Alamo Colleges: Memorial Early College High School
Pre-AP Chemistry and Physics Teacher (Former Employee) – New Braunfels, TX – May 6, 2018
Our high school was early college, STEM and project-based. Students graduated with 60+ college credit hours and an associates in liberal arts. I taught Pre-AP Chemistry (10th) and Physics (11th). Instructed many lab experiments as well as projects and was a mentor for the Robotics Club. I loved my students and co-workers and management. My instructional coach was amazing. If it wasn't for a family emergency I would have finished the year there and gained my Teaching Certification (since that was my probationary teaching certification year with Texas Teachers).
A typical day, in the morning, at work would include preparing my classroom, tutoring students, and making copies etc. I usually lectured some, had students take notes on a powerpoint I designed, followed by guided practice and other practice problems.
I met with the other physics teacher once a week to align lesson plans, met with instructional coach weekly, regularly designed and implemented projects including grading rubrics and timelines.
The hardest part of the job was all the papers that needed to be graded but that just comes with the territory, I love teaching and am good at it.
I especially enjoy teaching biology and chemistry but am qualified to teach any science.
Great co-workers and management.
Constantly having students do projects on top of regular work.