Pros: Coworkers, cafeteria
Cons: Commute from North Austin to downtown
I worked at TEA for over 22 years. I enjoyed working there and had a wide range of job duties while employed there. I worked as a Certification Specialist which involved making sure that potential candidates for a teaching certificate in the state of Texas were eligible per state requirements. I worked also in the Equal Educational Opportunity section of the agency where I was responsible for the database that tracked students, wishing to transfer to school districts other than the ones that resided in, were eligible to do so. This involved many hours of pouring over data entered into the statewide database, monitoring and analyzing that data. I loved this part of my career at TEA because it allowed me to form working relationships not only with school district personnel, but parents, too.