Art Teacher (Former Employee) – Wayne County Public Schools – October 4, 2015
I worked for 32 + years in the NC Public School System as an Elementary Art teacher. I am now retired and enjoy a retirement check every month.
Yes, the work is hard. teachers must be dedicated and cooperative with a lot of impossible circumstances,yet do their best and rise over problems. Yes, we are often asked , "To do more with less".
I am proud of my 32 years of being able to teach Art to 32,000 students and they stop me on the street any time I go out to say hello and tell me how much they loved my classes.
I was surrounded my many wonderful other teachers in the many years I worked and loved my students, fellow workers and Principals.
I was an Art Major in college and always loved Art. The children loved Art, too and I was privileged to have employment to share my favorite and best talents with them.
No, I am not rich, but I had steady and dependable, respected employment for my entire working career. I am now enjoying retirement, and would consider a part time position to tutor or be useful in the current school in Goldsboro, NC.
Teachers do not get paid for the amount of work they actually do, which is continuous, but I always had a steady income, nice housing and a good car and plenty of the necessities of life.
I worked with educated people, had a safe environment to work in, had the love of thousands of children and the friendship of countless teachers and parents. I worked in a respected profession and will always be proud of working within the school system in NC and am grateful and lucky to have the opportunities I enjoyed.
Inmore... Retirement, I have a steady income, BCBS of NC Health Coverage, Dental, Eye, Life Insurance, and the love and respect of many people. I am very proud of the work I did and the progress many of the grown children I run across often in my community. I also had a fine career in Art.less
Teacher Elementary (Current Employee) – North Carolina – September 27, 2015
North Carolina school system they do not care about the students test! test! schools are failing. Revoling doors for teachers over worked , . hositle working conditions, power stricken administrators. old buildings lazy janitors, paper work endless hours ,plus under paid teachers. Oh well wake up you are losing a generation of kids behind greedy and racism. No breaks a form of slavery. The kids make my day.