I am now retired but able to be of value in this type of positon to remain active and help others maintain
Life Skills Advance Studies (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 11, 2018
A typical day at work was active. Many activities in motion at the same time. I had an assistant in the work area because of the different special needs classifications. We needed to reach every one individually needs according to their learning style. I learned that all student cannot be taught in the same way or method. The workplace culture consist of customary beliefs, social forms material traits of a racial, religious or social group and of difference ages. The hardest part of the job was convincing the parents that the students has the ability to learn and gain independence in some areas. The enjoyable part of the jobs was see the students eyes shine with excitement when he or she has accomplish a task and received a excellent grade in red ink.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Cypress, TX – July 3, 2018
I enjoyed the flexibility and how to drive safely. I appreciated the in service to keep you up to date on what was going on in our school districts. I was able to be home with my children on weekends and holidays
Educator (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – June 14, 2018
After 20 years teaching I found little to no support from my administration. A total failure in communication and unrealistic expectations. Changes are made on a whim with no consideration made to those that are affected.
Great place to work. The professional development may just be second to none. The management is well trained. The workplace culture is laid back at first, but becomes quick paced during testing season. The hardest part of the job is knowing when and how to budget financially. The most enjoyable part of the job is keeping in touch with former students via social media, or in the community- to see have they have grown to be great parents, season ticket holders, featured on HGTV, or become assistant symphony composers. It is so rewarding to know that so many of my students are positively impacting our nation. I love knowing that I taught them how to read and write!
Teaching anywhere is hard but the good days outweigh the bad press.
There just is not enough compensation, teachers can not afford to retire.
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Cypress, TX – May 17, 2018
The community programs dept was stealing money from our paychecks. They were sued but not everyone was able to get compensated. The supervisor pressed on stealing time but they were stealing the entire time
Enjoyed every day of this job, working with co-workers and students. I learned a lot having to engage with young adults in the education field, and I wouldn't trade the professional for any other profession
Cypress Fairbanks ISD is a fantastic district to work for. I loved my teaching position at Cypress Falls High School - definitely one of the best high schools in Texas. The respect and support the staff receives and the principal's passion for excellence and unity, make this an ideal place to work. CFISD's salary scale and benefits package is excellent.
Program Clerk (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – May 1, 2018
Good work environment. Must make sure all children are present for the program, This is a part-time position for the morning and evening, Must be to work at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your shift.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – April 29, 2018
The admin at Jersey Village High School are awesome! They truly care about their staff and students. Working in a Life Skills classroom can be very hectic and high stress, but the lead teachers are good at delegating tasks to each paraprofessional.
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Cypress, TX – April 26, 2018
I enjoyed working in the school environment. I learned as much from the students as I taught them. But as in most work environments, it's all about who you know. Politics are such a big part of how hard they make your job.
Program Clerk (Current Employee) – Cypress, TX – April 20, 2018
As a program clerk, I find the position to be very easy considering that most of the time is spent sending emails and printing out documents for the following day/wk. Also, placement of school, age group and amount of students will determine your work load. This program is the best place for a student in high school or college just starting out in the job experience world that is looking for minimal employment, with payment that does not equal to what you do everyday.
excess amount of time in between to handle school (1st yr college student), no distractions on the job
payment amounts, lack of hours on the clock, favoritism