Elementary Teacher (Current Employee) – Greenville, NC and Raleigh, NC – August 10, 2018
North Carolina is not willing to pay teachers an adequate salary to compensate them for the workload and stress required to teach today's youth. Teachers are required to do more with less, and often become great problem solvers and multitaskers. Being a teacher teaches a person how to be patient and fair, even when facing disrespect and crippling budges.
Getting to play a crucial role in the future of the world
Teacher (Former Employee) – Rowan Salisbury School District – September 13, 2018
I worked in an elementary school in which the administration was terrible. There is NO work/home balance. I worked 10 hour days all the time and spent weekends creating lesson plans that were pages and pages long. A typical day consisted to one, 40 minute period for planning (haha) and no breaks. There was also one day each week where we didn't even get the planning period since the kids didn't have enhancements once per week. We ate lunch with our students so the management didn't have to hire additional lunch room aides. We were not given text books and told that we had to create lesson plans using only the NC teaching standards. This made it very difficult to be on the same "page" as the other teachers on the grade level, and we were not allowed to share lesson plans. The kids were awesome, but the administration did not care one iota for their teachers. I wouldn't recommend teaching in North Carolina.
Teacher (Former Employee) – North Carolina – September 12, 2017
10 hour days No management assistance no follow through with improvement plans best part is the students long days and nights grading papers buying own supplies gets costly Parents can be challenging but mostly pleasant
Loved teaching and was good at it. Won awards. But, if you have a family be prepared to pinch pennies. For the time it takes to be a good teacher and the hours of preparation/stress...very difficult to find work life balance b/c of low pay unless you have other sources of income.
Art Teacher (Current Employee) – Nc – May 15, 2017
I am a public high school teacher and have been teaching over 20 years. I love teaching. Point me where to go and I'll do it. The only difference to me is the principal you work under and your budget for materials. That totally varies from year to year, from school system to system. But if you love teaching, it's great! Not bad pay for 10 months, and you have the same vacations as your kids do, if you have kids.
Traditional Cafeteria Work , Food production. As a substitute , Any school that you select at the interview will call you to work. Usually a day or two in advance and you can accept or not. Also they will ask you to drive the Bus in order to be full time
caferia associate (Former Employee) – Onslow County, NC – February 21, 2017
The cafeteria hires under the misguided insinuation that employees can and will receive full time status. Once hired you find out "there is no full time unless you are a manager". If you are looking fir a 3 or 4 hour a day job. This is it. Upper management plays favorites.
.short work days and no weekends or nights.
friends and pets recieve management status over employees with more education and training.
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Craven County, NC – October 17, 2016
We're required to work excessive hours. Associate superintendents and other administrators had personal agendas at the expense of employees. This is not an employee friendly workplace. Teachers and employees are treated as expendable.
Art Teacher (Former Employee) – Wayne County Public Schools – October 4, 2015
I worked for 32 + years in the NC Public School System as an Elementary Art teacher. I am now retired and enjoy a retirement check every month.
Yes, the work is hard. teachers must be dedicated and cooperative with a lot of impossible circumstances,yet do their best and rise over problems. Yes, we are often asked , "To do more with less".
I am proud of my 32 years of being able to teach Art to 32,000 students and they stop me on the street any time I go out to say hello and tell me how much they loved my classes.
I was surrounded my many wonderful other teachers in the many years I worked and loved my students, fellow workers and Principals.
I was an Art Major in college and always loved Art. The children loved Art, too and I was privileged to have employment to share my favorite and best talents with them.
No, I am not rich, but I had steady and dependable, respected employment for my entire working career. I am now enjoying retirement, and would consider a part time position to tutor or be useful in the current school in Goldsboro, NC.
Teachers do not get paid for the amount of work they actually do, which is continuous, but I always had a steady income, nice housing and a good car and plenty of the necessities of life.
I worked with educated people, had a safe environment to work in, had the love of thousands of children and the friendship of countless teachers and parents. I worked in a respected profession and will always be proud of working within the school system in NC and am grateful and lucky to have the opportunities I enjoyed.
Inmore... Retirement, I have a steady income, BCBS of NC Health Coverage, Dental, Eye, Life Insurance, and the love and respect of many people. I am very proud of the work I did and the progress many of the grown children I run across often in my community. I also had a fine career in Art.less
Educator (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC Area – January 2, 2014
I have been afforded the opportunity on a daily basis to work collaboratively with site and district level colleagues to transform the lives of America's youth. My daily goal continues to focus on impacting the lives of youth, community stakeholders and co-workers in a positive manner to help produce a greater tomorrow for our country.