Pros: discounts, 10 months, mon-fri work week
Cons: low wages, parental support/involvement, job security
Experiences differ depending upon position and location. My experience ranges from extremely challenging to extremely enjoyable. Throughout my time working within the school system, I have learned and employed several skill sets that would be useful in other job markets. Being able adjust, deciding what is appropriate and necessary in performing daily task such as creating program documents, disciplinary actions for students, handling parent/student altercations, etc. I have, for the most part enjoyed the individuals I have worked with. Who you work with matters just as much as where you work. The most difficult part of the job is having to work within a system that may not always seem effective and occasionally feeling unproductive because of a lack of support from supervisors. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the children you work with grow and mature academically as well as socially.