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Loved working for the City of Spfld. Schools System
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Springfield, MAJune 18, 2014
Pros: i got to work w great people and add many skills to my profile.
Cons: never should of put furthering my nursing to become rn on hold.
I worked w pre-school children, actually a blind 5 yr. old girl, and some days were busy, i worked w 2-3 different therapists a day to screen this child. and I knew her best so they worked around my observations, my co- workers were great it was a new school to me and they welcomed me w open arms. and I enjoyed working w the children , Im also a para(teachers – more... assistant so i got to cover classes when the the teacher was absent and got paid well. got to sit on in ela meetings about was services certain children needed. so the most enjoyable thing were the children. and the hardest part of the job was to say goodbye! – less
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Lot of drama
Paraprofessional Educator (Former Employee), Springfield, MOJune 2, 2014
Pros: meeting new people every year and making lots of friends.
Cons: short breaks and expensive healthcare.
A typical day walking in the halls at the high school I worked at involved being around a large diverse of students. I learned to be patient, don't let the kids push your buttons, and pick your own battles. Staff worked well together even though we had little support from the administrators. One of the hardest parts was the drama, hearing lots of cussing, – more... and the disrespect from the students. It seems like parents are looking for a reason to complain about a teacher. I did enjoy seeing individuals reach their goals and have daily accomplishments. – less
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Working with emotional and behavior disorder students in a challenging but rewarding environment.
Behavior Technician Specialist (Current Employee), Springfield, MOMay 6, 2014
I take target behavior data on students who are having difficulties in their classrooms. I summarize the data, help create a behavior intervention plan, and then teach the staff at the school how to properly implement the BIP. After implementation the BIP is adjusted for optimal performance and then I would move on to another student. I also am trained – more... to physically intervene should a student escalate and need to be physically restrained because they were hurting themselves, others, or damaging school property. This job's perks include anonymity, some travel time between schools during the day and getting to see when students succeed. Some con's to this job are very little initial training, having little support in the building, and dealing with repetitive dangerous and destructive behaviors. – less
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Springfield Public School Substitute
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Springfield, MOApril 1, 2014
Pros: i was able to work at a different school everyday.
Cons: no job security.
I learned how to a different class everyday. Hardest part of the job was being a substitute because no one likes to obey when the students have one.
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I love working in the class room with the students.
Certified Nurses Assistant (C.N.A) (Current Employee), Springfield, MAMarch 21, 2014
A typical day at work is helping the students with adl's and helping teacher with other class room activites. I work very well with my co-workers.
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I enjoyed working this volunteer front desk position.
Volunteer, Front Office, Kickapoo High School (Former Employee), Springfield, MOFebruary 28, 2014
As a front des office volunteer, I loved working with people and was very good at prioritizing needs. This was a great job is you are a people person, and I am exactly that. I answered phones, directed calls, helped students with questions, and worked on any extra projects that the office staff needed help with.
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Springfield Public Schools Is a good place to work
Custodial Supervisor (Former Employee), Springfield, MOFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: the communications
Cons: disciplinary
I enjoyed enter acting with my employees, Lots of hard work, I put in an average 50 hrs. weekly. The harest part of my Job was to fire someone. But I really injoyed the people
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Professional Learning Community
Social Studies Teacher (Former Employee), Springfield, MO 65803January 9, 2014
Pros: continuous professional development, wide variety of course options offered to all students
Cons: salaries are low for the area
SPS is a well oiled machine geared at improving the educational opportunities of all of it's students and faculty.
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Part-time hours with Full-time benefits
Bus Driver (Former Employee), Springfield, MONovember 17, 2013
Pros: fixed schedule, summers "paid" off
Cons: portion of check taken out for summer pay, low hours
Though I learned more about managing multiple people the workspace was cramped and the fear of making the smallest mistake and being targeted by management for termination left a looming shadow of worry above every employee.
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Stressful
Work directly under the supervision of the teacher (Current Employee), Springfield, MAAugust 9, 2013
One word...Corrupt...5 schools are level four, so they call them forward 5 because they are going to become a level 5 school, when that happens, everyone loses their job and the state takes over. Don't count on administration helping you in any way, they are busy chasing kids down the hallways.
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A very good place to work for a mother with school age kids
Kitchen Aide (Current Employee), Springfield, ILJune 19, 2013
Pros: there's always something to do. you never get bord.
