HCM (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 23, 2016
Get used to flying by the seat of your pants. Lots of different scenarios and personalities to work with. But ultimately, an unbelievable and amazing professional growth experience that you will never forget.
The district provides you with an opportunity for advancement and professional growth. Encourage employees to provide a quality customer services to students, parents, officials, and district personnel. The district makes sure all employees and schools are follow safety procedures at all times.
Provides continual training to assist employees to succeed
I work with 21 kindergarten students whom are energetic and loving. I guess you could say that they keep me on my toes. But, I love working with students of all ages. I learn from the students on a daily basis as they learn from what I teach.
Great leadership, lives close to work and friendly environment
I enjoyed working with the children in need. I learned how to care for children in need of care and assistance Management was caring and observing. I enjoyed working with my employees the hardest part of my job was handeling troubled children but with love and care I was able to help them in any way shape and form. the most enjoyable part of this job was receiving the love from children
A typical day at work for me is planning, implementing and achieving goals on time or before. By that, I mean I like to complete my job duties in an orderly manner; have great working relationships with co-workers and management. The hardest part of the job is trying too hard to make sure I have done the best job I can do. The most enjoyable part of the job is being happy about what I do and the people I work with.
CONS: - Lack of organization from top down. - Lack of curriculum alignment design and implementation. - Heavily focused on test scores rather than other measurements that might actually lead to college success. - Inner City schools have a lot of turn over, specifically in Freshmen level departments. - Could be emotionally and intellectually draining. - Many students cannot read or write basic sentences. - Leadership and teachers can appear stressed out. - 90% of student do not do their homework.
PROS: - Lots of opportunity to take leadership in many areas related to the issues as stated above. - Fair pay when compared with what other districts pay teachers. - Lots of opportunities on how to be creative due to the general population's lack of respect for education.
A regular day consists of payroll and Aesop reports, assisting teachers and teacher substitutes, activity funds, general funds and Title I purchase requisitions and so much more. I believe the most important thing I have learned is that to make a school office function you need team work. Our office works together to accomplish the goal at hand and that is to provide a safe and secure learning environment to our students. Also, we work hard to have an open communication with our parents and community leaders. The most enjoyable part of my job is the friendships I have developed with both office staff and parent volunteers.
cafeteria supervisor (Former Employee) – 3700 ross avenue – February 17, 2016
a wonderful job but it ended to soon I want to retire from this company but management did not let me I learned management skills the hardest part of my job was not being able to hire my employees in the kitchen and the most enjoyable part of my job was my employees we were like family
Math and Science Teacher (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – March 7, 2016
I really enjoyed my time in Dallas. There are some great schools, and even greater people to work with in Dallas. I was able to really grow as a teacher because I had a principal that believed in keeping us in the loop.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – March 18, 2016
I was fortunate to work with very good administrators on the building level. One administrator make our job enjoyable and it made us want to work for her. It did not feel like a job because I ENJOYED MY WORK.
My typical day at work is to teach students Math, Science, Reading and Language Arts and Social Studies. I stand up the bulk of the time and I have to walk the students to lunch and to their special classes.
I have learned how to be patient and to manage my classroom well and to use my time wisely because you can get so busy that time will slip away.
All of my co-workers are not team players. They are only interested in teaching their students and they are not concerned about other children.
The hardest part of the job is classroom management. It doesn't matter how effective a teacher you are if you are not good at managing your class then you will not be able to teach effectively.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when I see that my students are learning and how they are using what I have taught them.
Art Teacher (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – December 16, 2015
Since the introduction of the TEI plan I do not feel that this is a place for me to have any career growth or advancement. My campus has no structure and I have experienced discrimination. There is a lack of professionalism, which affects school moral. Dallas ISD and my campus both are very inconsistent, and unprofessional.
Custodian (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – February 29, 2016
I met a lot of nice people that I consider life long friends. Management entrusted to me extra duties. They gave me keys to open and close the property. Sometime I would have to work alone, but the most rewarding was interacting with the children.
Teacher - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades Self-contained (Former Employee) – Arlington Park elementary – March 10, 2016
Love my job management was easy to let go instead of helping and improving ... really loved this job lots of changes. pros and cons with every job really enjoyed the students and coworkers learned from many