High School Teacher
(Male, Age 32) from Liverpool, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||High School Teacher|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||9 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Urban high school with 1600 students in a district of 23 schools
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
7 vacation days, 5 sick days, 414H, summers off, ALL holidays off, snow days
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with teachers, students, administrators, and parents on a daily basis.
I love it
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 3
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 8
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||Drive to work (share a ride with me wife who teaches 3 miles away|
|8am to 9am||teach 1st block 9th grade biology
|9am to 10am|
|10am to 11am||teach 2nd block 9th grade biology
|11am to 12pm||teach 3rd block 9th grade biology
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch
|1pm to 2pm||teach 4th block 9th grade biology
Every other day this is a team meeting block where all 8 teacher on my team meet and discuss problem students, content, incentives attendance data, and meet with parents.
|2pm to 3pm||teach 5th block 9th grade biology
|3pm to 4pm||drive home|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
resume, 2 interviews, mock teaching, interview with principal
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
2 interviews at district offices, fingerprinting, district with principal an 3 other teachers at individual school
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
many about discipline and pedagogy
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, bachelors in elementary education, masters in secondary education, state certification
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Get a Masters Degree in Education
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
able to work with teenagers, able to be called “a fucking asshole” or “nigger” on a daily basis, even if you are white.
being blamed by the public for students that can’t read, because their parents don’t value education AT ALL…
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
get a tough skin,
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yea, I plan on being here until I retire
What are your current career goals?
eventually become an administrator, but teach for another 5-10 years first
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Stocker||8y rs||$8/hr 25 hrs/wk||stocking shelves at a grocery store|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:85
|2.9||SUNY Oswego||Bachelors Education|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.5||LeMoyne College||Masters Education|
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