Classroom Teacher 

(Male, Age 30) from Frederick, MD

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Classroom Teacher
Salary $60,000
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size (not answered)
Location Frederick, MD
Years Experience 7 years

Career Ratings

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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.
Montgomery County Public Schools — Kingsview Middle School; around 60 teachers and around 900 students.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
plan for instruction; teach students; assess students; monitor student behaviors in classroom and hallways; sometimes chaperone after school activities

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
good insurance coverage; paid school vacations; paid sick days (earn 10 each year; carry over if not used)

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well — compared with other teachers

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I teach students — so I am interacting with them on a daily basis as an integral part of my job. I work with other staff members to plan for instruction and activities. I enjoy working with people. We have all sorts of meetings — at times too many meetings!

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.
School is relatively new. Materials needed to support instruction are supplied. Classrooms are large and most have windows. Temperature control is annoying — my room is always very hot, while other parts of the school are cold.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 3
Benefits: 5
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 1

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
internal transfer

What was the application process?
resume, interview with the county to be approved for hiring, and then with principal at individual school

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
interview with principal, assistant principal, and a team leader

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no — preparation was prior to employment and/or through experience, not due to employer

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
student teaching; college course work; substitute teacher, county training/workshops

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes and no – education focused on job requirements; experience through substitute teaching and classroom teaching is best preparation

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes — had 2 student teaching placements; with one of them the teacher actually left so I took over teaching class

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
You need a teaching certificate — so enroll in a teacher education program. With “No Child Left Behind” they can no longer hire from other fields, so a degree is required.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
social skills — you are working with people all day long; organization — you need to organize lesson plans, classroom activities/scheduling, assessments, and data; creativity — keep students engaged and interested

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes — undergraduate degree required to start; masters or equivalency required to renew certificate

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?

What are your current career goals?
completing administration degree program

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

Prior work history

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

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 teacher 5 years changes each year with cost of living/step raise 6th grade social studies teacher at Parkland Middle School
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
Salisbury State U History/Secondary Education
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
Hood College Administration

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