For the strong at heart only!!!
Inclusion Teacher (Former Employee) – Danville, VA – June 25, 2018
DPS is a low income school district with high student volume and need. Teachers often developed a negative disposition instead of deciding to be a part of the solution and reflect how they could incorporate change to make a difference in the lives of their co-workers, parents and students.
Overall it was an effective experience and I was able to find a way to work with the staff, building a rapport with families and coming to an understanding of how to relate to each of my students, parents and co-workers.
The hardest part of the job was finding time to effectively do my job. A typical day would include co-teaching, resource classes, IEP meetings, staff meetings, grade meetings, and after school meetings. I often worked at home late into the night or stayed at work until nightfall trying to get caught up on paperwork.
The most enjoyable part of my job was working with the students. They were so smart and funny and eager for hugs and praise and I gave them all that I had. I looked forward to seeing them everyday. I was waiting for their arrival every morning and said, "so glad you chose to come to school today, good to see you!"That's the most important part of the job, building that rapport- It opens the door for all kinds of student and teacher success.