This is a good job for a parent looking for same days off as kids.
Lunch Aide/Food Service (Former Employee) – food service – April 20, 2016
Generally, for a parent looking for a part time job that offers the same days off as their children in the school system, this is a reasonable job. The culture of under staffed, overworked, high responsibility work is challenging. Yet, it's a chance to learn more about the school system.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 14, 2016
Board of Education is a good place to work. Substitute teacher position was a good place to work if you have a family. The hours are good and you get to have summers off with your children if you plan to have a family.
Teaching at the Pittsburgh Public Schools has been my bliss.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 15, 2015
As a first grade teacher, a typical workday included instructing students in the basic skills for reading math, social studies and science. I learned that the most important way to teach students is to make sure that they are totally engaged at all times. I also learned that the children are the most important consideration. Any decisions made should only be considered in the context of what is best for the children, no matter what colleagues think. Overcoming what colleagues think is probably the most difficult aspect of the job because while ideologies may differ, colleagues are always an invaluable resource. My current co-workers are fun to work with as well as particularly bright and innovating. Do we butt heads sometimes? Yes and that's when we have met and conquered our most difficult challenges. The proof of that is in our collective results. We have been a star school for the past two years. Consequentially, we have been designated as a Distinguished Star School - one of only ten in the entire state. That can only happen with a collaborative staff, a great leader, and an ideal working environment. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting the challenge of growing students academically and seeing positive results. These results are affirming and show me that I am on the right track and that all of the hard work has been worth it.
a feeling of empowerment, great co-workers, great healthcare and fantastic salary
too many people at the top trying to run the show, not enough money or support for principals and their site based budgets
Secondary Math Teacher Grades (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 30, 2014
Educated students in the fields of General Math, Algebra, and Geometry; Daily - Managed, Mentored, Supported, Guided, Advised, and Encouraged approximately 100 pre-teen and teenage students; Daily - Collected, Analyzed, and Evaluated data to Assign appropriate grades; Interacted frequently with public; Collaborated with other teachers to Designed and Developed interdisciplinary units; Served on various curriculum/textbook selection committees; Piloted several different math curriculums for the Pittsburgh School District
Assistant Teacher (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – August 10, 2014
Very Productive workplace filled with caring and professional teachers who's constant strive, is the success of students in all aspects of life. We have a vas amount of materials to ensure that each student has access to whatever is needed to make their educational experience fun and productive.
easy access to whatever educational materials needed for student sucess.
Great people and just an overall great environment.
Substitute Light Cleaner (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 4, 2014
I loved this company and the people I worked for. Everyone lent a helping hand at all times and I never felt left out. We all worked together while having fun doing it. The job security was great and the pay was above average. A lot of room for advancements as well.
Thankfully a former PPS math teacher (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh – May 23, 2013
This district is horrible. On site admin understaffed while the central office admin is completely incompetent. The expectation is for teachers to allow any and all behaviors to occur in the classroom with no consequence for the students. This is because the admin is negatively affected by higher suspension rates. Students are savvy enough to know this and act accordingly. As a teacher and parent, the only reason I have not purchased a house in the city is because of the schools. It's truly a disaster,and I suspect the district won't exist in the next 6-10years. Students will go to charter schools or neighboring districts with Pgh residents' tax money following the students.