Comment – April 16, 2015
This district is horrible to their employees. I graduated at the top of my class in Michigan and came highly recommended when hired by CMCSS. Within 3 years, my passion for teaching was destroyed by a heartless principal and cold administration. EDI was rammed down our throats, and discovery based learning was thrown out the window. When I tried to implement successful teaching strategies, such as Literature Circles, my principal (who had no idea what a literature circle was) told me that I was lazy and didn't know how to teach. All I heard was how CMCSS was a "data driven district," and yet there was NO data to support the outdated rote learning exercises that I was forced to subject my students to. I was selected, by the district, as the Green Apple and received a standing ovation for the speech I gave. The Director came to my table and shook my hand, telling me what an asset I was to the district and how much he appreciated my service. Five days later, he signed off on my principal's request to not renew my contract. When I emailed him in disbelief, he did not reply. The teacher's union told me that I would still get my professional license, but that was not true. The principal determines if she feels you are worthy or not, and the state does not question it. Don't come here. They will destroy everything you love about your profession. I was offered two teaching positions in different counties when the school year ended, but after enduring a 3 year nightmare, I left the profession I loved.