Teacher (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – December 5, 2017
I enjoyed most every day of my career, working with exceptional professionals and wonderful students. It was a challenging endeavor to work with students, staff, parents and the community to find ways to achieve success with every student and maintain a professional reputation with local, state and national education standards and testing.
Math Teacher - Buchtel High School (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – November 27, 2017
Changing initiatives all the time. No follow through. Administration lacks integrity. District tries to get as much as possible out of employees without compensating them. Children are out of control. Parents and students take precedence over teachers.
Substitute Teacher K-12 (Current Employee) – As needed within the school district – October 31, 2017
A typical day at work is we the staff our busy consistently encouraging the success of learning among the students. The most enjoyable part of the job is to do whatever it takes to assure the students are behaving and growing in educational knowledge of math, language, social studies, and science.
A typical day is answering the phones, greeting people, setting up student hearings, working all day with confidential information, certification mailings, scanning, and much miscellaneous. I have learned to manage my time more efficiently. Management is great, I like working in this department. There is much diversity here and sometimes we need an interpreter. The hardest part of my job is to get out for lunch since it is so busy! The most enjoyable part of my job is doing something that helps someone and know they really appreciate it!
Great bunch of people to work with
I am a substitute secretary and I would like to be Board Certified
If u can handle subbing or permanent teaching in all subjects in inner city Akron then this job would be worth while to do. Good with kids? But in some cases u have to be a baby sitter, parent and psychologist for the kids. Many schools are hard to locate with all the construction. Good luck to u!
The daily routine was to prioritize scheduled, and emergency work. There were always new things to learn, especially with all of the new construction that was taking place. The management was adequate. There was a good mix of employees from different cultures, and back grounds. The hardest part of the job was losing employees due to budget cuts. The enjoyable part of the job was working on a wide variety equipment (HVAC, lighting, Fire alarms, power distribution, etc.)
Upper Administration did not value maintenance personnel
The environment in APS is great especially if you like dealing with different individuals everyday. No two days are the same each day may present a different challenge due to different student personalities. Overall this job is rewarding to me on many levels.
Instructional Assistant Principal (Current Employee) – Akron, OH – September 10, 2017
Working for this organization provided me with many opportunities to help others and to learn new information. I was able to grow professionally. If you are motivated to learn and grow this would be a great place to do so.
School Psychologist (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – September 8, 2017
Akron Public Schools serves a high need population, which precipitates a very high volume of referrals and reevaluations. There is always more work to do than time and staff available, and most staff serve multiple schools. The quantity of evaluations completed is valued more highly than quality, and "minimally compliant" ETRs are preferred. The district is under pressure from the state to reduce the number of children identified as ED and OHI-Minor due to behavioral concerns, which precipitates gatekeeping hurdles that exacerbate the workload. Moreover, the 3rd grade reading guarantee has resulted in suspected SLD referrals for every child who has not attained the reading cut scores.
Nice work environment. I really enjoyed transporting some students others were somewhat difficult at times but all in all a great job. One of the disadvantages was driving in inclement weather. That is the only disadvantage to this job. I was always available to help out a co-worker ,teacher or student that needed help.
genral labor (Current Employee) – Akron, NY – May 20, 2017
Part time benefits aren't the best, only get two personal days and they HATE no pay days. They are flexible for emergencies and understanding of life events. The people are all different from each department. Most of the people are nice and easy going. Jobs aren't stressful and are realistic. union jobs most of the times. Busy and slow depending at the tome of year.
I never even had a room. I consistently switched between 3 different classrooms throughout the day. I had a cart and was expected to conduct classes, lab exercises, and assess my students with a simple cart.