Job Title: Math Specialist
Type of Company: I work for a school district in Connecticut.
Education: BA, Psychology, Elementary Education, Wilkes University (Wilkes Barre, PA) MA, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix (online)
Previous Experience: I worked as a teacher for 4 years
Job Tasks: I work in a school district with all grade levels K- 12. I spend time in classrooms with teachers guiding and supporting them to use the most recent researched strategies for teaching math. I get to teach classes sporadically when a teacher wants to watch me model a lesson for them. I write curriculum and meet with district committees to maintain consistency for our schools. I also work with a team of math resource teachers who are working with lower level math students and guide them in delivering their instruction.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is that every day I work with different people at different grade levels. I have a flexible schedule that allows me to vary my day. On Mondays I could be working with elementary school teachers and on Tuesdays I could be with high school teachers.
The worst part of my job is that I am only one person and trying to work with all grades is hard to fit into a one-person job.
Job Tips: Make sure you are aware of the current research on teaching mathematics.
Get experience teaching at multiple levels if you want to work as a K-12 district person. It will help you in your job and also in how others will receive you in your position.
Make sure you can handle multiple tasks at once because you will be working on many projects at any given time.
Additional Thoughts: Everyone thinks that being in education is so easy. I would tell those who say that to walk a day in my shoes. You are always on the go, have to think on your feet the whole time you are there and even though there are school holidays and summer vacation you are still spending that time working on the things you couldn't get done in the regular school day plus planning for the next year. It's becoming a very competitive field as well.
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