Suggestions for improvement
- I do not have any additional suggestions at this time.
What I like about the company
The Special Education Co-op Director, Superintendent, and Certified staff clearly value and support equitable pay for para educators. Supervisors are available to call on for problem solving. Ten-month positions can be supplemented with jobs in the area after school hours, weekends and/or summers.
What I dislike about the company
The need to support students in the classroom means rare breaks and half-hour lunches. However, employees with school-aged children are home with their children after school.
Some buildings have teachers who wrestle some of the authority away from the principal. I see them as bullying to get their way.
Occasionally I have observed teachers who still use scolding and humiliation rather than a good repoire to motivate students to put in their best efforts.
Timely communication from building administrators is key to get new schedules and programs up and running. Sometimes expectations are not clear and certified staff members get frustrated.
One-to-one student laptops have clear advantages, but also some drawbacks. Students, in my opinion need precise and consistent consequences for the privilege to use school- provided laptops for educational purposes only.