Watched some of the budget mtg Tues and heard Ms. Driscoll state she wanted to cut the remaining 5 paraprofessionals and hire a new administrator! I hope this did not pass!
They are useless and talk about the students, staff, teachers, and most of them want brownie points from management. You should see how they play up to the principals in some of the schools phony paras.[Wacko][Wacko]
Get rid of the paras they cause more stress on the teachers and we don't want them in the classroom. I am a first year teacher and I don't like having any interruptions in the class.
With that attitude your first year, I don't think you will be here very long!!You must have a little control issue!
I am a first year teacher and I do not want anyone in my class room. Can't wait till the students have no IEPs anymore. Paras gossip and tell the teachers everything going on in the system. They make no money and are not nice people.
I am a para. Have been for quite a while. I love my job and I consider myself a very nice person. I think you are the unkind one and I feel bad for your para. Why don't you tell your principal you don't need a para, that you can do it all yourself?
You are not telling the truth. You like being in my room anymore than I want you in my room. Teachers like to use paras for certain things. Paras are the information seekers and spread the gossip. The paras need to expirer soon. Maybe CT will finally listen to what MD said at SC meetings. Let the paras go!
Honestly I think we need to let YOU go! First year teaching. I can only imagine what you will be like next year!!
New teachers have no compassion for what good paras can do in a class room or help with a child. I am a compassion para and never had a complaint from a parent, teacher or students. The many years I have been working have notice the lack of confidents first year teachers have. Put me with a experience teacher anytime.
I am a retired teacher and I did not trust many paras in my class room. I felt they were in the room and did not really care about the child. One para not to be graphic but had the worst booze breath you could never forget. I told the principal not to give me that para again. That's all she would talk about is drinking and more drinking.
Thinking before you speak or do something. It's about knowing that every day, the choices we make can and will affect our lives. It's about being accountable for our choices in life. We have the right to make our decisions every day, and every day is a new day. But will the school committee make good decisions and the superintendent Cyndy Taymore?
So - should I spend a bunch of time going back and counting how many time this same post has been made in different strings under different screen names? Nah.
I have been a para for many, many years. I must say that as a new teacher you are very unappreciative for all the work the paras do. Where would you be without the paras help? I think you need to do a reality check. Not sure how long you will teach with this attitude.
Why the lack of transparency? Do they not want the public to know how many paras they employ?
Every parent in the district has a right to know who is working in their childrens' schools and classrooms, especially since the district hires primarily local residents. I may not want my child in a classroom with my neighbor, or their peer's mom, or a family friend, for privacy reasons. I have that right.
Teachers never stand by the paras only talk how they work to each other. Instead paras will do anything to stand by the teachers. That is why we need to never go into the teachers union because teachers stick with teachers.
Paras are the best people in the schools for students to feel comfortable around. I like helping students in the school so they feel a sense of caring.
I'm amazed because all I see is compassionate Para professionals. They work diligently with thieir children and go beyond what most parents do. I've worked in the schools and just don't understand. They are not paid appropriately for thir job but try to go over and above. Especially when they are pulled out to substitute when teachers and other paraprofessionals are absent.
Finally someone who has seen first hand what we do. Most Paras I know care very much for the students they work with or they wouldn't be there. Don't believe all the negative comments because they are not true. We make next to nothing, but do the job because we love to work with children. Don't come back and say we have Summers off, vacations, etc etc. We do it because we want to.
You all do a good job.Thank you residents.
It just bothers me. These children on IEP's are the Paraprofessionals first concern. Yet, they are pulled out to substitute for absent teachers then our children are left without a compatantat person to handle their needs. That means the teacher has to neglect thieir class to pay a majority of their attention to one child. How do they get their job done and complete their curriculum?
It is time to Call for the resignation of Cyndy Taymore?
Para's go on to Beat Bullying.Org you need to be less aggressive and stop thinking you have a teachers degree STOP.
The last pink slips came from Dr. Charlie Martin 2001. The paras work hard and most teachers never support them. The teachers in most cases take them for granted. Paraprofessionals in so many cases do a lot more than what is to be done for so little pay.
Time to let some paraprofessionals go and hire more teachers in the schools.
Paras I am with the teachers union which is very weak now also. The teachers can not take on the paras you need to elect a president. I am very confused why you went to the superintendent to get permission to have a union meeting. This is a joke MR you are starting this to have management give you what ever you want. The meeting brought all the desperate paras that are not liking there position or principal. This now make the union even weaker to have gone to the superintendent who is management bad move to the middle school.
I hope you are not an English teacher!
These people have no shame! How can Taymore and Driscoll look people in the eyes and say that they are for educational excellence when they lack a basic understanding of transparency and honesty towards the residents of Melrose.
MTA union member against union members? What is happening to the strongest union state in the USA.
Did they cut paraprofessionals again?
The last pink slips came from Dr. Charlie Martin 2001. The paras work hard and most teachers never support them.
Margaret is talking 6 paras to get pink slips.