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Arlington ISD Employer Reviews

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Independent work, multifaceted expectations
Teacher (Current Employee), Sam Houston High SchoolDecember 11, 2013
Pros: 3 month vacation, 40 minute lunch, flexible job structure
As a public school teacher, I typically deal with behavior issue on a regular basis. There is always work to keep me busy, whether I'm grading papers, creating new assignments, analyzing student performance data, creating interventions for student performance data, attending professional developments, etc.; productivity is never an issue. I've leaned – more... that the job of a teacher is often undervalued by those who aren't aware of our duties responsibilities, as we are constantly on an uphill battle as we push towards student success. Of the few obstacle I've faced as a teacher, one that always makes me squeamish is when I have a formal observation. Student behavior is very unpredictable, so a well-planned lesson can go really good or really bad depending on the mood of the students. Some flaws are often overlooked, as some who evaluate show mercy because they comprehend the struggles teachers face. It can be very tough when under that pressure, but that is not the hardest part of my job. In fact, the hardest part of my job, thus far has been dealing with other adults. As I learned in college, being a teacher almost forces you to be innovative on a consistent basis. Many teacher that have been teaching for years are complacent and shy away from trying new things. The hardest part of my job is the unwillingness of teachers to "go there" with me. I feel that some of the ideas I share with my peers do get acknowledged because of other teachers' fear of how well the idea will work and because of their pride in what they already do. On the other hand, I do enjoy using my ideas and other shared ideas to benefit the students who are in my classes. At the end of the school year, after all the grading and other miscellaneous pandimonium is over, I LOVE the 3 month vacation I get over the summer. – less
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Wonderful Staff and Management
Teacher Assistant - Special Needs (Current Employee), Arlington, TXNovember 5, 2013
Pros: free lunches on most holidays
Cons: short breaks
Focused and great place to work. Team work managing and teaching students from a multi-cultural backgrounds.
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A few things can be learned/acquired while working here
Food Service Specialist (Current Employee), Arlington, TXAugust 26, 2013
Pros: some benefits and bonus pay incentives
Cons: environment can be more diverse
Sort of repetitive work. I look forward to serving the children. Management is ok yet sometimes can be a not so professional at times. Once I got to know mgt., I learned what to say/not to say at times regarding anything personal. Mostly Hispanic environment; that can be challenging at times but I roll with it and when I leave work it stays there...
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Great Job for people aspiring to work in the education field.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Arlington, TXAugust 7, 2013
Pros: job security
Cons: no benifits
There is no typical day at work, everyday will be different. The thing I learned very quickly was that children will not respect you if you don't demand respect. The hardest part of the job is being patient with the teenage child who's sole intention is to be disrespectful and get dismissed from class. The most enjoyable part of the job is multiple – more... children telling you they hope you get to be there substitute teacher again. – less
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My experience with AISD
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee), Arlington, TXAugust 1, 2013
Pros: strong family structure within faculty
Cons: the pay is very low for tas
A typical day at AISD was very enjoyable and rewarding! I learned how to teach children everything from the ABCs to conflict resolution. The principle at the school was very involved and genuinely cared about her teachers and students! My co-workers were the same! The hardest part of the job was the unruly children. But even with those children, the – more... hardest part was leaving them at the end of the school year! The most enjoyable part was seeing the things you teach a child grow and flourish! – less
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School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Arlington, TXJuly 16, 2013
GREAT JOB WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK TO THIS JOB IF I NEEDED TO..THEY WORK WITH U AND THEY HAVE THEIR EMPLOYEES BACKS..
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Good district with caring employees
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee), Arlington, TXJuly 11, 2013
Working with special needs students is very challenging, but rewarding at the same time
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A good place to work because everyone worked together.
Custodian (Former Employee), Arlington, TexasOctober 16, 2012
Pros: noone riding you or looking over your shoulder.you did not have to be in a rush.
Cons: putting up with the disrespect from the students.
A very good place to work if you were in it for the long haul. Good benefits and good people to work for and with.
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Most people worked well together.
4th & 5th grade teacher (Former Employee), Arlington, TXAugust 29, 2012
Educating students was a priority. Most people worked well together.
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Rewarding job with excellent benefits and good training opportunities
Elem Music Teacher /Campus Tech Trainer/Liaison (Former Employee), Arlington, TXJuly 12, 2012
Working in AISD was the most rewarding job I have ever had. The 22 years I spent with the same company speaks for itself! I had many opportunities to increase my knowledge and skills and tried to take advantage of every opportunity that I could.
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New and exciting day by day
Substitute teacher/longterm substitute (Current Employee), Arlington, TXMay 15, 2012
Pros: an off period to take a break, get extra work completed.
Cons: short lunches
I arrive at work about 30 minutes early to get things ready for class. The students come in at 8:45 and my day really begins. We have upsa and downs as to be expected at a junior high. At 4:00 I wrap things up and head home. Working with children you learn patience and understanding. You also realize that you must take charge to keep the day going. – more... A good working relationship with others helps when you need support or have questions. The hardest part of my day is keeping the attention of the kids while keeping them on task. I enjoy interacting with them and being not only a teacher but a mentor. – less