High School English Teacher 

(Female, Age 39) from Jamaica Plain, MA

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Current Job

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Job Title High School English Teacher
Salary $81,500
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size (not answered)
Location Jamaica Plain, MA
Years Experience 3 years

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Years in Career 0
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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.
I work for the public school system. It is a large organization with thousands of employees, including teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, custodial/janitorial staff, library staff, etc.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am responsible for teaching four classes per day with approximately 25-30 students in each course. I am responsible for creating lesson plans in accordance with the curriculum designed by the department and district. I am responsible for providing feedback and grading all of my students’ work. I am responsible for monitoring student attendance and contacting parents when we see lapses in student attendance.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
I receive 15 sick days per year, which roll over, 4 personal days, which also roll over, the ability to choose a variety of health plans at differnet costs, a retirement plan, and a pension.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I feel like I am well compensated in my 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.
Yes, that is one of my favorite parts of the job. I work mostly with students, but also with other teachers and administrators. I probably speak with parents on a weekly, not daily, basis.

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.
We share lesson plans, strategies on how to connect with students, ideas on how to help struggling students.

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

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