How long have you worked in the Education field?

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  1. ECE ABC

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    How many years have you worked in Education...grades, public school, private, etc?



    I have worked....

    :love:6 years as a PreK Teacher (Preschool - Kindergarten, Private Day School)
    :love:8 years as an ECE Director (PreK - 5th, Public School)
    :love:3 years as a ParEducator (PreK - 5th, Public School)



    I was a Substitute (Teacher & Para) for a few months after I lost my Directors position!







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  3. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Paid?
    1 year- preschool- private daycare
    1.5 years- substitute, public school district in hometown (MI)
    6 years- 5th and 2nd, public school in NC
    2 months- 3rd- charter school in MI
    1/2 year- 3rd- public school in MI
    1/2 year- kindergarten- public school in MI

    My high school ran a preschool as an elective class. I did that my junior year. Unpaid, of course!
     
  4. teacherintexas

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    I'm 43 and this next year will be year number twenty-two. I've only taught in public schools and have taught second, third, fourth, and sixth. My favorite grades are second and third. I taught second grade and third for nine years each.

    I taught private lessons and coached a sport the four years of college and intermittently ever since.
     
  5. mathteachertobe

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    I'm almost 55 and have taught for three years. One year of high school biology and two years of middle school math, all in the same district.
     
  6. Pashtun

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    9 years general ed. teacher at one public school.
     
  7. 4815162342

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    15 years in various preschools/daycares (11 years of those were at my last job).
    Going to begin my first year in the elementary level (kindergarten) come August.
     
  8. ECE ABC

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    Congratulations!! I love Kinders :love::love:
     
  9. swansong1

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    40 years-everything from pre k to 6th grade, public and private.
     
  10. YoungTeacherGuy

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    8 years as a classroom teacher.
    1 year (so far) as a school administrator.
     
  11. Missy

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    Teaching is my second career; 15 years in so far.
     
  12. BioAngel

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    7 years total in private schools only...
    2 years- 5th grade science and homeroom teacher
    5 years (starting my 5th year)- grades 3 to 6 science teacher

    I'd love to branch out- I want to stat at my school, but would love to try to do other things in education as well :)
     
  13. chebrutta

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    10 years... 2 subbing, 8 teaching MS and HS
     
  14. GTB4GT

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    I am 55. finished my 3rd year of HS (math). Obviously this is a second career for me and I really enjoy it (and would say the same even if I weren't on summer break at the moment:))
     
  15. gr3teacher

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    1 year subbing/tutoring
    3 years as a SPED teacher
    2 years as a classroom teacher
     
  16. txmomteacher2

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    I subbed while I was going to college that was 5 years. Then I worked 2 years at my first school. Took a year off and subbed. Then 5 years at this school.
     
  17. agdamity

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    10 years: 7th grade English, 4th and 5th. All public schools.
     
  18. SleekTeach

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    Last year was my first year with 2nd grade at a public school.

    Now, I'm on to my second year with 1st grade at a different school in the same school district.

    I'm still a baby teacher lol
     
  19. bewlove

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    I guess almost four years total.

    Over three years as the Assistant Director of the childcare program for grades 3-6 at a public school in TN. I'm still doing this now until I start teaching this fall.

    I have subbed for a year, and then been in classrooms for student teaching/school requirements during this time also.

    This fall will be my first year teaching at a K-4 school here in TN.

    I started working at the before/after school program when I was 19. I've loved every minute of it and am so excited to officially be a teacher! :)
     
  20. kpa1b2

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    3 years: subbing in my home state
    11 years: Latchkey, preschool, directing centers
    13 1/4 years: certified teaching: Kindergarten, 3rd grade & currently reading specialist. All at charter schools.

    That doesn't include the 2 years I taught in an after school program while I was in high school or the 4 years of college where we were teaching something different every semester.
     
  21. jenglish97

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    Finished my 16th year in special education:

    2 years - full-time aide
    2 years - Self-contained (grades 4-6)
    12 years - Inclusion (grades 1-4)

    Next year: Pull-Out Resource Programs (grades 3-5)

    This does not include the 7 years I worked in an after-school program. I started working when I was 17.
     
