Job Title: Teacher
Type of Company: The mission of the school is to provide high quality education to children.
Education: BA in Early Childhood Education, Tufts University; MA in Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College
Previous Experience: I have taught preschool and public school (Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grade) for 19 years. I currently teach Kindergarten where I have taught for 16 years.
Job Tasks: I design and implement social, emotional, and academic curriculum for kindergarten aged students. I am responsible for meeting our school system and statewide curriculum frameworks. My goals are to instill in each of my students a positive self-esteem, love of learning, how to get along with and work collaboratively with others, problem solve and develop their academic skills.
I am responsible for taking continuing education courses and workshops. In addition, an important aspect of my job is communication with parents. I write regular newsletters to parents informing them of our curricula and goals. I also communicate with parents about their children's progress through conferences, e-mails, and phone calls.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best parts of my job are seeing enthusiasm and growth in my students. It is amazing how much five and six year olds grow in only a few months. It is wonderful when parents express appreciation about my teaching. I also enjoy how much I learn from my colleagues and students.
The worst parts of my job are the demanding hours, never ending list of tasks, and lack of appreciation from administrators. In many ways it is a never ending job.
1. Teaching is rewarding, but also very demanding. It can be rewarding and challenging to work with other colleagues. This is a job best suited for someone who works well as a team player.
2. Patience, organization, and creativity are wonderful for teachers to have.
3. Teaching can be quite draining and exhausting. One has to be "one" for much of the day and is constantly being thrown new things to deal with. It is a job that is never dull!
Additional Thoughts: It is wonderful having worked in the same school system for many years - watching students grow, having more than one child from the same family, being able to grow myself as a teacher.
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