School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Sparks, NV – September 14, 2018
I joined WCSD back in November of 2017 and it was a great decision the people are friendly and most of the management is very helpful. I’m so glad I found this now I have a career that I can retire from eventually
Kids, driving a big bus with flashing red lights that can stop traffic
As a substitute teacher I was able to make my own hours, work as little or as much as I wanted. Pay was not great, but I loved the flexibility, the work place variety, and the professional growth it provided me. If I were to choose to teach my own class one day, I can honestly say that substitute teaching forced me to develop excellent classroom management skills.
Helping children with special needs is very rewarding and Exiting. Not much place to move up in higher position unless you have degree or higher. I give the Washoe school district 5 stars for overall great place to work.
Family Literacy Instruction (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – July 30, 2018
I worked for Washoe County in this position over 15 years ago. I can not render an accurate review of the School District as it would not longer be representative of what the School District is like today.
Teacher's Aide II SPED (Current Employee) – Reno, NV – July 11, 2018
Trying to figure out what the last person was doing with the students was very difficult and there was help but for short periods of time and with multiple mentors. The pay doesn't out weigh the stress and liabilities that go with a teaching certificate.
An administrative heavy district that is supported by a weak teacher union.
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – July 3, 2018
School district is administrative heavy and policies are confusing and conflicting. Makes it hard to just teach the kids. Extra hours to attend meetings when off contract is an expectation above and beyond what is a realistic to manage your own job responsibilities. There is a teacher union but it feels weak in this right to work state.
Special Education Aide III (Current Employee) – Sparks, NV – June 26, 2018
Being a Special Ed Aide is rewarding and fun if you have the right student(s). I work with developmentally disabled kids, and they can be super fun and interesting but they can also be violent and difficult. I've worked for some really good teachers and administrators. Many administrators won't acknowledge it when they have a bad teacher on their hands- they don't want to be bothered. So if you get a bad teacher you're on your own a lot of the time. The pay is REALLY horrible and you don't get medical benefits. As a result the turnover is really high. The WCSD really needs to be pressured into providing medical for aides. Most of the time I like my job- I think I make life better for my students and I've learned a lot of patience and compassion.
Getting the 2 classes ready. Set up daily centers for morning and afternoon. Filed students papers in their folders. Made any necessary copies for classes and prep for art projects.Would be in charge of a small group for math and literacy. I love to work with the students. Always kept me alert. Difficult part was students acting out and not being able to get control.
This was basically an on call situation, with the exception of a few long term assignments at the same school and in the same class. This was to fill in for the F/T hired teacher who was either on leave, illness time off or vacation.
Office duties in an Elementary School environment. All employees that I interacted with were very cordial and enthusiast about helping the children. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the children and being able to help them with questions and concerns about their school work.