(Female, Age 33) from hartsdale, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Teacher
Salary $84,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location hartsdale, NY
Years Experience 5 years

Career Ratings

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

Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
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.
Ardsley school districts in westchester county, ny

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I teach English and reading skills to all 102 8th grade students in the middle school.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
sick, personal time, dental and health insurance.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
i am pleased with my compensation.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I stand in front of teenagers for most of the day, and i also have several strategy meetings a week with colleagues. I do like the interaction.

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: 2
Benefits: 5
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
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 Prepping for the day. First class of students
8am to 9am Second class of students.
9am to 10am Yes, another class of students.
10am to 11am Lunch break and grading papers.
11am to 12pm Class after lunch.
12pm to 1pm Another class of students.
1pm to 2pm Finishing up last class. Meeting with some students about their work/grades.
2pm to 3pm Staff meeting to discuss some challenging students.
3pm to 4pm Grading of papers, planning for tomorrow’s lessons.
4pm to 5pm Go to the gym.
5pm to 6pm Arrive home before 6pm. Start making dinner.
6pm to 7pm Eat dinner, watch tv with wife and dog.
7pm to 8pm Make some calls, read email.
8pm to 9pm Watch television.
9pm to 10pm Get ready for work tomorrow, get ready for bed. tired!
10pm to 11pm Hopefully asleep.
11pm to 12am Snoring!

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
internet searches, word of mouth

What was the application process?
submit online application and then await a call.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes. several rounds of interviews with various members of the school board, parents and students. lastly, a demonstration of teaching skills in front of a class.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
i honestly do not remember, as i was so nervous !

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, but giving me constant feedback from my evaluations.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I had hands on experience in a classroom as part of my education.

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?
I recommend a bachelors degree in education and to continue on to receive a masters degree in education.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
good listening skills, team player, patience, desire to further education, and a love of children.

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?
Try and be as open minded as possible to whatever the job brings you. Be patient and try to communicate well with parents and students.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. i plan on retiring from this district.

What are your current career goals?
Considering a second masters degree.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no thank you.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.8

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.7 SUNY at Oswego education
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
4 college of new rochelle reading specialist

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