Work Story: Journey to being a supply teacher


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Karen Kong had a long journey before she secured her job as a supply teacher with the Toronto District School Board! We’ve included a brief snippet of her story below, and you can read her full work story – from graduating York University’s concurrent education program to volunteering to job placements – on!

…I started volunteering back in my first year of university, at my former high school, and I really did enjoy working with students. I applied to the Concurrent Education program in my second year and got in during third year, when I started doing my placements. It was very exciting and daunting at the same time to handle a class on my own. The teaching part was the best part, but besides what you actually see, I learned that there is a lot of additional work behind the scenes – writing lesson plans, supervising extracurricular activities, marking assignments/tests, and so on…