Good People, Unrealistic Expectations
Elementary Teacher (Current Employee) – Winchester, VA – January 3, 2018
The instructional department needs to reduce unnecessary tests and responsibilities for teachers so that they can focus on delivering quality instruction. There are far too many tests required by the state and county. This considerably cuts into instructional time. Unfortunately, to refuse to give these tests is not an option because it is the principals who end up paying for such moral stands (due to the pressure put on them from supervisors). In my experience, however, the staff are wonderful and dedicated professionals at the school level. It's disappointing to express such disillusionment because the superintendent is also one of the most hard-working, dedicated, and kind individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting. This isn't something that I experienced at my previous school district years ago.