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CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT Employer Reviews

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Intervention Specialist (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHAugust 18, 2014
Pros: free lunch, healthcare, good pay
Cons: overworked
A typical day at work is teaching K-4th grade special education students. The hardest part of the job is teaching 4 grade levels using 4 textbooks without a teacher's assistant. I was assaulted by a student. A student was referred to the office for poking another student, he was immediately sent back to my classroom. EMIS was called 4 times this school – more... year! A few teachers had nervous breakdowns at school because of the stress. The most enjoyable : Most of the co-workers are very professional; students are held to high academic standards. – less
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Wonderful place to work if you like working around students.
Secretary (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHAugust 15, 2014
A typical day at work starts off with greeting the staff as the entered the building. Also, answering the phone and taking messages for the staff and occasional messages for the students. Next on the agenda was inputting student attendance and staff attendance for the day. Afterwards I might distribute supplies to the staff and replenish the storeroom – more... if necessary. If the Administrator needed something copied for distribution to the staff I would do that as well. Since we only had a Nurse part-time I was responsible for giving students their medication if they had to take it during school hours. Enrolling, transferring and withdrawing students were a part of the job of being a School Secretary. However, the best part of my job allowed me to interact with students on a daily basis which I really enjoyed. I guess the hardest part of my job was the day I retired, because it took me from the presence of my school family on a daily basis. Nonetheless, I volunteer to continue to work with Girl's Together a group that I started during my lunch break empowering young girls to make better choices in life. – less
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Dedicated food service worker.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHJuly 20, 2014
Pros: feeding the kids twice a day. and giving a snack when needed.
Cons: days off.
Love the job and the people I work with and enjoy my summer breaks. I enjoy making decision about what needs to be done and training need employees.
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Loved working with kids
Educational Assistant (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHApril 14, 2014
I loved my lead teacher I learned a lot from her and the school environment was great to me and my family.
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On site lunch room
Payroll Clerk (Former Employee), 1111 Superior Ave E. Suite 1800 Cleveland, OhioJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: on site lunches
fast paced, pleasant environment. Well organized staff, knowledgeable and experienced
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Working with diverse groups
Educational aides (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHDecember 3, 2013
Pros: love for people, my tasks, always trying to be profient in all
Cons: challenges, very little parental interact, seeing students in condition beyond my control, having people whom only thought a paycheck.
Using diplomacy with diverse groups of people while working for this Cleveland Metropolitan School District, has given me a great deal of experience and know how. It was a privilege to impart dignity to the students and support to the administration in the order to make their job run smoother. I monitor and documented students activities assisted teachers – more... with educational curriculums such as; math, english, science and social studies, computer skills and etc... The staff I worked with, we worked together as a team in the best interest of the student. We viewed them as our means of support because we believed that without them we would be without a job in that field. We also worked to make sure that NO child would be left behind. and hardest of the job was finding ways to teach students that had been expose to thing for beyond their year but the challenge as time went on built insight and the more insight I gain the more enjoyable my job experience became. – less
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Great place to work
Junior Secretary (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHNovember 4, 2013
Loved going to work here. It was always something new and interesting going on.
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rewarding career
Teacher and Tutor (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHSeptember 17, 2013
Pros: working with students
Cons: working with changes in required forms
I worked in various buildings during my career. I taught all levels and grades in academic subjects, was a vocational consultant, and also an intervention specialist. I enjoyed working in different buildings and grade levels. I knew which teachers were more willing to work with my students for better placement and worked with the guidance counselors – more... to have them in these classes to ensure a positive experience and outcome. The most difficult aspect was in dealing with personnel and staff who did not want special education students in their classes. The most enjoyable was helping a student graduate or attain a job and also successful referrals to post high school agencies for further services. – less
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Substitute Paraprofessional, seeking full-time employment
Sub-Paraprofessional - Teacher Assistant (Former Employee), Cleveland, OhioAugust 8, 2013
Pros: easy day, special needs students don't talk back or swear. i feel appreciated
Cons: lifting, bathroom breaks
A typical day for the last assignment held would be greeting students at door upon arrival, assisted wheel chair student off buses, helping with coats, directing to breakfast and assisting with meal. Worked with an excellent team of co-workers this last school year.
