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Has anyone every been approached about a position called Teacher on Assignment? I have been approached by my principal and was wondering your thoughts. I was given some ideas for the job, but since they are creating it there is no formal job description yet. It looks to be like a position where you do some of the principals administrative duties along with some curriculum work for teacher's pay. Any comments?


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I was an ELD TSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) for 3 years until the funding was cut. Now I'm a Technology TSA. We have a lot of different kinds of TSA positions in my district. Some are site-based and others are district positions.

We are on the teacher salary schedule. If the funding is cut then we still have a classroom position to return to. We do NOT do anything evaluative because that is the administrator's job.

I think you can see TSA job descriptions on Edjoin.

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Two of my friends did jobs like this this year and both positions are being cut. I would not take this kind of job unless I knew for sure I could fall back on a classroom job as a PP mentioned.
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In our school if you are a teacher on assignment your classroom position is held for you. We have had a variety of teachers do this. One was the AP for a year, one a math/reading specialist, one an ELD/reading specialist, one in charge of student teachers, etc. I don't think it is a one size fits all job - it's just whatever the need is. I would do it if I was guaranteed my same classroom when I was finished. It's a nice break!
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As with the others, I would be sure to find out what that means if the position is cut. Do you have return rights to the classroom? My friend was a TSA as a VP until she got her administration certification. If her job had been cut, she would have been able to return to the classroom (and bump someone else) because of her tenure.


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I was told the position entailed the following---we are a K-8 school.

Mentoring new teachers
Being a Resource for all teachers across all curriculums
Supervising and collaborating with our ELL/ESL. (Our school is 60% ELL)
Lunchroom duty for 1 1/2 hours per day
School Test coordinator (doing schedules, communication with parents, and make up testing) We have three required state tests.
School discipline if principal and counselor not available
Communication for Strategies Team (where teachers bring students for possible IEPS or 504s)
Helping at school sports events (after hours)
Transferring students records and requests

Any other duty that arises as needed?

The position would allow me to return to the classroom if and when funding was cut. Yet would include no other extra benefits. This just seems like a lot of responsibility. Add to it that I am in my ninth year with one raise since I started....due to the "state". Any thoughts?
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That does sound like a LOT of extra responsibility!

Our TSAs are not allowed to sub or do lunch duty. There was a time when we were asked to sub often because subs weren't available.

Good luck on your decision.
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