Kelly Educational staffing services provided me with the opportunity to connect with many local school programs and return to a career in education. I am grateful for the experience, their kind professional services and continued organization. They have a wonderful business that fills an important need.
I would substitute for teacher sometimes for weeks or months at a time. I learned that it a hard adjustment for the children as well as the substitute coming in because they now have to adjust to someone new that also was the hardest part of the job. Everywhere I went everyone was very nice and treated me like I was a part of their school which was really nice.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 27, 2017
Great flexibility provided to get into many schools. Easy to use website with smart phone apps available that made scheduling assignments even easier. There were times that assignments originally accepted were changed by the secretary to accommodate for unforeseen call-offs.
Subsitute Teacher (Former Employee) – New London, CT – June 26, 2017
Awesome company to work for. They always have your back and are 100% professional and caring. The only downside I can think of is that they require schools who like and want to hire their subs away to pay a "finder's fee," so working there can actually be detrimental to your other job prospects. However, that's what happens with for-profit education.
Being a substitute teacher can be very difficult. Many of the cliches of students losing complete interest once they learn their teacher is absent and disregarding rules are true. Following lesson plans and keeping attendance are the easier parts of the job, but the aforementioned issues make the position very frustrating. Furthermore, the pay isn't very good at all and there is no room for advancement. This is something that I would only suggest to someone that had no other options at a certain point in their career.
Pick your own schedule/assignments
Poor salary, lack of advancement, disrespect for the position
Fairly good place. I don't have a great deal of interaction with the office staff because the assignments are obtained at the website they maintain for assignments and time clock functions.
A typical work day is conducted at whatever school one's assignment is at. The day is usually 7.67 hours long. There are no benefits to speak of (holidays, paid sick days, insurance), they offer health care but it is fully paid for by the employee.
Time is reported on the website, and can be updated on a daily basis.
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 21, 2017
This was something new to me, and I really enjoyed working for the Philadelphia School District. Each day was a different challenge. The staff was so supported and nice to work with. The task were easy nothing hard about the job.
Kelly allowed me to structure as many workdays (or half-days) as I could and/or pleased while studying toward a master's degree part-time. I learned an immeasurable amount about teaching and the public education system, and although each school had a unique method of tracking hours (which takes adapting to and occasionally causes payroll problems), this only gave me a fuller impression of the everyday snags with which a working person has to contend. As a young professional, I am grateful to Kelly for improving my teaching skills and self-sufficiency.
I enjoy working at Kelly during the school year. The hours are flexible and the pay is weekly. I have come to appreciate that I have worked with students of different age groups even though my certification is in Secondary Education.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Gulfport, MS – June 19, 2017
As a Substitute Teacher with Kelly Educational Staffing, i really enjoy working with the students. It's a wonderful feeling to know i have made a positive impact in their lives. I have learned a lot about teaching strategies and classroom management. I am well satisfied with the compensation and work schedule.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 16, 2017
Working for this company you will have great experiences to where you wish you was a tracher in real life. The pay sucks for teachers but i loved what i do, and the kids/schools i got to know. You will get to do what a teacher does every single day k-12. and most days you will love it because i did.