RICHARDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Employer Reviews
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RICHARDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Job Work/Life Balance
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Paraprofessional Educator (Former Employee), Richardson, TX – December 11, 2014
Pros: staff, kids
Great school to work at, I love the staff, so supportive.. I love the office staff, and the people I worked with... I worked there for 17 years, Had positive feedback every year, got along with everyone...
I worked with the kids on job boxes, living skills, social skills, work development, community outings, manners Hygiene, proper manners, managed – more... behavior, attend classes with student, lead group activities, art projects, and other activities.. Made job boxes for the kids, cleaned and maintained a safe working environment. – less
Technical Assistant (Former Employee), richardson, tx. – January 30, 2014
help teachers in operation of their computers. and to help teaching students in using computer properly in different program. All the teachers are nice and dedicated for their works, it was nice to know.
Pros: amazing district who were accommodating to everyone
Cons: not any cons from my perspective.
Me being just a student teacher there, I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised at how inviting and friendly they were to me. I was at Lakehighlands Elementary school for my first part of student teaching and the principle invited me in with open arms. All of the teachers were extremely nice, and I never came across a single person – more... that was rude. The administration were extremely welcoming to the student teachers that were in the district. They held a student teacher orientation where I got the chance to meet some awesome people who made sure that we knew we were welcome and that they wanted us in their district. I also got to teach at Pearce high school and it has amazing art teachers there. The principle was also a wonderful woman. – less
Productive work environment, rewarding in terms of giving back to the community.
Head Volleyball and Track Coach (Former Employee), Richardson, TX – October 1, 2012
Pros: making a positive impact on the lives of socioeconomically challenged adolescents.
Cons: it was difficult to find work/life balance, especially being a single mother
My English and Reading classes were where I began my day. Greeting students with a friendly smile and a handshake and asking them one thing I knew was unique to them was essential. My students often came to class angry or sad and with their heads hanging low. My primary objective was instilling confidence in them and trust between us. I learned that – more... by getting to know who they were, I was able to teach and they were eagerly ready to learn.
Over my seven years of teaching, I managed co-workers,students, one student-teacher, athletes and parents. In order to handle these responsibilities I had to exhibit my ability to be assertive, friendly, co-operative, team-orientated, organized and intelligent. I was successful.
My job as teacher and coach was hard when I saw students struggle with outside factors that were out of their control. Many lost their innocence, in my opinion, prematurely. Politically, many regulations were in place that tied my hands in terms of what I could teach and how I had to grade students. Classroom sizes were large and staff was short. I got frustrated because I didn't feel my students were receiving the opportunities they deserved and their were no easy solutions.
I loved getting to know my students. Seeing them let their guards down and then trust me enough to guide them through an awkward time in life was extremely rewarding. – less