Occasional Teacher (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 7 October 2017
As an occasional teacher for the WRDSB you have the opportunity to travel around the region and teach a diverse group of students. You follow the plans left by the full time teacher, along with teaching all subjects from math, language, science, gym, health etc...
I work with special needs children and support them in their home classroom setting.
Educational Assistant (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 3 August 2017
I love interacting with people and helping special needs children meet and exceed their personal goals. I work with a dynamic and supportive team of professionals who provide structure, support and insight into best practices to follow.
A great place to work. You make a difference in the lives of children and work alongside committed and dedicated colleagues.
Principal (Current Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 19 July 2017
The best part of the job is the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children every single day. Sometimes it is difficult to find work-life balance. Great opportunities to network and learn from and with colleagues. An incredibly collaborative and supportive working environment.
Working with children and committed/dedicated staff
Supply DECE (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 27 April 2016
Typically, I would find a job on Easy Connect or be contacted directly and I would work at which ever school I've collected a shift for. The supervisors are wonderful. Being a supply is great, I get to learn new things from various schools that I work at. The job is very rewarding in general.
Technology Teacher - Transportation/Manufacturing (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 6 November 2014
Most days were great. I learned how people want/need to be treated regardless of abilities. Classroom/Shop Management is imperative. Management the best. Co-workers were great. The hardest part of the job was dealing with students that were abused. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the students succeed.
CLASSROOM TEACHER (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 28 April 2014
Classroom teaching is challenging if you want it to be. For those who wish to excell and make a difference there are opportunities to do so daily, which can be very rewarding. Some teachers strive to be their best... some do not. It is a unionized environment.
Due to declining enrollment, there are no opportunities coming in the next few years to be hired on a fulltime contract basis. The WRDSB has implemented hiring practices to try to curb nepotism, which has spiraled, into what many consider to be, a completely arbitrary if not entirely random system using an LTO list.
Reception (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 1 June 2013
Challenging, ongoing interaction with the public and staff, opportunity to create own work environment, Almost everyday there is something new to learn or address. I come to work early so that I can have switchboard and reception ready at 8:00 which is my start time. I book rooms, answer phones, receive mail and packages and direct to appropriate person, respond to emails, admit people through locked entrance, other assigned duties. Best part of the day is the interaction I have with staff and the public who walks in the door.
Family Studies Teacher (Current Employee) – Cambridge – 24 April 2013
I have three classes a day. The classes are 75 minutes each. I pack a lot of work into each one because of being on the semester system. The students can vary in levels of ability and learning. My teaching methods have to accommodate these levels. Family Studies covers a wide variety of subjects related to family living, food and nutrition, parenting, resource management and fashion. My work experience prior to going into teaching has helped me become the type of teacher I am today. I expect my students to do well with me and I provide them with many opportunities to do so.
seeing the students grow and achieve in my classes.
seeing students who do not work to their potential.
Educational Assistant (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 26 July 2012
Everyday was different, there were times when I was with one specific child and then there were times when I was in a classroom assisting the teacher with whatever she wanted. This could mean taking a small group or just milling around the room helping whenever I could. Principals I worked with were all terrific and my co-workers were the best, all caring wonderful teachers. Hardest part of the job was trying to prevent a child with special needs from erupting. Most enjoyable was being with the children