Paraeducator/Positive Behavior Specialist (Former Employee) – Renton, WA – August 20, 2018
I enjoy working with children. I was helping kids with issues at school with other students or with their studies. I really enjoyed working at the elementary school I was at for a number of years. I planned my studies for all the students and implemented all my ideas to encourage the kids to try harder with their studies and behaviors.
working with Teachers, parents, administration, and kids.
McKnight Middle School Safety Officer (Former Employee) – Renton, WA – July 27, 2018
In a day I could see a fight or catch someone trying to smoke on campus. It varied a lot. I learned that you never can judge a book by it's cover. My direct manager was great and supportive. Workplace cultured was good overall, but there are a couple of people who are just collecting a paycheck. And it shows in their work and results.Hardest part is having to see a good student get in trouble for making a dumb decision. Best part is seeing a student learn from that mistake.
Technician I (Current Employee) – 420 park ave n. Renton, WA 98057 – January 6, 2018
Good place to work. Management can be a little slow to act on issues, but they get done with care and concern for the safety of all employees as well as all students that are affected by the work that is done.
Always getting food from drivers and vendors
Way to much sugar in the free food. Hard to watch out weight
Learn something new every day; work with kids, teaching reading and Math groups.
Lap Para Educator (Current Employee) – Renton, WA 98057 – November 9, 2017
Management is caring and supportive; I learn something new every day; I get to teach children Reading and Math. This School district is all about helping your career go in the direction you desire. Best of all you are helping kids.
You learn new things daily, you work with children, and the day goes by fast.
Short breaks, you are in a rush half the day, and it's hard to get all of your work done.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Renton, WA – September 4, 2017
If I didn't move to Burlington wa I would still be working there the commute got to be to expensive. And the time traveling got to be to long depending on traffic would take me 3 to 4 hour's to get home
To sum it up, I like working with the kids and helping them learn.
Para Educator (Current Employee) – Washington State – July 8, 2017
I have worked in the education field for the past 2 1/2 years. I substituted for the fist year and a half then last school year was hired to work at a school full time. I did recess duty and title 1,LLI. I would give small classes for reading. I have worked in the library and done some office duty. I have only worked at elementary schools. I really enjoy working with the younger kids. I also have enjoyed the friendships I have developed. It has been very rewarding. I am hoping to stay in the education field. I have learned a lot my self. I like to learn so that was very rewarding for me also. a At the end of the school year I was doing 6 recess duties and 5 reading groups. I tried to make it fun for the kids. I think I did succeed at that, I got thanked by many of my students for helping them. I also helped with some writing. Mainly thinking of ideas or helping them to think of ideas to wright about. Getting them started and things like that.
I really enjoy helping the kids with their reading.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Renton, WA – May 28, 2016
Substitute for all schools in the district. Ages from Preschool to High school. Assist children out on the playground, classrooms, Bus, and lunch room. Helped the head teacher as needed. Office duties included, answering phones, helping parents, copying, and filing.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Renton, WA – February 7, 2016
Colleagues at the building level are supportive and professional. The District office has seen a lot of "revolving door" personnel changes in the past 3-4 years, creating a chaotic, non-cohesive structure of support. Systems that used to work well seem to be very broken and mismanaged currently. Resulting in teachers at the building level feeling confused and completely isolated - a sense that "we are on our own" to figure out how to do our jobs. The hardest part of being a teacher, is the expectations change every year, depending on who's the leader "du jour". The State Legislature thinks they "know" what teachers should be doing! They are allowed to make policy that significantly impacts our ability to do our jobs. The most enjoyable part of teaching is the kids! The systemic problems in K-12 education are becoming insurmountable.
Clerical Substitute (Current Employee) – Renton, WA – October 16, 2015
I enjoy the work that I do. Working with parents, staff regarding transportation issues. Ensuring that the students have transportation to and from school. Troubleshooting any issues with routes and times for arrivals and departures.