SCUSD was a model for what our society encourages to push students to their limits with quality teachers and classroom content.
Teacher and Substitute (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – July 2, 2016
Management focused on providing programs to meet student's needs at every level.
A typical day meant being prepared by 7:30 a.m. to have ideas organized and materials in place.
The most enjoyable part of the day was seeing young people feel valued with a genuine concern that their voices were being heard.
What I learned is that students are getting a thicker, denser, more intense curriculum with State Standards that fill binders.
I also learned how physically wearing the content can be for students.
My co-workers were very caring, bright people.
The job includes many facets to plan, teach, be flexible as needed, direct and inspire kids, be accountable to administrators, maintain an inspiring environment, and rest as needed.
Teaching in Silicon Valley was vibrant, diverse, and on-point for programs designed for the range of kids in the area.
The stress levels for the students wasn't quite understood by teachers unable to walk in kid's shoes, more student-driven projects were needed, and more flexibility was needed to adjust to the needs of the kids in the moment.