Kids Club Assistant (Current Employee) – Allen, TX – January 3, 2017
I worked here during and after I completed high school so there are a lot of things about the company that I might not have seen as an issue. For example, health insurance coverage and benefits. I did, however, enjoy my time working here. Although at times the work environment could get a little stressful, overall the jobs I did there were easy. I learned very quickly that good leadership and a positive attitude were both key factors in my job in the Kids Club department. However stressful it may be, it was always made worth while to see the kids having a good time.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Allen, TX – December 13, 2016
Working at Allen ISD was one of the longest jobs I had. I learned a lot from it and the people I worked with. 23 had to work in teams most of the times and I believe that helped me in my everyday life.
Counselor (Current Employee) – Allen, TX – September 11, 2016
This is a great district to serve. Allen ISD provides it's community with the best gifted educators from Texas. I am proud to serve the Eagles as we all together soar to new levels. "What a great Day For Allen ISD."
Everything was organized, clean and labeled for an easy productive day. I've learned how to enjoy the company around me and still multitask. Management was wonderful and friendly. The hardest part of the job was servicing high school students' needs, but the most satisfying part of the job was knowing I got the job done.
As a substitute teacher you can have as many assignment as possible. I enjoyed every grade I substituted. The students were mostly respectful. Six graders and middle school were the only areas I experience some challenges with student, however, non of them resulted the involvement of another authority.
The retirement program extended to substitute teachers is a great idea, and the teachers appreciate lunches provided by parents were awesome.
Salary per assignment not sufficient, and no health insurance for substitute teachers then.
Working with special needs students taught me a lot. Patience is definitely needed. Otherwise you are in a world of trouble. Aside from all that working with the kids was a great experience and not just those kids seeing all the other kids in different grade levels you start to develop a relationship with them all. Overall i would give it a 7 out of 10
Good job if you never have a parent complain about you.
High School Teacher (Former Employee) – Allen, TX – February 1, 2014
I had no problems at this district for two years, then had a parent complain, and administration harassed me until I left. This happened to another teacher the year before. It could be a great place to work, as long as long as you never step a toe out of line and never make it too hard for kids to pass. I should also mention that you can step a toe out of line all you want as long as it's not parents complaining (as a teacher who was repeatedly reported for sexist comments but is still there after 12 years could tell you). I know teachers who've been there for years and are quite happy, but know just as many who've gone through what I did. Administrators will ALWAYS back the parents. I had to do so many things that I swore I'd never do to keep them off my back that I found myself miserable and burnt out. I felt I was doing more of a disservice to the kids than anything, but it was the only way for me to stay sane.
great coworkers, good resources for teachers and students
A day at work involves coming and preparing food for the kids in school, cleaning up, serving food, and then cleaning dishes. I learned patience from how the food cooked to the kids in line. Management was ok, but you could tell they were not happy to be there. My co-workers were the same, but you met some great people working in the schools. The hardest part of my job was learning all the food safety drills, but once learned easily remembered. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing the kids in line with smiles on their faces.