Maintenance Technician II (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 17, 2017
Great place to spend your day. Good work environment and has a tendency to be relaxed , but also it can move fast which can be stressful. Not the typical day you woold expect. Pay is decent for the type of work and possible critique you might endure. Overall the work is mindless and simple but sometimes you need 3 more of you to get the job done swiftly.
Beautiful, successful, educated people. Fun enviorment
Execute daily functions to minute detail including maintaining accuracy of academic records; grades, attendance, transcripts, student files, etc.
Registrar (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – December 4, 2017
Direct daily operations for the Office of the Registrar and maintain functions that were implemented with my previous position as the Building and Grounds Associate Approve & issue all official grade reports, transcripts, academic credits, transfer student audits, grade changes, and drop-add notifications
during the 18 years I worked there, some years were better than others
Teacher (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – November 2, 2017
I loved my job when we had a principal that supported teachers. That was not always the case. I loved my students and found many of them ill prepared, but interested in interesting content. The last few years were particularly difficult because my principal did not appreciate my innovation.
Highly stressful environment with frequent changes in staff and administrators
SPED Inclusion/Self Contained/ Resource Teacher (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – October 31, 2017
Good medical, dental, vision benefits although the rates for them kept increasing. Stressful environment where classroom/teaching responsibilities kept changing and increasing, sometimes from month to month or even week to week. Administrators often changed with very little notice to staff. Teachers were generally supportive of each other which helped ease the stress.
Supportive co-workers with sense of humor
Seemed to lack the structure/consistency that students needed
Media Assistant (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 7, 2017
IPS is a very stressful and fast paced place to work. Classified employees have no opportunities for advancement or pay increases. Work required is always over and above the job duties and description. Moral can be very low, working environment is non equitable. Burn out is a common occurrence.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 25, 2017
Can be a rewarding experience under the right leadership. Must be able to work with a myriad of personalities. Great opportunities for furthering your education and skills. Wonderful memories and experiences with the children and people I worked with and wish I had started there early in my career. Wonderful retirement benefits.
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 18, 2017
While a school day has a basic structure, no prediction would be appropriate. I learned that anything and everything could and would often happen. Wishfully, everyday would be productive for both students and teachers. However, management allowed a petty atmosphere to live and develop. Political games were priority as opposed to an educational setting.
All students received free breakfast and lunch, We also participated in Michelle Obama's fruit program.
Classroom sizes were 35 and up. There were not any classroom assistants.
Dean of Students (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 13, 2017
Working in an urban district, you never know what your day to day tasks will consist of. One must be flexible and be able to problem solve quickly. To work in IPS you must have a huge heart and be very open minded. The staff at my school is amazing and very dedicated.
Kindergarten Teacher (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 27, 2017
I managed my own Kindergarten classroom with 26 students. I was responsible for teaching my students to read and write. The most enjoyable part about teaching is being able to see your students take what you taught them and use it to benefit and further their education.
Poor atmosphere. Management has no control on student vandalism or violence within school. Not open to suggestions on how to improve atmosphere.
Custodian (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 1, 2017
I currently perform custodial duties such as sweeping,matting, mopping classrooms and hallways. Moving furniture to strip and wax floors. Daily general trash removal and cleaning. In addition, shipping and receiving supplies and other items.
Administration has little control over students, vandalism by students is common, verbal assaults on teachers and staff, physical attacks on students and adults.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 16, 2017
I find that the students pretty much get away with anything. From standing on top of a desk to dancing in the classroom, they all have cell phones and stay on them. Most are disrespectful, I feel sorry for the students that are thee to learn. No support from the principle or vice principle .