Teacher (Female, Age 52) in Junction City, OR

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleTeacher
Salary$53,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week60
Company Size(not answered)
LocationJunction City, OR
Years Experience20 years

Career Ratings

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

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.
8th grade science class in a middle school.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I teach integrated science to 8th grade students.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
insurance, pers

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
yes

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, I really enjoy working with others.

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, which I like, except my room has no windows.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 3
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 8
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 4
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 8amIn class, getting ready.
8am to 9amTeaching
9am to 10amTeaching
10am to 11amTeaching
11am to 12pm1/2 hr for lunch
12pm to 1pm32 min prep period

teaching

1pm to 2pmteaching
2pm to 3pmteaching

bus duty

3pm to 4pmbus duty

after school activities

4pm to 5pmgrade papers

staff meeting

5pm to 6pmgo home

dinner

relax

6pm to 7pmfamily activities
7pm to 8pmfamily activities
8pm to 9pmGrade papers
9pm to 10pmGrade papers
10pm to 11pmPlan lessons for the next day.
11pm to 12amGo to bed.

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
walking the pavement and substituting at various schools.

What was the application process?
Submitted resume, all transcripts, lettrs of recommendation, cover letter, handwritten paper about myself.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. There was one interview with four people involved.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I was asked questions about discipline and classroom management.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
No. This is a learn on the job profession.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, 5 years of college and one year of student teaching.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I have many years of math and science classwork and was well prepared academically.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes, a little.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Volunteer in a classroom first.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
A good education in the subject taught, discipline and organization, along with a sense of humor.

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

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Switch grades and subjects until you find your spot.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
This is my plan.

What are your current career goals?
I plan to continue being a teacher.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I love it.

Prior work history

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

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Math Teacher6 years42000Math Teacher for 8th grade.
Prior Job 26th grade teacher4 years140006th grade teacher.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
4Oregon State UniversityEducation
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
4Seattle Pacific University4.

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