School Counselor (Former Employee) – Des Moines, WA – July 8, 2018
high stress We are surrounded by genuine and caring people. The moto of “great employees only” not only acts as a core value, but truly encompasses our expectations of each other. As a team, we use each other to talk through situations, to stay sane after a rough day, and to push each other to go past our comfort zones. Sure, there are perks like cooking in the kitchen on your birthday month, carpooling and lunch programs, manufacturer trainings, but we also have book clubs, coaching, mentoring, and mindfulness training. It’s not about the perks it’s about the people. Because of the fast paced environment there can be some tougher days, but I do believe that comes along with any career path.
Tutor (Former Employee) – SeaTac, WA – July 25, 2018
If you like working with kids then this is the job for you! It’s a pretty easy and laid back job. You don’t get a lot of hours but if you want to make some easy money on the side then this would be good for you, especially if you’re a teen.
Full time contracted substitute (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 17, 2018
I was a contracted substitute, working every day, but paid on the teachers pay scale. On most days, I found out where I was teaching after I left home. I learned how to motivate and educate students despite not having a daily experience with them. Managing my students initially was the biggest challenge, but it became less stressful as my time in the position lengthened. Not knowing where I would be was still the hardest part of the job. I could be in a calculus class one day, and a pre-K class the next, and a class of severely handicapped the third day. You learn to adapt very quickly. That actually became something I enjoyed. I still had tough days, where a few students felt that, as a substitute, I did not have as strong a line of discipline as their regular teacher. You learn what battles to fight, and which ones to let slide.
Math and Science Teacher (Former Employee) – Burien, WA – August 31, 2017
The Highline School District is making great gains under the new superintendent. She was able to get a bond passed this year to rebuild a high school that is currently housed in a 90 year old building.
Tier 3 Technician, Team Lead/Logistical Support (Current Employee) – Burien, WA – March 23, 2017
Until the State of Washington gets their act together and fully fund K-12 education, school districts in general will always be in fear of running into budget deficits. It can be a roller coaster of emotions for any employee about "will I stay or could I be cut"
GREAT benifits, enough work to always keep busy. Likelyhood of the business closing is NIL
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – Burien, WA – December 13, 2016
Highline Public Schools is a growing and diverse district. It is fairly spread out and divided into areas. Class size has not remained low. Some bonds do not pass. Some buildings are old and falling apart. Some isolation is felt from school to school.
Event Staff (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 28, 2015
The typical day at work was raking down the sand for the next jumper and giving the exact measurement the jumper received. Learning the basics of Long and Triple jumping. Having very sociable co-workers making work time go by faster and more enjoyable.
Tier II Technician (Current Employee) – Burien, WA – April 6, 2013
From early morning to early afternoon, waves of students flood the hallways as I'm greeted by teachers happy to see that I'm checking on the technology in their classrooms. From laptops to document cameras, it's always a busy environment to ensure every device is working correctly. Two years of this passing by has taught me not only valuable information on operating systems, network troubleshooting and computer hardware and peripherals, but also how to engage your clients on a daily basis. Keeping up with mounds of emails and making sure every person is connected to each other throughout both schools is daunting, but if kept on top, it's a breeze. Establishing a trusted partnership with your co-workers is only hard if you display no effort in the work you do. In some cases, a little bit a passion in the daily efforts you squeeze out can go a long way. Even though I'm still a pawn in the scheme of things, I feel like I still have the empowerment for making my voice loud and clear in the meetings that my department conducts. After all, I help make things happen in my two schools and I'm proud of that. So any chance I get, I'm willing to get down to brass tacks to keep the educational value of our school district at it's optimum.
flexible lunches and breaks, my own offices!
no mileage reimbursement for travel between work locations
Volunteer Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 22, 2012
Most days started with the teacher writing the day's subject matter on the chalk board, then the students were placed in work groups at the tables. During this experience, I learned the value of lesson plans and the joy of watching student's faces when they realized the could read the book they had chosen for the library basket. The teachers and support staff were very supportive and welcoming.