4th Grade Teacher (Female, Age 38) in Oro Valley, AZ
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||4th Grade Teacher|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||Oro Valley, AZ|
|Years Experience||12 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|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for Amphitheater School District. The district has about 15 elementary, 4 middle schools and 3 high schools.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I teach all subjects to 9 and 10 year olds. I also have a webpage for my classroom and report grades online.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
16 weeks vacation, 10 sick days a year, 5 personal days, health insurance, state retirement, life insurance, vision insurance
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 students all day in my classroom. The other 4th grade teachers and I meet every week to discuss any issues. There are staff meetings monthly with the whole school.
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: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
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 8am||7:30 arrive at school. Prepare for the day.|
|8am to 9am||8:00 am the bell rings and then the students go to a special class, P.E., art, etc.|
|9am to 10am||We work on language arts and reading|
|10am to 11am||10 – 10:20 students are at recess. I have recess duty on Mondays. 10:20 work on writing.|
|11am to 12pm||Math|
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch until 12:30 and then silent reading|
|1pm to 2pm||Science/Social Studies|
|2pm to 3pm||Science/Social Studies 2:30 Dismiss students 2:30 to 3:30 after school tutoring|
|3pm to 4pm|
|4pm to 5pm|
|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?
Job board at the school district
What was the application process?
Turned in my application and resume along with my certifications
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I did have to interview for my current job. It was 3 teachers and 1 administrator and myself in the interview.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Questions about technology, how to teach reading, discipline questions.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, they have a first year mentoring program.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I went through the teacher training program after I finished my B.A.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
The teacher program prepares you as much as possible for the job.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Student teaching gave you a feel for what it would be like to have your own classroom.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Go to the closest college and talk to someone in the education department.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
To be a teacher you must be a multitasker, there are so many things going on in the classroom at one time. You have to be a people person because you are dealing with so many parents/teachers/students.
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?
Substitute teach first to see if it is something you might like.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I love being a teacher
What are your current career goals?
To continue to teach and learn more to help students.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
It is a great career especially for a working mom.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Teacher||12 Years||48000|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:2.8
|3||Long Beach State University||B. A. in Psychology|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.5||Northern Arizona University||M.A. in Education|
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