There was absolutely no opportunity for growth. The district prides itself on being a district of excellence but it is all at the expense of the amazing and hardworking classroom teachers who go on with very little support. Your efforts as a professional are never valued except in observations (effective teachers don't need the yearly approval of someone who knows nothing about day-to-day classroom operations; the data demonstrates their effectiveness and they know they are effective because of the collaborative relationships they build with parents and students).
A typical day at work: You arrive to work extremely early and leave extremely late, mainly to fill out forms and do work that you never have time to do during the day.
What I learned: To value myself and recognize the difference I make because administration was not going to tell me.
Management: Works you to death, takes no part in supporting you, promotes outsiders instead of the creating teacher leaders that already know the students, parents, and community.
Co-workers: Were simply amazing!
Hardest part of the job: Lack of administrative support.
Most enjoyable part of the job: The students.
Students and colleagues
Low pay and very high expectations with no support