Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Hilo, HI – February 19, 2017
At first I took random calls from the system but eventually found several teachers who liked to work with their own subs. They would call frequently and so now I rarely take a call for a teacher I do not already know.
Flexible. It worked out great after I decided to go back to school and get my teaching license.
It can be very unpleasant. Especially grades 7-9 the students can be very difficult, But this was mitigated greatly by working repeatedly for the same teachers, As the students got to know me their behavior rose to my expectations.
Working as a substitute teacher for the DOE is wonderful.
Teacher (substitute) (Current Employee) – Oahu Island, HI – September 27, 2016
I love working as a substitute teacher, getting to know the students and teachers is great, the pay is decent, and it allows for freedom to take care of other priorities outside of work.The only change I would suggest is that long-term substitute teachers who have to grade/plan/go to meetings/deal with parents/prepare report cards should be paid the same or almost the same as regular teachers. They do almost 100% of the work a regular teacher does (which is another 8-10 hours more per day than just a one day assignment) and get paid the same as the regular subs. I would stay till 5-6pm each day, take a ton of work home and come in early, just to stay afloat, as a long-term substitute. I loved it, but it was definitely not worth the pay, though it was a great one time experience.
Great flexibility, enjoyable job
Better compensation for long-term substitutes is a must.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Hilo, HI – July 6, 2016
Working as a substitute teacher is very full-filling and satisfying. Giving back to the community where I was born and raised is the best part of the job. Plus I have the feeling that I am contributing to the future of this great community.
What a great atmosphere to start my teaching career!
Middle School Science Teacher (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – March 2, 2016
This position was at Konawaena Middle School on the Big Island of Hawai'i. The position was 8th Grade Science and utilized the Full Option Science Series (FOSS). Great Experience, Great Staff, Great Academic set-up. There would be a 'mini-break' after each quarter and a six week summer.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – mililani – June 10, 2012
arrive at 7:30 leave at 2:40 review sub plans left by permanent teacher take attendance each class period- turn in attendance at the end of the day little to no interaction with co-workers most enjoyable part of the job is working with students hardest part of the job is keeping students on task when they are unfamiliar with you and dealing with students' parents
Substitute Teacher and in other capacities (Former Employee) – Maui, Hawaii – June 18, 2014
I always get in early, in order to be ready when the students arrive. I learned early that the Hawaii State Department of Education (The System) does not have a high regard for Substitute Teachers. They are considereddisposable. Most of the management (principals) are dedicated to what has to be an often-frustrating job. I found most of my co-workers to be supportive and helpful; we all wanted whatever was best for the kids. The hardest part of the job was teaching math. The most enjoyable experiences were when I saw students triumph, overcoming their self-doubts.
The stimulating company and companionship of "My Kids."
Principals have a hard job. If they have to choose between parents and subs, parents win. Understandable. Parents and kids are longterm. Subs are shortterm.
A great place to work to empower yourself to excel and set measurable goals that enhance and enrich the learning environment of the students.
Parent Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mililani Town, HI – July 4, 2013
Mililani 'Ike Elementary School allows every employee to excel and grow from the moment you walk into the door. Its not just a place to work, but a place where each employee has a valuable contribution to ensure the success of the school. The Principal trusts his employees to do their job, and the pride emulated from your peers in the workplace shows how much each person cares. We were not just co-workers, but a family who worked together for a common purpose. The most difficult part of the job was knowing I had to walk away due to the relocation of my family. However, I was very fortunate to have the experience in working in a great school, amongst many educated professionals, and look forward to sharing what I have learned in my next career path.
Empowerment, Flexible Schedule, Management Support