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Productive day working with students with disabilities
Cross Categorical Special Education Teacher (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHJuly 25, 2013
Pros: enjoy working with students and parents
Cons: very stressful work environment, lack of cohesivenness
There are no typical working days. Plan and implement innovative lesson plans in all subject areas. Hardest part of the job is the lack of administrative support. Most enjoyable part is working with the students and seeing them fluorish.
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High-stress environment
Psychologist (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHJuly 12, 2013
Pros: good benefits, pleasure of helping at-risk kids.
Cons: extremely high stress working environment.
CMSD is a high-stress environment in which there are multiple conflicting requirements, and which requires massive amounts of after hours work.
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Productive workplace
Security Officer (Current Employee), Cleveland, ohioJune 29, 2013
has been a very fun and productive experience for me. I've learned a lot about different people and myself as well.
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As a substitute teacher I bounced around from building to building to learning the culture was diffucult
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHMay 1, 2013
A typical day at work was to maintain classroom and execute what teach has left for students to do. Again I have learned patience with students. I could not learn much about management because every building was different. Co-workers will help you if needed. Hardest part of the job was walking into a different environment every day. The most enjoyable – more... part of my work experience was learning how different students across the greater Cleveland area – less
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Education has its pros and cons
Planning Center Instructional Assistant (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHApril 22, 2013
CMSD can be a challenging place to work. The good things are the opportunity to work with children and help them in their education. The cons include poor job security and some of the hassle that comes with working for a union.
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Focus is on providing students, teachers, and community quality service.
Transformation Project Manager (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHMarch 6, 2013
Pros: flexible management
Cons: no pay raises
Personal growth depends on the individual's ambition and willingness to work in a beaurocratic environment.
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A challenging environment that provides enjoyable rewards for successful intervention.
Linkage Coordinator (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHFebruary 22, 2013
Pros: benefits, breaks, vacation
Cons: funding issues
A typical day in a CMSD school often times is not typical. You can look forward to a fast paced interesting environment on a daily basis. What you will discover is that our students face many obstacles that can impede their academic growth more often than any student deserve; but you will learn that they are strong and have a latent perserverance that – more... is quite impressive. I believe leadership has to change to really impact the students in a more positive manner. The district's workers are degreed professionals with verying levels of passion, and this is unfortunate. The hardest part of the job is increasing parent involvement and participating in an operational model that isn't appropriate for our demographic. At the end of the day, it is very enjoyable when you have the opportunity to see a student be successful. – less
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students were great, staff was great, management unprofessional
Substitute Secretary (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHFebruary 20, 2013
Pros: students
Cons: management
A lot of interaction with students, staff and parents. I learned how to encourage the kids to reach high and to teach the parents to be patient with the staff. The hardest part of the job was watching the children not be motivate to learn. I enjoyed going beyond my job description when I was need to go outside of the building to pick up bus tickets – more... and take parents to meetings and other activities, also, working with seniors with fund raising.. – less
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Teaching various grades (daily)
Substitute Teacher, and Long Term (Former Employee), greater Cleveland areaFebruary 3, 2013
Pros: flexible schedules
Cons: not knowing students
Teaching at a new school each day, hoping the teacher left clear, lesson plans so the day would flow smoothly. Some students were focused, others were not because they had a sub.
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Extremely satisfying work
Instructional Assistant (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHJanuary 16, 2013
Pros: off during summer and most holidays
Cons: frequent movement to different classrooms and/or school buildings
Currently, I work in a Special Education classroom with Austic preschoolers. I have learned more patience working with the students as well as with coworkers.
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Teach children from grades K-12
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHJanuary 2, 2013
Pros: the time off given
Cons: sometimes i may not get called in for work for the day and i don't get paid if i do not work
I teach lessons that are assigned by the teachers. I learn that children have different learning styles. I have to make sure that students are in a safe learning environment and promote both safety and learning for students. My co-workers are mainly other teachers in the building, along with the principal and office staff. The hardest part of the job – more... is making sure that all students are attentive and are learning. The most enjoyable about the job is that I love helping students learn and to make good choices. – less