Teachers across the nation are expected to do much more than we are paid to do.
Second Grade Classroom Teacher (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – November 10, 2018
Henrico County is a fast paced, well run county in many regards. We have ample technology and some of the best professional development around. We believe in our students. The division in our county, however, is a problem. It is very hard to work in the east end of our county and a huge problem we run into is a lack of substitutes. While we receive great benefits and ample sick days, it is often harder to take those days because we cannot find substitutes. The schools in the east end are hard to work at, those teachers and subs should be paid more. This is not an issue that is unique to Henrico, school districts across the nation face this. When I look at the hours worked (over 12 most days because good teachers don't stop thinking about teaching), I make less than $12 an hour. I have a master's degree, something about this is not right. Again, it's a national issue.
Great benefits, opportunities for career advancement, cohorts, professional development.
Lack of support in one section of the county, low pay for the amount of hours worked.