More pains than positives
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Various schools – March 3, 2019
I was a substitute teacher with FCPS for 8 years, covering a wide variety of classes. The issue I had, and the reason I left, is that we were expected to be as engaged with the students as permanent teachers, but were not paid fairly. There are no benefits, and in most schools, if you have to go to the bathroom, you have to ask for a key. Plus, the schools have this belief that just because you are a sub, you do not get any free time. Too many times I have had to go and cover other classes during my planning periods.I decided I could not live like this anymore, that is why I am leaving. People in my position, overall, were not treated well by the school system.
able to choose classes
treated like the bottom of the totem pole