Teacher (Female, Age 38) in Midland, MI

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleTeacher
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
LocationMidland, MI
Years Experience3 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.
Medium sized school district in a somewhat rural setting. There are 13 elementaries, three middle and 2 high Schools.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am a teacher at the elementary level. I teach all subjests to the students except gym & art.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health insurance, I pay part

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.
Yes, I work with my para and other teachers too.

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):
Income: 7
Benefits: 8
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 1
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 2

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 8amGet up at 6 am to get ready to go to wark. Arrive around 8:15 AM.
8am to 9amPrepare classroom for the day. School starts at 8:30 AM
9am to 10amTeach the students. Schedule various but usually this is morning work time.
10am to 11amMore teaching.
11am to 12pmLunch & relax time
12pm to 1pmBack to teaching. Usually reading/writting workshop and Science.
1pm to 2pmStill with students teaching.
2pm to 3pmStill teaching. There maybe a break when they go to specials.
3pm to 4pmStudents leave around 3:30 then I prepare for the next day.
4pm to 5pmMay still be at school working on future lessons.
5pm to 6pmHome doing home stuff or out shopping for needed things.
6pm to 7pmDinner at 6 with family. Maybe some TV or computer time.
7pm to 8pmMy time at home. Prehaps time to do chores.
8pm to 9pmtime to relax
9pm to 10pmAbove varies because sometimes more classes at the university changes the schedule.
10pm to 11pmfinish up tasks
11pm to 12amNews and bedtime.

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
resume, application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I can’t rember

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
I was my job to prepare myself.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes I went to the university and aquired a teaching degree. I also maintain it by taking so many credit hours every five years.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I have the proper knowledge.

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?
Send in a resume to any district that is hiring.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
A good teacher is caring, knowledgable, flexible, understanding and a team player. Must also be able to communiate well with parents and other staff.

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

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
It is a hard career to get into. Consider something else or be patient and make sure you are highly qualified and have good contacts.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Ye, I have always wanted to teach.

What are your current career goals?
Remain in teaching.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
cmuelementary teaching
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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