Substitute School Nurse and Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Jenks, OK – February 1, 2018
A typical day consists of preparing the lunch time routine medication distribution. Assessing and treating minor cuts and scrapes and bouts of illness. In an emergency, I am the first responder. Responsible for the care of the individual as well as the crowd. My job would be to delegate duties and de esculate the crowd while I was assessing the patients status and needs. We have a very supportive culture with team work. The culture at Jenks is a competive spirit yet lighthearted and fun. The hardest part of my job was being the sole decision maker. Low pay for the amount of stress of the job. No uninterrrupted lunch breaks. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping children and families develope and grow.
Great family friendly work hours. Greater patient acuity in the schools
No uninterrupted breaks, teacher salary pay, overall high stress
Finance (Former Employee) – Jenks, OK – December 22, 2017
Great place to work, fantastic people, holidays and more off. Being in the education system, it just doesn't pay enough to cover the bills. If education could get more funding for salaries, more people would stay in education.
I enjoyed my teaching years at Jenks but left for better benefits.
Mathematics Teacher (Former Employee) – Jenks, OK – November 11, 2017
At Jenks I had a regular and mostly unchanging schedule teaching Geometry and Algebra. I had extra duties as well, supervising breakfast, three lunch periods and after school detention. I enjoyed the teachers around me and liked visiting with them in the halls in between classes. I also liked talking with students in the halls and in the cafeteria. Management changed several times during my 25 years there but for the most part it was well managed and nearly seamless between administrative changes. There was a culture of continued excellence there.
I really enjoyed using the technology that Jenks provided, including a one-to-one program where each student was issued a chromebook and teachers had surface pro computers to enhance lesson plans and streamline assignments and quizzes making grading and analysis quick and easy. This in part allowed me to pursue secondary loves like music and woodworking.
The hardest part of the job was balancing finances with a small salary and benefits that were still out of reach when it came to actually going to the doctor. I did learn a lot over the years in the ares of technology and became very good at utilizing spreadsheets, at times creating my own formulas to customize and randomize problems for assignments and quizzes.
Decent job for a little extra money but not for main source of income.
Gymnastics Coach (Current Employee) – Jenks, OK – September 5, 2017
The kids are the sole reason why I stayed at Jenks for so long. Working there is fun, however, do not expect a raise nor advancement in this job. This job is tough physically, mentally and emotionally. You must have a love of gymnastics and a love for the kids that you coach. The management here could be better.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Jenks, OK – July 6, 2017
Jenks Public Schools is an amazing place to work. The teachers and staff are always very supportive and quick to encourage when it is needed. Working with the teachers and administrators is a "one of a kind" experience. I love working here.
Great environment to in.
You don't receive a pay check during the summer and work on a 9 month contract.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Jenks, OK – June 9, 2017
I thoroughly enjoy substitute teaching for Jenks Public Schools. The students and staff are respectful and I can work where and when I choose. It also allows me to pursue other interests during the summer months.
Very supportive environment to work in and excellent team work, fun and enjoyable
Building Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Jenks, OK – February 24, 2017
I had a very supportive team and manager the work environment was always strong leadership with a respectful presences and understanding of family and time. Team was always willing to work together and solve any issues that we faced. The most difficult part of the job was the day our coordinator left for a new position. The most enjoyable part of my day was helping and serving all of my team, manager, and customers enjoy coming to the center.
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Jenks, OK – December 13, 2016
Jenks is the best place I have ever worked, The school district is a community within itself. Everyone is extremely helpful and respectful. Working at Jenks gave me a sense of belonging, even as an outsider.