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I was called and interviewed for a math position because the teacher left

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Very disrespectful and stressful past five years; It got to the point where I was having extreme uncontrolled anxiety and panic attacks during the school day. There was a lack of administrative support to use my sick leave which at the beginning of the medical situation I had over 120 unused sick days. I was an individual that worked in the district when I was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, and never missed one day of work during the period I was being treated with chemotherepy and was quite ill. During the past five years, my physicians requested reasonable accomidations to work through anxirety and panic disorder; granted, as hard ad I tried, I was not at my best, did the best I could for all students, yet the district administration moved me out of my building of twenty years and put me in situations where the work setting was more difficult. I pretty much had to retire under long term disability at age 55. I forgot to mention, I served the military Reserves 24 years, retired, and they did everything they could to accomidate my illnesses, and my military duties were much less stressful then working at the Minneapolis school where I taught. Thanks Minneapolis for the compassion that you never showed me; now I know why students struggle in your district. I did too! Dave Reierson, Science Teacher, Retired under disability, pathetic!

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You have to support diversity teachers which is that MPS needs to represent the students and support them with their needs too.

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Your level of education, as I believe you need a certain number of college credits for most positions. Any criminal history may also prevent you from getting hired.

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Provide honest salaries and respect employees for their accomplishments

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What was one of my most memorable encounters with a child either as a child myself or as an adult.

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I am unsure as to if they will match steps from other districts/states. Minneapolis takes into account your level of education and years of experience in order to determine which step/lane you will start at.

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I work during the week das from 7:30 to 3:30.

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