Substitute Teacher, Part time (Current Employee) – Nashua, NH – July 25, 2018
I work as a substitute Teacher/Para in Nashua School district.Good to know the students in absence of main teacher and go on with the lesson plans left by the teacher for the day.And also follow the duties in accordance with the Principal/Administrator.
You manage your own schedule, and pick your own hours, making this a job that is hard to pass up. The pay isn't great, and there are no real benefits, but it is a great part time job if you can handle the pressure and responsibility.
I work both positions depending on the day. I work with the general public, administration and students. All the staff at each school in the district is willing to help you out with any questions. As a teacher ,I work in all the grades from Pre K to 12th grade. There are 18 schools within the district and a substitute has the option to work each day at a different school or just the school that is closest to them. The hardest part of the job is organizing the students in the morning after that the day goes smoothly. Each teacher has a ready to go daily plan for you to follow.
As a secretary, I manage attendance first thing so we can make sure all the students arrived safely at school then input data in the database for students activities. There at least two secretaries at each school so your questions are answered quickly. The hardest part of the job is ensuring all the late students are logged in properly. The most enjoyable part is helping out the students fix a challenge that allows them to get back to their studies.
District Administrators habitually scapegoat teachers and publicly praise administrators even when they are aware that administrators are unethical
Music Teacher K-8 (Former Employee) – Nashua, NH – July 16, 2016
Teaching was a very demanding career and only became more so as the years went on. At my last school the principal targeted me and went to great lengths to discredit me and have me terminated. I love the Nashua Teachers Union and believe it saved me from having a total nervous breakdown.
Students were always a joy to teach, I learned a great deal and became very aware of socioeconomic and behavioral issues in our community
Favoritism, Board of Education ill-informed by administration, too many new vague initiatives, teachers under pressure regarding test scores, unethical administrative behavior, meetings usually inefficient in time and content, HR changes with inadequate notice, double standards, parent complaints rarely balanced with teacher's perspective.
I love the USAF Reserves and all that it entailed. I loved my unit and base and the uniformity that is in the military. I felt honored to serve my country and was blessed to be able to do it until my MVA and then I was medically retired.
Everything, the work, the travel, the friendships, the commanders, the benefits
Para Educator (Former Employee) – Nashua, NH 03060 – October 24, 2015
Having been a classroom assistant, I was responsible for keeping our special needs students to task as well as assisting in the daily functions of the ongoing day. There where several times when the lead teacher would leave the room for coffee or some other errand and leave the students to the assistant. It was very challenging as the students were aware that we had no authority, so it was often a free for all! It took lots of patience.
fun working with young children. They were best in my life working with because I had 5 of my own. makes your day feel better then being a lone doing nothing after all my years of hard work. Was great helping and listening to the young ones.
HVAC Lead Technician (Current Employee) – Nashua, NH – January 25, 2015
I enjoyed working with the people and dealing with the public. There were 22 schools I had to take off, so it was always challenging and very satisfying knowing I was making a safe place for the teachers and students.