A typical day would be sending out a request for equipment quote from an annually approved list of vendors. Created a spreadsheet to track all request for quotes regarding time fulfillment, pricing, and ensuring quotes were to specifications. Presented spreadsheet and qualifying and non-qualifying quotes to my supervisor. Dealt with Bond Fund expenditures, i.e. what was appropriate to purchase using bond funds, the time constriction involved in purchasing and receiving equipment secured with these funds. Purchased supplies as needed for our department. Routed calls.
I enjoyed the established guidelines and procedures.
I was a substitute teacher. I loved the job and would still be there except that you could be falsely accused of anything by either teachers and students. I was accused 3 times (by whom I have no idea) and found innocent of any wrong doing in any of the 3 accusations; but was fired any way.
I considered going to another ISD, but decided it was not worth the risk of losing my savings and/or home proving I was innocent if one accusation ever went to court.
The teacher salaries are not comparable to the rest of the districts. AISD does not compensate you based on what you do. Don't expect to get paid what you are worth. Difficult to move upward in the district without knowing the right people. Upward movement is not about how hard your work or the quality of your work...it is who you know.
Good campus culture at some schools
Compensation, support for upward movement in the district
Reading Specialist (Former Employee) – Atlington – November 24, 2017
Arlington is a district that is in the process of bringing innovative instruction and a multitude of opportunities to their students. Teachers are supported with stellar staff development and opportunities for growth. Peers are helpful, friendly, and work together for their students. Teacher professional developme is offered, sometimes required for all subjects. Management is trained and supported my monthly meetings. Multi pal opportunities for strident so to prepare for their next steps, college or job opportunities.
Competitive wages, supportive staff
Long hours, stressful testing state mandated testing.
Teacher assistant in the special education (Current Employee) – lamar high school – September 25, 2017
I work with sped students, They are from 13-22 in years old. wheelchair bound. Hand over hand teaching. feeding and changing diapers.to working with students that are able to do what is asked of them to do but just needs help .
Educator/Teacher (Former Employee) – Arlington, TX – August 11, 2017
There are a few good schools in Arlington, but if you value respect, then do your homework and stay away from "Title 1", inner-city kinds of schools. The children can be exceedingly challenging, and there is only so much that administrators can do to support you.
For more information about each school, go to greatschools.org and schooldigger.com.
Ultimately, for many reasons, I cannot endorse AIS as a good place for teachers. However, there are many great teachers there!
What can I say? If you're looking to figure out, whether or not, teaching is going to be a right fit for you, then become a substitute teacher. The pay is definitely a set back but the skills you'll learn and the network that you will build is invaluable.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Arlington, TX – July 20, 2017
Working as a teacher is a challenge not only for the variety of personalities with students but the uncertainty of job security, let alone placement. The understandable differences in personality are things within an employee's realm of control. Whether you are able to stay at a campus and "put down roots" is not. The ability to stay at a campus is dependant on the student population. If the proper number of students is not met, a teacher may be "surplus" to another campus.
I really enjoyed working with Arlington ISD. The organization of the district was great. The people that work within the school wee always helpful and polite. I really enjoyed the time worked at this job.