High School Teacher 

(Male, Age 32) from Liverpool, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title High School Teacher
Salary $62,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 35
Company Size (not answered)
Location Liverpool, NY
Years Experience 9 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
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.
teaching science

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?
fairly paid

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.
City school

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 5
Benefits: 6
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 1
Supervisors: 2
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

72 minutes

9am to 10am
10am to 11am teach 2nd block 9th grade biology

72 minutes

11am to 12pm teach 3rd block 9th grade biology

72 minutes

12pm to 1pm Lunch

30 minutes

1pm to 2pm teach 4th block 9th grade biology

72 minutes

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

72 minutes

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:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Stocker 8y rs $8/hr 25 hrs/wk stocking shelves at a grocery store
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:85

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
2.9 SUNY Oswego Bachelors Education
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.5 LeMoyne College Masters Education

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