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meaningful career
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHDecember 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.
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students
Cons
required testing and educational interuptions
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Stressful environment
Math Teacher - Buchtel High School (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHNovember 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.
Pros
Decent pay and benefits
Cons
No support for teachers
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Rewarding placement
Educational Assistant (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHNovember 13, 2017
The day is spent helping in the instruction of students with multiple disabilities in all areas of there education and tracking their specific IEP goals.
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Nice Coworkers.
Substitute Teacher K-12 (Current Employee) –  As needed within the school districtOctober 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.
Pros
Support of the Staff.
Cons
One on one assistance for students in need.
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Very fast paced and fun too
Substitute Secretary (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHOctober 30, 2017
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!
Pros
Great bunch of people to work with
Cons
I am a substitute secretary and I would like to be Board Certified
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Found subbing at aps quiet a stressful experience.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHSeptember 11, 2017
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!
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Great job, diverse group good pay plus benefits.
Electrician Foreman (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHSeptember 11, 2017
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.)
Pros
Great benefits.
Cons
Upper Administration did not value maintenance personnel
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Great Environment
Education Assistant (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHSeptember 11, 2017
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.
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Instructional Assistant Principal (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHSeptember 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.
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Colleagues are among the best in Ohio
School Psychologist (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHSeptember 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.
Pros
Salary and benefits
Cons
workload
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Working with the children
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHAugust 24, 2017
In order to work in the school system, one has to really love working with children. Teaching is a very noble and rewarding profession it you can deal with constant changes.
Pros
Job flexibility
Cons
No benefits and no work in the summers
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Great place to work
Site Coordinator and Community Resource Specialist (Former Employee) –  Akron, OH 44303July 26, 2017
Flexible wok environment
It was great serving the students as they developed.
Pay was satisfactory
Enjoyed working in new buildings with state of the art
equipment.
Pros
Enjoy working with people and course content
Cons
Lack of consistent support
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fun easy work
Janitorial (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJuly 25, 2017
The work there wasn't hard, it got complicating some days, but for the most part it was alright. the people there were great. They treated you with respect.
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Some nice helpful people
Student transpitation (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHJuly 11, 2017
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.
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Productive
Akron - Educational Assistant (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHJune 6, 2017
Very good place to work at, people are mainly easily able to work with. In a long term position, you become like a family which is nice. Very take care of.
Pros
Free Lunches
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Training and Expectations
Secondary Educator (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHJune 3, 2017
Don't always match up with the accountabilty piece. Your'e evaluations will be based on several things out of your control. Working with children of any age, can be stressful.
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Good School
Sub-Educational Assistant (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHMay 25, 2017
The only thing about working for Akron Public School is that the Subs or Educational Aides don't get Benefits such as medical, Vision, Dental. It would be nice to get Benefits.
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Laid back, good people
genral labor (Current Employee) –  Akron, NYMay 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.
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Whirlwind
Science Teacher (Former Employee) –  Akron, OhioApril 10, 2017
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.
Pros
proximity
Cons
budget cuts
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Productive
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHFebruary 15, 2017
Provide leadership and instruction to student body in a professional manner. A lot of flexibility when running your classroom. The hours are great.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
Seasonal
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