As an educational assistant, I've always worked under great teachers. Management is great. The kids definitely can be difficult at times but if you have compassion and patience, you will do great. Benefits are pretty good. Only complaint is there are a lot of staff members who get away with not doing their job and that becomes frustrating.
Math Teacher (Former Employee) – Youngstown, OH – May 14, 2019
Teachers have 7 classes in an 8 period day. 25 min lunch, 45 min prep period. 1 extra duty per week: breakfast/bus. administrators blame teachers for everything students do. students take no responsibility or consequences for actions. too bad too because there are a lot of good kids there.
Head Custodian (Current Employee) – Youngstown, OH – December 10, 2018
I worked Monday-Friday from 6am-2pm. I opened school. I learned how to operate a building. Manage a staff and work with students. I hardest part of the job is shoveling snow at 5am. The most enjoyable part of my job is how good the building looks inside and out.
I hated substitute teaching. The kids don't respect the subs; they don't even respect themselves. They use such foul language. A lot of they don't seem to want to learn; they're only interested in "hooking up" with each other. I realized this field of work is not for me, but maybe for someone else it might work well.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Youngstown, OH – June 28, 2018
I love my job. I work at harding elementary and have the best administrators in the district in my opinion. We have an amazing staff culture and are a team. Yes, the kids can be difficult, but we work together and it is worth being there.
The work place culture was difficult at times because many of the staff did not agree with each other nor did they agree with the administration. The students were enjoyable but the older teaching staff were basically not happy with their jobs and it was noticeable in the classroom. The atmosphere was at time toxic and the students were just as unhappy with the teachers who demonstrated or outright said they did not want to be at the district.
encouraged the students to learn and want to learn
Safe and Nurturing School District that provides students with a high quality education using some of the best educators.
Early Childhood Teacher (PreK-3rd Grade) (Current Employee) – Youngstown, OH – April 10, 2018
The Youngstown City School District is a great district to work for with excellent benefits and encouraging administration. The district offers many opportunities for the teachers to better themselves by attending professional developments that the district is offering. Working in the Youngstown City School District helped me to fine tune my teaching abilities both in the areas of academics and the social emotional aspects. I thoroughly enjoy teaching my young students. The passion that I have for teaching young children and seeing them succeed gets stronger with each day.
It is a productive and fun workplace. Great co-workers that are friendly and helpful. However, for full time substitutes there are no longer providing job security even though their job performance is good. Behavior of some students are hard but a great teacher can look past those problems because there are many students who make the job worth while.
Good breaks, team work between co-workers
No free lunches, no job security for permanent subs, if you're subbing with a Masters degree getting hired full time is hard, I don't believe they're willing to pay the salary if you're currently entering the system.
a typical day at work is slow productivity. management really doesn't care much. the culture is one of lies and deceit. the hardest part is dealing with some co-workers. the best part are the kids who want to be taught. best part of my day is seeing the kids i taught take initiative.