Cons: the con right now is that i'm only a sub and that i don't have one school to always go to.
A typical work day is getting breakfast and lunch prepped and cooked and put out for the kids for that day. After serving breakfast and lunch, clean up and get some food prepped for the next day. I learned the in's and out's of working in a kitchen. I am a sub, so I work at all different schools. I haven't found an employee that I didn't like yet. All – more... the ladies are hard working and fun to work with. The hardest part of the job is the heat, heavy lifting and the extremly fast pace. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the children that don't always get a meal at home, always eating at school. – less
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Challenging, energetic, supportive and friendly work environment.
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee), Springfield, MADecember 27, 2012
Pros: great hours, vacations, and holidays
Cons: high stress, possibilities of being injured
A typical day at work started at 7:30am, when we would search our students. I would then have breakfast duty until 8. I would then take my students into our classroom. I had the same students all day for every subject. I taught students with severe learning, social, and emotional disabilities. Every day was different, every student was different. I – more... learned how to be very patient, and very flexible. Most of the co-workers were on the same page and worked toward the same goals. The hardest part of my job was losing students due to crime, drugs or suicide. The most enjoyable part of my job is attending graduation, and seeing students that had the odds stacked against them, graduate. – less
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nice people work for
Custodian (Current Employee), Springfield, MODecember 10, 2012
Every day was different day kids and staff where great be around
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Friendly place to work, but sometimes lonely
Custodian (Former Employee), Springfield, OROctober 18, 2012
Pros: friendly people and nice atmosphere
Cons: nights alone and sometime dull
I enjoyed working with the teachers, they were always a lot of fun
they made my job much easier.

I learned how to deal with issues that happen throughout a school
day.

The hardest part of the job was some assembly because people didn't want to leave.
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Productive and Fun Environment
Substitute Teacher Grades K - 12 (Former Employee), Springfield, MAOctober 1, 2012
Pros: new opportunites
Cons: exhausting
Is a productive place to work always with the neccesary support. Meeting new people from different backgrounds and having the opportunity to learn new skills and have new opportunities as a professional level and personal. Must wonderful is how we can change children life and believes by being a role model and believing in them.
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Great place to work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Springfield, MASeptember 18, 2012
Pros: great location
Cons: pay could be better
I have worked here for 21 1/2 years. It is a great place with good benefits.
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Substitute teaching in the Springfield District
Substitute Teacher (K-12) (Current Employee), Springfield, MAMay 9, 2012
Pros: work hours/ prep time is complete off time usually
Cons: 1.absolutley no benefits
A typical work day is of course the same hours as a regular teacher which is nice, but you are constantly doing classroom management, which is not so- good unless you have an assignment which is fairly longterm. What I have learned is that it is far better to be a salaried employee with benefits and a team of people that stand behind you for the most – more... part. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you actually get a chance to help out a student. – less
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Productive and exciting learning environment.
Activity Specialist/ Teachers Aid (Current Employee), Springfield, ILApril 24, 2012
Pros: weekends off
A typical day for me would consist of assisting teachers, with daily classroom activities, lesson planning and family event planning. My experience in the childcare industry has taught me how to show and provide services to the students that I service. My co-workers hands down some of the greatest people i have met, teaching me that a little kindness – more... goes a long way.Learning that students all learn different ways and no one is the same was the hardest part of the job. However the success of the students, and the excitement they had about learning would have to be the most enjoyable part of my job. – less
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It was a great place to work. Everybody was comfortable with each other.
Principal Clerk-Typist (Former Employee), Buisiness OfficeJanuary 20, 2012
Pros: medical ins, dental ins, 15 pd holidays, pd sick time, pd vacation time, long lunch breaks
Cons: cold in the winter (not enough electric heat), hot in the summer (no air conditioning), due to the building being old.
I enjoyed the people I worked for & with & assisting the public, basic accounting, responsability for financial reports, payroll, invoices, requisitions for supplies, cash box & deposit of funds from the sale of tickets at athletic games & record keeping for non-rersident tuition & the Summer School Program. I learned how to use a computer & an adding – more... machine. – less
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Good place to work
Director of Public Information (Former Employee), Springfield, MOJanuary 15, 2012
Many friendly, cooperative people to work with. This included teachers, students, parents and administrators.