Classroom teacher-Reeading First Coach (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – November 9, 2018
I learned that parent involvement in any child's life is important. That can make or break a child. The management at the time I began was good. We were under the desegregation order, so there was plenty of resources. The workplace was diverse. The hardest part of the job was getting parents to events in the evening because they lived too far. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching the children get along with each other and learning.
Meeting new people to work with and build life long friendships
Guidance Counselor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – January 3, 2019
I was awarded many opportunities to grow professional and socially. The students showed that they were ready to learn new information. The typical day included breakfast, lunch, recess, and times where students were expected to achieve.
Paraprofessional / Parent Liaison (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – October 16, 2018
Non-support of the administration towards all staff. The position aids students to complete makeup work through virtual sessions. What made this position difficult was that students are allowed to do or not to do and there was nothing I could do about it, with administrations non-support.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – September 29, 2018
I was a substitute teacher. Often times I was the token babysitter. Some to most of the students wanted to show-off and tempt the sub into saying something or to do something to make a complaint.
The school administration will create narratives about how urban school kids want to learn are waiting for that one special person to influence life. That is a make-believe story to help avoid frustrations.
Children will get by with whatever the adults in charge will let them get by with.
Have some lesson plans ready? Be willing to genuinely talk to the students as a human being.
Most importantly have the student fill out a reflection sheet. Reflection sheet will give you feedback and will show how sincere the students were about being in class with you.
Exceptional Education Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – September 29, 2018
This is not a career for people that have to take care of elderly parents or other relatives. Its difficult to take a leave of absence. Use your own judgement. I've worked for them for 15+ years. Never thought I lasted this long.
Maintenance Electrician (Current Employee) – North Kansas City, MO – August 7, 2018
North Kansas City school district is a good place to work. We are currently in the process of adding two new schools, along with the remodel of North Kansas City high school. Along with this has introduced new challenges. The new challenges are the upgrading in lighting and controls, but they are offering no further or, continuing education. I personally like new challenges, but I also like to do things the right way and with that comes further education on new advancements in lighting, and controls I personally enjoy all the upper management, teachers, along with coworkers that I work with. Again north Kansas City school district is a great place to work,!I’m just looking for new challenges and to advance myself in my career path.
Great benefits and paid time off
Salary. Increases are minimal workload is increasing due to new Schools being added
Elementary Classroom Teacher (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 29, 2018
Working for KC MO schools changed my life forever! I loved helping inner-city children love learning! The administration provided workshops that I could choose from to help me become more organized and implement the objectives that the district wanted in every classroom.
It's a nice place to work, especially if you like children
FS Cook/cashier (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 22, 2018
I like working in the kitchen, I really love washing dishes, and the people whom I work with. I learned a lot working for the School District. Pay isn't all that great, but the work environment is very nice.
Student Physical Therapist Assistant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – June 8, 2018
It was a clinical rotation for school. I was not paid but i saw a variety of kids with mainly non verbal and vision defecits. I traveled all around the KCK public school system seeing patients ranging from preschool to 21 year olds.
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Kansas – June 5, 2018
The principle was not a great person to talk too one side never understood what the teacher are assistant teacher explanation had be taken under consideration of explaining how a student would not be truthful.
Para Educator (STEPS) Program (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – April 27, 2018
A typical day was spent assisting students with work assigned by the teacher. Many times formulated plans to complement goals set by the teacher. The hardest part of the job was dealing with crying and resistance to work. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing students achieve their goals.
Clerk II (Current Employee) – Gladstone – April 22, 2018
Working next to professionals who care about their jobs. I love being able to work with the kids and learn in a fun environment. I have learned more about being an administrative assistant than I ever imagined.
Middle School Vice Principal (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – April 7, 2018
Assisted in administration of a magnet middle school for grades six through eight including: Orientation program for new students and parents; data entry/scheduling; discipline and student welfare; custodial staff for building, grounds, and security; new enrollment and withdrawal interviews; school busing program, including reports; tornado and fire drills, referral of students to various agencies and student services; school climate and morale; state classifications reports; opening of school and distribution of student programs; developing and maintaining student disciplinary records; serve on the School Disciplinary Committee; evaluation and supervision of certified and classified personnel as assigned by the Principal; instructional improvement; and school activities program.
Lunch/Recess Clerk (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – February 25, 2018
Overall great health insurance. The school I worked at had a ton of clerks that seemed to all clash. Admin didn't seem to know what to do with the clerks. Pay is extremely low by the time they take out mandatory public services retirement. It was extremely hard to deal with the behavior of the students with no training at all. The only reason I stayed a year was because the health insurance was great. It's also only a 10 month position, therefor there is no pay in the summer. There is the possibility of working summer school, but that is based on seniority and there is little chance of getting it. There is a huge disconnect between admin, teaching staff, and clerks. You realize pretty quickly that you are bottom of the totem pole.