Teacher (Female, Age 55) in Morgan Hill, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleTeacher
Salary$74,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
LocationMorgan Hill, CA
Years Experience23 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
public school teacher in a unified school district

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
teach students and work with staff

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
kaiser health plan , dental plan, i receive 10 days sick leave a year which are cummulative, retirement plan, vacation is not offered though we do not work year round

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under compensated, i have a masters degree and do not earn what other jobs pay for the amount of education i have

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 children and adults daily. i like this.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
i work in a school campus and i like the feeling of being in a place of education

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: 8
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 1

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 8amnot working
8am to 9amnot working
9am to 10amnot working
10am to 11amnot working
11am to 12pmnot working
12pm to 1pmnot working
1pm to 2pmmeeting about having counselors at our school

school is out. i am not being paid for this

2pm to 3pmnot working
3pm to 4pmnot working
4pm to 5pmnot working
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
internet

What was the application process?
resume and paper app-it was 23 years ago

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
i had 2 interviews. the first one was with 2 people, and the second interview was with director of hr

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
was i able to speak Spanish

tell us about your experience

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, but my employer expected me to be ready to work

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes, Training took place in college.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, my college prepared me well.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
During college i was a student teacher and that was excellent prep

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
go to college and major in education

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
be flexible, organized in paperwork and patient

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
absolutely yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
realize everyone wants to quit and everyone cries at first with this job. Later the job becomes satisfying,

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes i wanted to be a teacher

What are your current career goals?
to continue and add additional responsibilities

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
teaching is not what it looks like in sit coms

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1teacher2 yrs25 an hourtaught migrant students on Saturdays
Prior Job 2na

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.95

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.81sjsuliberal studies
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
4sjsu/wguteach cred and masters

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