Long hours, Tense school culture, Poor management
Teacher, Grade 1 (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – November 29, 2017
KIPP Austin Public Schools provides exceptional teacher training and on-going professional development. Teachers are highly qualified, driven and passionate. They have to be, because otherwise they would not be working for KIPP. KIPP is an extremely demanding work environment that requires long hours in and out of school. Teachers are monitored and evaluated on their lesson planning and delivery on a weekly basis, which serves to make them better educators and burnt out, emotionally frayed human beings. The culture was cliquish and competitive.
The curriculum is data-driven and students are very supported academically. They don't, however, have much time to play, relax, or express themselves.
High quality education, Excellent professional development
Stressful, Long hours, Poor management