Every School is Different
Teacher (Former Employee) – Sugar Grove, IL – March 23, 2015
At my school, almost everything was ran by the Assistant Principal and not the principal. The Principal would come in between 10am-12pm. The principal said it was because that was a salaried position and only paid for 40 hours and everyone else was eligible for overtime.
The principal was always in the office and made the assistant principal answer all the phone calls, deal with difficult parents, and do all the bathroom breaks or leg work. Some staff would slack off, while others had to pick up their slack.
The assistant principal left for another job. I think the assistant principal made a good choice, seeing as she was constantly referred to as an assistant like the AP was the principal's personal assistant (with the responsibilities of the principal).
Overall the company is okay to work for - typical child care company...low pay (they start you at $11-$12/hr depending on experience, $13/hr as a third level, $15/hr as an assistant principal, and $40k/year as a principal).
1 week AFTER 1 year of work.
3 years = 2 weeks vacation
10 years = 3 weeks vacation.
Sick time: 3 days a year.
Child Care Discount: depends on your length of service. Usually 25%-50%, but no discount in the infant room. Principal's receive 50% off in the infant room and free tuition after that.
The families and students are what keep me there and keep me going. Good coworkers definitely make my job enjoyable as well.
families, students, giving back to the community
minimal benefits and very little work/life balance