Individualized Learning Specialist (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – October 17, 2017
I have been at Rocketship for 6 years and I loved the mission and the means. During these years the network has changed a lot. Some changes have been beneficial and I feel like a lot are not. I love the people I work with and the families I work with but it is way to stressful and underpaid for all the work we do.
Kindergarten Teacher (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 11, 2017
This position has really challenged the way in which I approach education. Creating a positive mindset in a job in which it is easy to focus on the stress took practice. The outcome however, really made the hours of work with students, parents, and preparation worth it. Seeing my student's growth within a year made my many efforts worth it. This job requires a lot of patience and helps you figure out in which areas you can grow professionally.
Supportive staff/teams, great health benefits, amazing professional culture
Elementary Longterm Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – May 25, 2017
My background is with school districts not charter school systems. This was a mismatch for me. The hours are extremely long even for a substitute position. The schools are very small for the number of students present. The number of days for PD's are much more than a traditional district. Vacation time is less because of this.
friendly people, healthcare
top-down management with little professional trust
energetic and fun work environment with many young students
Response to Intervention Tutor (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – January 9, 2013
A typical day of work was actually quite routine; there is a whole ritual the students are used to because the after-school program was an extension of their daily routine. Students gathered in a circle, had a snack, an activity, recite their creed, and then get dismissed to go off into their smaller groups. I taught two groups of four students every week after school and tutored literacy to help the students read at grade level. The co-workers were mostly college-aged students and were very fun to work with. The hardest part of the job was having to plan individualized lesson plans for each class weekly, and sometimes the students would have behavioral problems. The most enjoyable part of the job was the rewarding feeling one receives after seeing your students improve reading levels and having a proud look on their faces.