaled back.
Substitute Teacher K-12 (Current Employee) – Grand Blanc, MI – October 18, 2014
Assume all duties of a regular classroom teacher within school rules. Follow instructions left by the teacher, check to ensure that there are sufficient supplies in the classroom to carry out lesson plans. Maintain normal classroom routines and discipline procedures.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Grand Blanc, MI – May 2, 2014
I have been a stay at home mom for a few years so to keep up good work habits I have spent around 500 hours a year volunteering in and out of my child's classroom. I have been a Partnership President, a Vice President and a Treasurer. I have organized and planned events, coordinated volunteers for these events, organized several successful fundraisers and bookkeeping responsibilities. I have met and had the privilege of working with other parents who are passionate about their kids and the success of the district as a whole. The hardest part of this job is knowing one day it will come to an end when my kids are grown up. The best part of this job are the people and relationships I have built and kept over the years and the skills that I have learned in bookkeeping, planning and organizing large group volunteer opportunities.
Parapro, luchroom and playground attendant (Current Employee) – Grand Blanc, Michigan – November 24, 2012
I work for a temporary service that provides help in and throughout Grand Blanc schools in many different areas. I have worked with children one on one, helping within classrooms, lunchroom and play ground attendant, and also in the kitchen for the high school.
Print Shop Manager (Current Employee) – Grand Blanc, Michigan – August 14, 2012
Print work for teachers and administration. Busy atmosphere. I have learned how to time manage my work load. The most enjoyable part of the day is in the morning when I get to see the teachers. I have learned a lot in my job. I learned how to make forms and how to do billing. I also work very close with management doing secretarial work such as charts in excel, power point, and typing letters in word. The hardest part of the day is leaving any work unfinished.
get to meet new teachers and learn about the school district.
Head Varsity Boys Bowling Coach (Current Employee) – Grand Blanc, Michigan – July 17, 2012
Typical coaching job. Perform two practices a week, matches throughout the week and weekend. One of the hardest thing about my job is dealing with the parents. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the success of my athletes