My job is not just a job. I cannot think of a better vocation.
Classroom Teacher, Grade 3 (Current Employee) – Hunsberger ES, Reno, NV – November 19, 2017
My typical day at work begins at 7:00 - 7:15 am, although my contracted hours are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. I usually leave work between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. I spend many "at home" hours planning lessons and completing all other aspects of the profession. My experience as an administrator and district-wide consulting teacher (mentor) as well has serving as a lead teacher for college Interns has provided me with many opportunities for increasing and "fine-tuning" my skills.
I take advantage of attending seminars and taking classes that will improve my performance, therefore, I am considered "highly effective".
Time management is of the utmost importance, therefore, I plan not only my work duties, but my personal time.
My workplace culture is generally positive, although, many teachers are feeling "stressed" with the requirements of the profession. We are in our second year of writing formal Student Learning Objectives that is now part of our evaluation. Hours were spent developing them, and many of us would like to simply "teach". If you are an effective teacher and do what is best for kids, you will plan for differentiation, formal and informal assessments, and meeting the Nevada Academic Content Core Standards.
Parents are very involved at our school, therefore, my communication with them is daily and/or weekly. I have a positive relationship with my parents.
The most enjoyable part of the job is assisting new teachers, and watching my students grow in their social/emotional and educational endeavors.
I love my job and the people I work with.