Challenging work with intrinsic rewards.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Glendale, AZ – September 14, 2018
I love teaching kids. Where else can you act like a kid and get paid for it? Seriously, working for the Peoria Unified School District for the past 30 years has been rewarding and challenging. After all the years of teaching, I can't think of one time I was ever disgruntled enough to think of leaving. Okay, yes, things crop up that you wish were different. However, looking back, most can be chalked up to learning experiences. The district has protocols in place to help survive serious issues and advocate for change. The faculty, students, and parents make up a large school community that feels like family. Even now, I really enjoy watching my grown high school students play football or perform in the high school play. I've been invited to weddings and baby showers all because of the emotional ties created at work. Great comradery, but lousy pay for the amount of work you do and things you put up with. It all comes down to why you teach. It is a profession where the rewards are intrinsic. I believe that PUSD does the best they can with what they have.
Professional and friendly staff, training, and environment.
Pay and benifits don't match the job requirements.