  22. Teacher Chele

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    This will be 21 for me.
    3 years in 1st
    7 years in K
    2 years in 3rd
    3 years in 4th
    2 years in 5th
    3 in 2nd
    and now back to 1st
    Christian schools and public schools
    I also taught GED prep in the prison system at night for a while.
     
  23. Go Blue!

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    This will be my 7th year. I've taught every grade from 6 to 12, all in public schools.
     
  24. czacza

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    First two years in Catholic School
    1 year public high school, in preschool program at hs
    14 years in current public K-4 school.
     
  25. mollydoll

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    I can't believe I'll be going into my 4th year (3 at same school).
     
  26. ChristyF

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    18 years total.

    5 th grade 3 years
    4th grade 15 years
     
  27. Ima Teacher

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    I'm starting year 22 on July 28.

    All my years have been in the same rural public school district.

    1/2 year substitute & 1/2 year 12th grade English
    1 year English 12, 11, and 9 with reading/health 7
    1 year K-12 homebound and reading/health 8

    The rest of the time I've taught 7th grade language arts. I'll teach an 8th or 6th grade one from time to time if they need it.
     
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    I'm going into my 14th year of teaching. How that is possible is beyond me! It'll be my 9th year of teaching 4th graders.
     
  29. SpecialPreskoo

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    Let's see...
    1 year SPE aide
    1 year Title 1 Assistant
    1 year 6-8 gr SPE
    1 year teaching at a mental hospital
    15 years preschool SPE self-contained then later inclusion
    1 year HS self-contained SPE
     
  30. FarFromHome

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    I've taught for 7 years. We moved around with the military, but I've been extremely lucky to not have a break in employment. I've taught:

    3.5 years third grade on a military base in Idaho
    0.5 year fifth grade charter school in Hawaii
    1 year fourth grade public school in Hawaii
    2 years elementary music at a public school in Hawaii

    Now I just got hired to teach elementary music in Missouri this coming school year.
     
  31. Reality Check

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    23 years.

    :dizzy:
     
  32. geoteacher

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    I've worked in a fair variety of settings:

    3 years - preschool
    5 years - 5th grade in a private school
    2 years - 6th grade in a private school
    8 years - 8th grade in a public school
     
  33. janlee

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    I'll be starting my 32nd year.
    3 years in 5th.
    8 years in 3rd.
    21 years in 2nd.
     
  34. catnfiddle

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    I started late after a career change, so I was 33 when this timeline started:

    2005-2008 Subbing and falling back on my finance / banking background when needed.

    2008-2009 Title I Reading support for a Social Studies classroom. I worked with students to help prep them for retesting on the state exam.

    2009-2013 12th Grade ELA.

    2013-present 9th Grade ELA. I'm in a specialized program that team-teaches across the curriculum to a group of students year-long. The majority of our school is semester blocks, so we're unique.
     
  35. Go Blue!

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    :dizzy: Wow.

    Bless your heart. And I mean it.:clap::clap:
     
  36. ready2learn

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    I subbed for 1 year.
    The past 6 years I have taught 6-8th grade in a public school
     
  37. Bunnie

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    1 year public school K-5 I was in every grade at some point
    5 years private school grades K, 2 & 3
    1 month Pre-K in the same private school
    9 months Sub Teaching Assistant in a Charter School
     
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    5 years - tutoring adults with developmental disabilities
    2 years - university
    3 years - private elementary
    (some of the above overlapped)
    10 years - public secondary
     
  39. jwteacher

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    Seventh year here.
     
  40. Maryhf

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    I've been involved in education in a variety of ways since 1984. One year of subbing, 7 years in a rural public school teaching grades 4,5,6(compartmentalized), 1 year at a YMCA preschool, 14 years as a Christian Ed/ youth director at 2 churches (my SAHM years), subbing lots, & back to full time 6th grade MS for 8 years teaching 3 different subjects over the years.
     
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    Thanks Go Blue. My last 21 years have been at a small district. My school is K-3. Administration, staff, and parents all work together as a team. That's what makes my job so enjoyable.
     

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