I was hired to teach the Art, Music,
and Dance program to the VPK and After school care program, however, as the previous teacher mentioned, I too, was lied to about the position. I was told that I was to take separate groups at different times of the day to learn different thing, but 10 minutes in to my class, she would come in yelling that I hadn't don't this or that interrupting our project. She then would move us to a different room, just to do the same thing 20 minutes later.
Do you know how hard it is to get 20 kids to quietly do the same project? Just to have it broken up by the DIRECTOR of the school?
She would also tell me that it was my responsibility to take the after school care kids and do the art music and dance program 10 children at a time, and then would YELL at me (in front of the kids) when there was no other teacher to watch the rest of the kids. She would tell me that it wasn't my responsibility, but how could I leave 18 kids varying in ages from 3 - 12 ALONE on the playground?
I was not given the proper resources to teach my class. I wasn't even given a space to teach. They put my class outside on the playground. Not even a spare space to play music. I brought my own CD player, but was told that I wasn't allowed to use it. I tried teaching music by using instruments, and was told that I "wasn't doing anything." I wrote lesson plans every week, and Amparo would lose them. I was required to go to the doctor to make sure I was in fit condition to work with children, and she lost my doctor's note, then I was given a write-up becasue I couldn't provide documentation for working in the US or doctor's visit. I was born in the US and I DID provide these things.
The facility old, dirty and needs new toys or teaching material. No one answers the phones, she yell at teachers in front of students, I have seen her not release a child to their own mother becasue the mother didn't have a photo ID, same thing with other family members.
There is no security in the playground. Tells children they are not allowed to run or climb in the playground. Very old toys that are dangerous to children. Playground toys are rusted and broken. Watched TEACHERS over the camera, pays very little, scams employees.
This school is very under staffed, and it's a complete mess when the director, Amparo is there.
The director, Amparo, yells and is very rude to everyone.
I hated working there and I was happy when they laid me off.
I would not send my children here, nor would I recommend it to any one. It's chaos, to say the least.
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