Good but small district with a great deal of middle management
Full Time Speech-Language Pathologist (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – March 20, 2018
MISD is a good school district and staff generally worked hard to serve students. There are multiple levels of management in the special education department that prohibit you from having much control over your own caseload, but is excellent for a begining clinician. They do generally respect personal boundaries and the work/life balance was better than other school districts I have worked in.
Teacher - Spanish I, Pre (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – February 22, 2018
The major portion of my background comes from my 24 years spent in public education. Although I really enjoyed teaching and loved the kids, it slowly became apparent to me over the last several years of my career that the focus of public education had shifted and that the individual education and growth of each student was no longer the primary objective. Thus I set my sights on a new path--one that would permit the use of my extensive skill-set and also allow me the opportunity to help others in a tangible way.
Awesome staff, professional working relationships. Very rewarding working with high school students.
House Secretary/Attendance Clerk (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – June 18, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed my 12 years employment at Mckinney North High School in one of the highest rated districts in Texas. The professional experience and relationships I attained is immeasurable. I will vey much miss working for MISD.
Great working atmosphere. Love the opportunity to work with teachers, administration, parents and students. Very rewarding
Educator (Current Employee) – McKinney, TX – April 12, 2017
Teaching, working, and managing a computer lab for 120 students daily. Helpful and supportive coworkers and terrific administrators. Workplace culture provides me fairly wide latitude to work independently with minimum oversight. The best part of my job is watching students grow and learn both academically and as citizens.
Teacher (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – March 10, 2017
I was fortunate enough to work with highly motivated colleagues, and a very supportive principal. She encouraged us to attend staff developments, and conferences. We also had a program where we could earn new technology for our classrooms. We had state of the art technology to use with our students.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Texas – December 2, 2016
The MISD schools and staff are great to work with. The central office sometimes calls last minute so it is important to be prepared. Once you start working with certain schools you no longer have to go through the central office to be scheduled.
Teacher (Current Employee) – McKinney, TX – May 6, 2016
Teaching is a wonderful and difficult job. If it was just being in the classroom with kids, it would be the best. Campus, district, state and federal requirements make it too difficult, and you can't focus on the needs of the students you teach.
Coach/Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – McKinney Boyd High School – July 21, 2015
Each day I took a student with severe muscular dystrophy to each of his classes and got him set up to where he could learn in a public classroom. I would then go to another classroom with multiple special education students (science, math, etc.) and help them associate and learn in a public classroom setting.
School Nurse (Current Employee) – McKinney, TX – January 31, 2015
The most enjoyable part of this job is working with great people providing an extremely important service to people who appreciate the effort. There is a great balance of professionalism and personal caring.
I would arrive at 7:00 a.m. to prepare the final touches for the day. I always stayed late on Fridays to prepare everything for the following week. Each day I taught reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. The children would leave at 3:00. I would always stay and fill out any paper work I needed to fill out or collect materials for the following day. During the school year we were required to have 50 hours of training. I have been trained in many areas. I loved the people I worked with. They were always willing to help and answer questions. The hardest part of my job was getting everything taught in one day. The most enjoyable part of my job was taking a child that didn't know letters, sounds, or even how to hold a book and have them reading by the end of the year. Greatest feeling in the world!!
Teacher (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – March 20, 2014
•Coordinated schedules of the Justice of the Peace Courts for three prosecutors. •Maintained, researched, and determined whether cases from arresting agencies were misdemeanors or felonies. •Designed and managed the counseling letter file system for assaults and harassment. •Reviewed, secured, and tracked all evidence and videotapes for the department. •Prepared and provided blank videotapes for arresting agencies. •Independently appeared correspondence and monthly reports for supervisors. •Served as receptionist for four months receiving and screening visitors and phone calls
MISD has given me the opportunity to learn purchasing, accounting and security roles in the work place. I have been given the opportunity to interact with the public in various roles and the faith that I can handle any situation that arrises. The work day starts low key and gets busy quickly, There are rush situations and each situation is different. Management allows me to come to them with an open door policy and I know that there is no problem that cannot be fixed. The best part of my years with the district has been the ability to be a part of my child's edication and activities while growing up.