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custodians - Job Expo Feb. 1, 2024
Posted in , on January 23, 2024

Classroom assistant is ‘such a rewarding job’

Johanna Voigt made personalized Christmas tree ornaments for all her students this year.

That’s how much she loves her students – and her job.

Voigt is a classroom assistant for the first and second grade classes in the French track at Arlington ISD’s Wimbish World Language Academy

It’s a job she hadn’t originally planned on, but it’s one she would gladly recommend to others.

“Go for it,” she said to anyone who might consider a career as a classroom assistant.

In fact, this is the time to go for it. Arlington ISD is hiring classroom assistants right now and has a Job Expo on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5-7 p.m. at Webb Elementary School. Learn more about open positions and register for the expo here.  

“It is such a rewarding job,” Voigt said. “Including all the hugs you could ever want!”

While you can’t beat the hugs, there are a lot of other benefits, too.

Voigt always liked working with kids but knew that teaching wasn’t for her. So, she ended up working in the hospitality industry. But that’s a career with crazy work hours, late nights and work on weekends and holidays. Not easy for a mother.

After being a stay-at-home mom for five years, Voigt decided she needed a job that was more family-friendly. And she found it at her son’s school.

 “Working at my son’s school was the perfect place,” she said. “As a classroom assistant, I work the same hours that my son attends school, so we drive together in the AM and PM and get summers off together (plus or minus a few days).”

The job also fulfills her love for working with kids.

“I love getting to know the students, being able to work with them and watch them learn and grow,” she said. “It’s like being a teacher, just without all the extra responsibilities and work (like lesson planning and grading). Also, working alongside some amazing teachers and helping them makes their days a little easier.”

If making an impact on students appeals to you, too, sign up for Arlington ISD’s Job Expo and apply for a classroom assistant position. You’ll be applying for a career that truly makes a difference and has a schedule that’s tough to beat. Plus, you’ll work for one of the highest-paying school districts in the entire DFW Metroplex. Sign up for the Job Expo today.