Great place to work if you have a desire to work with kids.
Child and Youth Counsellor (Former Employee) – Okotoks, AB – 3 January 2018
Overall positive place to work. There are many great programs specific to the diverse needs of the general public. Unfortunately for me there is not a lot of room for advancement or job security in my role.
Teacher (Former Employee) – High River, AB – 22 June 2014
Teaching does require long hours and a specific personality. I was/am a great teacher but the expectations and treatment of employees at Foothills is less than stellar. Classes would begin at 8:30 at the school I taught at and end at 3:15 but you then had work to do in the evening which would vary from 1 hour to 4 hours most nights. Much of this was marking and providing feedback which students do not see as valuable in this day and age.
Some co-workers at my school were great and easy to depend on. Others tried to create a similar setting to that created by the students, favoring others based on friendships not on ability. This did not foster a healthy working atmosphere for both teachers and students alike.
Summers off, can find good colleagues to work with
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COUNSELLOR (YDC) (Former Employee) – High River, AB – 15 April 2014
Spitzee School's Behaviour Education Support Team program is a collaborative and positive team with many opportunities to effectively and cooperatively plan for students academically and behaviourally for success in school.
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) – High River, AB – 10 September 2013
As I said before, the same still applies. I loved working with the children and under the guidance of my classroom teacher I learned many management skills, problems solving skills, and communication skills. I had a diverse team that I was working with and we got along wonderfully. I loved every aspect of my job.
A great school district for staff and students. Very inclusive and strive to find a good work/life balance for all staff.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – High River, AB – 7 October 2012
This is an awesome school board. I have stayed with them for all these years because of their dedication to both students and staff. My day would begin with friendly greetings from the guest teacher co-ordinator, all information necessary for my day, and the offer to help however needed. The other staff members are friendly and always ready to lend a hand. The most difficult aspect of my job as a guest teacher was having to leave for the day not knowing when I would be back. The students, the way they process information is creative and unique.