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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Elementary School Teacher field.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33963 1st Grade Teacher and Grade Chairman Female 37 $57,000 Collierville, TN 01/01/2010
33841 Teacher Female 36 $60,000 McMurray, NY 01/01/2010
33818 Elementary School Teacher Female 40 $52,000 gardena, CA 01/01/2010
33830 Teacher Female 46 $50,000 Bushkill, PA 01/01/2010
33607 Educator Male 33 $60,000 phila, NY 01/01/2010

Overview

An elementary school teacher is responsible for creating and executing lesson plans in the classroom. It is an incredibly important and rewarding career as elementary educators are responsible for the social and intellectual development of society.

Elementary teachers work in schools from kindergarten through to fifth grade. Their main duty is to create and edit lesson plans, enforce classroom and school rules, observe and evaluate student performance, and grade homework and tests. They also have to form relationships with their students? parents and keep them updated on how they are performing.

To become an elementary school teacher, you need to earn a bachelor?s degree in elementary education and then complete an internship in an elementary classroom. You then need to take your state?s licensing exam and apply for a license through your state board of elementary education.

Elementary school teachers might find the job challenging when faced with difficult children or parents who aren?t supportive of what you think is best. Managing a classroom can also be stressful and is a lot of responsibility. However, being an elementary school teacher is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling career as you will be doing what really matters; you will be making a huge difference to someone?s life and teaching children the skills they need to be successful adults. You will also get a lot of vocation time and a supportive and friendly working environment where you will get to work with other similar minded people.

To be a motivating and inspiring elementary school teacher, you will need to have a genuine passion for learning and to enjoy working with children. You also have excellent leadership, organization, teamwork and communication skills and will show empathy and compassion. If you are looking for a career with lots of holiday opportunities, where you get to work in a supportive environment and do work that is truly meaningful, then you may have just stumbled across the career for you?


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