I would arrive at work around 6:30 am and prep my work area. I would set the line up and take the food and put in the oven for breakfast for staff and students. I would also prep the lunch items and get my line ready for lunch. An other job duties as assigned.
Houston Independent school District is the largest school district in Houston and offers various experiences to all employees on a day to day basis. For the most part I enjoyed educating student, training teachers in the area of technology as well as sponsoring students in both National Honor Society and yearbook club.
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A typical day, I'm lucky if I see anyone. There's so much to do that the time flies by. The holidays and breaks are the best and we can work from home if needed. The healthcare benefits are the worst. They're too expensive.
First Grade Teacher (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – September 5, 2017
Being a teacher is about the same from district to district. Here I felt a little left out to to figure things out on my own. My grade level team was awesome but as a whole, from administration, I felt forgotten.
Tutored any level of math ranging from pre-algebra all the way to calculus. The tutors had their own tutoring room where we pulled students that were behind and personally tutored them one-on-one. Occasionally we would enter classes and help teachers with struggling students.
A typical day teaching student various subjects and making it fun while they learn. I learn from just a student receiving what I'm teaching. The management offers a lot of assistance. It's a good workplace culture, The harders part is a student not learning some of the subjects that are being taught. The most enjoyable is making that sutdent day.
VIPS--Volunteers In Public Schools (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 29, 2017
Excellent company to work for an excellent learning environment with regard to my career as an educator. Very easy going work environment sometimes are more challenging than others. A pure joy to interact with students and their ability to grasp material gives me pure joy. The educators I shadowed as a volunteer were very helpful and forthcoming with useful information to assist me in my endeavor to become an educator.
Too much emphasis on standardized testing as opposed to actual teaching.
Algebra II Instructor and Head Tennis Coach (Current Employee) – Lamar HS – August 29, 2017
there is no respect for teachers from administration, its like a sweat shop. and no respect from students, neither parents. The administration does not really care for the quality of education but for the appearance of it as it is conveyed on paperwork.
Tree pruner , roll-off container inspection (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 27, 2017
If your looking for great benefits with fair pay & a place to retire , Houston.i.s.d is a good place to do so . They have lots of paid days off , paid vacation , paid sick time , paid personal leave , excellent benefits .
Working for HISD was a mixed blessing in that some days were highly stressful and busy, but some days were slow and boring.
Sr. Secretary, Purchasing Department (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 22, 2017
For me, the most enjoyable part of the job was learning the ins and outs of the state bidding system and being able to explain and therefore help the business representatives wishing to do business with the district. There were some personnel issues, however, that could have been better handled by management.
Excellent challenge to maintain safety and discipline for precious cargo
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 17, 2017
*Typical day at work is to expect the unexpected, and provide a positive solution *Everyone is capable of teaching you something you did not know *Managers are people too, and deserve our empathy *Diversity culture is an enrichment exercise *The hardest part of this job is knowing when to respectfully say NO. *The most enjoyable part of the job is a parent's smile
Teacher (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 16, 2017
I love collaborating with people. It is extremely rewarding to work with children and help them learn and to grow. The hardest part is to be evaluated weekly. Teachers teach because they love what they do. It is extremely time consuming to prepare each lesson.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Furr High School – August 15, 2017
Each day is different when it comes to teaching. Everyday is an learning experience being that you are dealing with the youth. Management really has to think outside the box and be creative. The workplace culture is extremely diverse being that the environment is a multi cultural setting. The most challenging aspect is having patients and understanding that every individual learns and solve problems in their own way. One of the most enjoyable benefits is the end result, when you see students and team members applying their academics to their lifestyles.
Sharpening leadership ability, multi cultural workplace