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Growth Opportunity
Former Office Manager (Current Employee), ClevelandSeptember 4, 2014
I CAN SCHOOLS has taught me that there is potential to grow and will support your strengths and help improve your weakness, I am proud to work for such a great company.
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A different approach, same educational goals
Teacher (Current Employee), Cleveland, OhioJuly 17, 2014
Pros: free breakfast/lunch, free transportation, college prep curriculum
Cons: late spring break, short summer break
In my opinion, I CAN SCHOOLS is the savior for urban education. From the structure in the classrooms to the orderly lines required in the hallways, students are engaging in a very disciplined style of learning where the focal point is always student improvement. The driving force behind any implementation is student success and that is what I love about – more... this organization. My personal favorite take away, are the efforts to instill the importance of going to college to students from the elementary grade level on up to high school and even more importantly, letting them know that it is possible. I’m sure that there are other public/charter schools in the area who share the common interest of bridging the achievement gap; however the commitment and dedication provided to scholars at I CAN SCHOOLS is unmatched. I’ll be the first to admit that some days are longer than others and I might not always agree with everything that takes place, but it makes it all worth it when you see the increase in test scores, attendance, and the overall willingness to learn. For me, that is the greatest reward. – less
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Horrible place to work......
Teacher (Former Employee), Cleveland, OhFebruary 5, 2014
Pros: nothing....
Cons: short breaks
This has to be the most unorganized organization in the city of Cleveland when it comes to charter schools. HR is constantly lossing teacher paperwork such as BCI & FBI background checks, teacher licenses & certificate, transcripts etc. In addition, there are many teachers, deans & principles who work here that have no ideal what they are doing, most – more... of which are not even qualified to work in a school. The leadership team is a joke with no real structure. The expectations of the teaching staff is unreasonable and unrealistic for $28,000 or $30,000 a year, even if you are just a first year teacher. Both Co-Founders party with staff members in such away I feel is unacceptable and degrading to their organization. If you accept any position with this organization more than likely you will quit, if you are not fired first by their horrible leadership team. Overall your productivity will be down due to the lack of support from the upper management & the stressful poor working environment in the schools. I don't think this organization will be able to sustain overtime. – less
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Volunteer (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHOctober 9, 2013
I rather work a job i love making less than to work a job i hate making more.
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Depending on supervisor very exciting job
Admissions & Community Outreach Coordinator (Current Employee), Canton, OHMay 23, 2013
Pros: hours, environment
Cons: short breaks, micromanagment (by certain supervisors), too many hands in the basket
Depending on who your supervisor is, I CAN SCHOOLS is a great place to work. The supervisor I had constantly made everyone in the department feel that there job wasn't guaranteed at any given moment. Micro-managed for about 85% of the day and no real flexibility. Impromptu tasks even after work hours made this job a hassle
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Great concept for urban education
Co-Director / Dean of Student Life and Management (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHJanuary 15, 2013
Pros: great scholars
Cons: some staff moral unstable
The most enjoyable thing about working for ICAN Schools is that there are multiple systems in place to support scholars towards academic greatness.

February 20, 2013

I was a teacher at UCP... Awful place to work, I'm still in shock two years later. They over enrolled, made you create curriculum from scratch (and revise it over and over), hardly any planning unless you show up early, wickedly rude co-directors towards staff, condescending founders, and I was the art program for my class (no art teacher). The staff turnover for teachers was 100% from the onset of summer training (in which you begin around mid-July and go until the school year begins). Now they're saying you don't even need a teaching license to work there. This is probably because they burned through all of the certified candidates who needed a job. There is one excellent charter school network in NE Ohio, but the I Can network is definitely not it. Not even close.