No raise in 3 years, over 40 hours per week, dictated schedule down to when you could relieve yourself
Cons: Mismanaged chaos, low pay, no flexibility, lack of respect to staff especially those with higher and advanced degrees, demands that required 12+ hour days consistently year round, no vacation time, punishment if you take sick time (ie you are written up for being insubordinate)
After leaving Arizona's largest online school for promises of promotions, stability, and a caring work environment, within 90 days, the truth surfaced. The "Director" is actually an elementary school student advisor who failed on a previous occasion to lead, so, rather than keep her in a non leadership role, K12 allowed her to start Insight Academy of Arizona. The school never grew, staff turnover was incredibly high, and promises of raises constantly loomed overhead but never came true. The assistant principal, if you want to call her that, is a math teacher, and the new Support Specialist is a PE teacher. It's a terrible environment when years of experience, advanced degrees, and work ethic are rewarded with demands that wouldn't be placed on you in a B&M environment. The laptops track every move you make, but the information is always incorrect, and you must adhere to a schedule dictated down to the time you're able to go to the restroom. K12 preys on stay at home mothers who want to take care of their children, but once you are on staff, you are asked to make certain your job comes first and that you hire a nanny or put your child in daycare. In addition, ideas about innovation, student centered learning dynamics, and support services aimed at helping children find success will only get you written up for being insubordinate to the current mindset. Unless the administrative team is removed from this school, there will be no more ISAZ. In 3 years, this school has not grown, and in the last semester 15 different people quit. However, no changes were made and no changes seem to be in the works. Do yourself a favor and look into any other remote education opportunity. This one will suck the love of teaching out of you and leave you looking to work anywhere but in a classroom.