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Special Education Teacher at Glendale Elementary School District
in Phoenix, AZ

What do you like about working at Glendale Elementary School District?

"I love working with like-minded people who are passionate about what they do and helping kids."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Like any teaching position, if you're passionate about helping others and reaching kids, then communicate it in your interview and you'll be halfway there. Just be prepared to find out that teaching is not really a career so much as it is charity work for people who could probably be doing much more financially rewarding things elsewhere. This is especially the case in Arizona, where teacher pay can be as low as 24,000 a year."

What don't you like about working at Glendale Elementary School District?

"Work-life balance for any teaching job is pretty horrendous. In addition, having just a couple of really uncooperative students can ruin the whole year and make it extremely difficult just to survive at work even while putting in insane hours. I'm actually fortunate in having an awesome class of kids this time around, but last year was real difficult. The problem lies in the bureaucracy and limited power of the school systems. When misbehavior is tolerated on a regular basis, it becomes the culture of the school, and it destroys the potential of everyone else in the learning environment. There's also the issue of self respect. In a retail job, if a customer is rude to you and cusses you out for no reason then the manager would generally be expected to back you up. In a teaching job, if a student is rude to you for no reason and cusses you out then the principal generally assumes there is something wrong with you or the way you do your job. Whether that's justified or not. In addition, teaching as a profession is structured in a way that is deeply destructive to children and teachers alike. Generally speaking, the least experienced teachers wind up with the students who have the highest needs and most disadvantaged backgrounds. The more affluent areas lure away veteran teachers to teach children brought up in a suburban environment with highly educated and active parents. The least affluent areas hire people who require on-the-job training and basically stick them with a class of their own with no safety net. It makes absolutely no sense from a moral standpoint or one that is interested in ensuring all children receive a quality education. In my honest opinion, classes of students should be classified as high need based on their ability compared to their same age peered and possibly their background. Such high needs classes should only be able to be taught by veteran teachers with a proven track record. In exchange for the additional challenges that come with such a class, those teachers should receive an equivalent amount of additional pay."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"We have a great principal. She is one of the best things about my job. However, the work-life balance (or imbalance if you prefer) is what is currently prompting me to consider changing careers."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Chappaqua Central School District
in Gillette, WY

What do you like about working at Chappaqua Central School District ?

"I enjoy helping students become who they are and improve their academic skills."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Go elsewhere unless you lack morals and don't mind selling out completely."

What don't you like about working at Chappaqua Central School District ?

"The school district just cares about test scores, funding, and looking good. Their vision is a sham. I feel dirty working there."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would actually care about employees and students, not just give it lip service."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Clarke County School District
in Athens, GA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Teaching children with disabilities"

What do you like about working at Clarke County School District?

"I loved helping children get farther in life and work their way to become a better person"

What don't you like about working at Clarke County School District?

"I was very happy there but the system continued to make cuts."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"think about the students and not you wallets if you want the students to learn"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Brandywine School District
in Wilmington, DE

What do you like about working at Brandywine School District?

"I love working with the students. Also a small group of my co-workers are very supportive. I like that my job is active and different every day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Find postive and helpful co-workers to mentor you when you begin. Also develop good stress management skills."

What don't you like about working at Brandywine School District?

"There are unreasonable expectations placed on the workers. More and more responsibilities are added on and there is only so much time in the work day. It is expected that we use our personal, unpaid time to complete tasks that we can't get done during the day."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have more clearly defined and practiced policies and procedures. Also be more open to suggestions and solutions to improve the working environment and efficiency. Also have more clear and consistant expecations."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Souder Elementary School
in Everman, TX

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"an exciting and constant learning experience"

What do you like about working at Souder Elementary School?

"close community that cares sincerely about students and each other"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do not be afraid to speak up for your students"

What don't you like about working at Souder Elementary School?

"Students w/severe disabilities/behavior problems can easily fall through the cracks."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Supply academic and disability specific resources for special ed students"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Pocola School District
in Pocola, OK

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I am a Science teacher...teaching Special Education."

What do you like about working at Pocola School District?

"I love working with students, molding young minds, and seeing the moment they get it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"To be a teacher selected you should be certified in several areas."

What don't you like about working at Pocola School District?

"In the 5 years I have taught here we have had four superintendents, it changes too often."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to find someone and stick to them and their effort."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Chicago Public Schools
Person You Work For 4.1 / 5 People You Work With 3.2 / 5 Work Setting 4.6 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 4.1 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.8 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Boston Public Schools
in Roxbury, MA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Metro Nashville Public Schools
in Nashville, TN
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3.1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2.1 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Long Beach Unified School District
in Long Beach, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"The people with whom I worked at Long Beach USD were wonderful!"

Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Special Education Teacher at San Jose Unified School District
in San Jose, CA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.6 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.6 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Coconut Creek High School
in Coconut Creek, FL
Person You Work For 3.6 / 5 People You Work With 3.6 / 5 Work Setting 3.6 / 5
Support You Get 3.6 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.6 / 5
Company Culture 3.6 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Central High School
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3.6 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Special Education Teacher at Carlisle Area School District
in Carlisle, PA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"A dedicated group of professionals."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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