Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 8, 2016
Again, I chose this position because of the flexible scheduling. I was preparing to take the LSAT for law school and needed the flexible schedule to study. The job culture is terrible. The students were abusive and there was not much administrative support for Substitute Teachers. Even teachers with the best classroom management skills were sometimes ill-prepared to deal with some of the situations they encountered on a daily basis.
Some schools had awesome staff support and did their best to assist when they could. Other schools would abuse substitutes by spreading them between classrooms when other substitutes/teachers would call out.
It's a good opportunity to learn how to work with students as well as adults the events that occur in the schools.
Safety Officer (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 21, 2016
I think working for St. Louis Public schools is a great job has really great benefits and pay it's a great place to get experience working in security working for St. Louis Public schools is also a good job if you're looking for permanent employment and job security
Committed to community enhancement through education
Family and Community Specialist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 9, 2016
Flexible job and work schedule. I learned that grants process can be brutal. Management was supportive. Good coworkers who got along. Required more hours than prescribed. The best part was being able to work with young people and him them towards their dreams.
The company is a productive and fun place to work.
General Education Teacher (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – March 6, 2016
St. Louis Public Schools is a productive and fun place to work. The job requires highly energetic individuals. The paper work load is a little bit too much, but expected in a school setting. Workers seem to get along well. The work environment is diverse. The hardest part of the job for some may be classroom management. The most enjoyable part is when your students return years later thanking you for all you did and do.
Social Service Assistant (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 30, 2012
Although there was much to learn on a daily basis about the people being helped, managers and higher level administration did not seem to be wholly concerned with the well being of the students. It only seemed to focus on fiduciary benefits of the administration with no regard for the future of the organization and those who may potentially manage the organization. The hardest part of the job was knowing that upper management and the administration did not support its educators and turned a deaf ear when problems occurred. The most enjoyable part of this job was the children and listening to their stories and dreams and being a positive beacon of light in their lives at that moment.
It is priceless to be able to help and educate children.
INSTRUCTIONAL CARE AIDE/SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – April 30, 2016
The staff helps make the job easier. Being in an educational environment where you can teach as well as learn daily. Some days can be challenging as each child has different issues. However, by the end of the day, it's good to see some of those issues resolved.
Science Teacher (Former Employee) – St. Louis, Mo – April 30, 2012
Teaching is one of those fields that is super rewarding but requires so much of you as a person. You really have to have a passion for it. The pay is decent, benefits are constantly decreasing, and the management can be ever changing. While I was teaching In my three years of teacher we went through two different superintendents. Each one bringing new rules, regulations, and standards. The most enjoyable part of the job was actually seeing the progress some of the children were making. The hardest part was working with or around the administration, parents, and ever changing standards.
teaching the youth
benefits, requirements, turnover rate, support, shortage of supplies
Educator (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 26, 2014
I arrive at work no later than 7:45am to prepare for the day. The work day could consist of working with small groups to managing students for behavior modification. Mandatory meetings are held every Monday. I create lesson plan for small groups. The work day is full. Therefore, I have to be ready to change projects at a moments notice and be able to adjust. I love the variety of work that needs to be done.
I love working the the students and having a variety of things to do, meeting the parents and making new friends.
I work only 10.5 months of the year and don't have benefits.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 13, 2013
Great working with the students. I get the oppoartunity to work with students who may be having some difficulties in different areas, i.e, reading, math, etc. Also get to work with them with phyical education and other areas.
get to get involved with different students in diffferent environments
Program Assistant (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 5, 2014
The ability to bring children examples of the possibilities before them was most rewarding. A typical day was spent identifying potential speakers, scheduling classroom presentations and coordinating special projects. Management was not effective in inspiring staff, and rarely offered any support or encouragement. This came from co-workers who were committed to providing students the best possible experiences. The hardest part of the job was the lack of trust in management. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the wonder and excitement of students who were introduced to people they may not have encountered otherwise,and who represented evidence that dreams, education and hard work pay off.
Engaging and inspiring students to reach their dreams
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 1, 2012
St. Louis Public Schools is a place that is like no other. It's nothing that you would expect in a school setting. Students are very disrespectful and will challenge you to the fullest capacity. The management in each building is not very consistent...sometimes you will get a great principal and most of the time you won't! However, the time off is very nice and necessary. Hardest part is the kids are rowdy and very hard to control. Best part of the job is vacation and sick time off! If you like a challlenge.....come on downnnnn!
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – September 16, 2014
My last position was a Community Work Experience Teacher. We took special needs students to different job sites and taught them job skills. Most of the students were offered jobs when the training was over. I was responsible for writing IEP's and starting the re-evaluation procedure for their three year re-evaluations. The hardest part of this job was that I was out of the school building during the school day, however I was still responsible for having IEP's, reevaluations, lesson plans and anything else that was required of me turned in on time. My TA was very efficient and I could count on her to assist where she was needed. The most enjoyable part was taking the students to work and help them learn job skills.
Teaching special needs students workable job skills.
Some of theclassroom buildings did not have air conditions.
Home Economics Teacher (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – September 8, 2015
I didn't have much help in planning or guidance as the teacher that left destroyed all plans that she had used. A lot of negativity from teachers and students. I didn't have a very positive experience at this school.