Typical day was that of a regular camp. Camp counselors supervised kids. I learned leadership from management. The culture was fun and loving. Both employees and children alike were a joy to be around. The hardest part of the job was the ninety degree weather in South Florida during mid July. The most enjoyable aspect of working camp was participating in some the the activities.
$45,000 salary after 17 years with the district is an insulting salary
Teacher (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – November 17, 2017
You will not be able to pay your basic bills, let alone pay off loans, buy house, car, etc. 3% will go to the state for your retirement as well. Healthcare Insurance is the most expensive in the nation.
You avoid Miami traffic
Overworked and underpaid. Very stressful job. Not worth it.
Teacher, Administrator and Consultant (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – November 7, 2017
A typical day as an educator is not very typical! As a classroom teacher (12 years) each day was a new one. When dealing with elementary school students you are the teacher, nurse, parent and counselor. At the same time, it was one of the most rewarding times in my career.
Administration lent itself to a whole new set of challenges. Again, each day was a different one. Supervising teachers and putting out fires with parents was daily. Dealing with the day to day operations in a school requires flexibility and the ability to multitask as well as delegate.
Witnessing the growth of children's minds is beyond rewarding!
Being an educator is one of the most important jobs that an individual may hold in life. Learning is important and educators are some of the first encounters that our youth face in their path to learning
Community Liaison Specialist, Project UPSTART (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – November 5, 2017
A great opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of students in Miami. Unfortunately, until the staff is able to evolve, the chance to perform greatness dwindles. I have hope that with the right innovative team, this will be the the best place to be.
Team spirit filled environment with a characteristic jovial personnel. A one for all and all for one entourage and cheerful management. An environment of diversity and solidarity and a people of tact, ambition and business motivated evolutionists. court yard games and socializing milieu. work, fun, rest, family in a round Robin fashion.
Employees have been switched to new management without notice. Dealing with new management is hardest part of job. Most enjoyable part is immediate coworkers. The culture is not what I would describe as desirable.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – October 23, 2017
Great School system to work for. Lots of diversity in teaching experiences, student choices and professional growth. You don't appreciate the diversity of education for students and work environment for educators that is a big plus for Miami Dade, until you work in a backwards place like Georgia.
The executive staff are highly educated and interested in the organizational performance of the school district. The school district has undergone a management transformation over the past several years.
High School Math Teacher (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – October 13, 2017
Great place to work with great coworkers. Majority of the work force enjoys working with students and making a difference in their lives. As a teacher the work load is not light but what career doesn’t have a big workload. I do not work in a charter school...
Counselor (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – October 13, 2017
I love doing different things the world is advancing It wasn't challenging enough Lack of work environment Horrible Pay for the job performed But it was fun and something new used it as a personal experience