One of the most remarkable aspects of working at Toledo Public Schools is the constant effort to improve and make changes as needed in order to give students the best education as possible. This is done through professional development that the is offered on a regular basis in which there is follow-up to check if new implementations are working. Cluster meetings are also a plus as teacher discuss how they can teach students across the curriculum and make decide how to work with individual students if necessary. The commitment of the teaching staff is incredible as they are always willing to give it one more try even when it seems the odds are stacked up.
Specialist work together in an effort to make sure students are in the best position to learn.
Teach students according to regular teacher lesson's plans. Manage classroom, learned how to deal with all types of students, the hardest part of the job was getting the students to listen to a sub, the most enjoyable part of the job was being able to go to different schools regularly.
I was a substitute teacher so neither management nor the teachers union backed me or gave me support. The kids were likable but usually had personal problems. As a sub I taught what was left to me by the main teacher.
Toledo Public Schools’ mission is to produce competitive college and career ready graduates through a rigorous curriculum across all grade levels by implementing Ohio’s New Learning Standards with fidelity.Toledo Public Schools strives to be an ‘A-rated’ school district whose graduates are college and career ready.
You have to initiate yourself as a long-term sub. If you are not willing to seek out help you. There is a lot I did not know and sometimes it was difficult to find people who had the time to help you. Other teachers were busy as well so you had to find a helpful face among the many to assist you. I had to learn a lot of technology that was relevant for the job.
It has been a blessing to work at TPS! I have advanced my technological skills in the teaching and learning environment. Specifically, I have created content specific virtual classrooms for my students to facilitate the teaching and learning process while differentiating so that students could work to there abilities.
In the past was a good place to work. With now administration in place lack of respect of employees system has gone done hill.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Toledo, OH – November 14, 2016
TPS has become a place where you now lack job security. Administration cares only for itself. Only good things is weekends and holidays off. System needs to be revamped Entirely new administration put in place. One who cares about their employees, and better pay for all!
weekends and holidays off
back biting, disrespect for employees, cheating employees regarding pay, has become a corrupt system
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Toledo, OH – November 7, 2016
Although my current administrative seems to have no idea what is really going on and they like to scare their staff, I love going to work to see my students. Connecting with them and teaching them something new is very rewarding. The pay however is not, I must say that the pay is very underappreciated for my position.
Working with the Toledo Public Schools was by far the best experience I had in the job market
School Community Partner (Former Employee) – Toledo, OH – August 24, 2016
My experience as a advocate, school community partner and President of the Parent Teacher Organization was very self rewarding. As a school community partner I was responsible for connecting the community, teachers, parents and students to form a network that promoted parent involvement and community participation. Soon elected to PTO, president I quickly gain the support of the teachers, staff, students and parents for without that support, fundraising thousands of dollars over a period of three years would have been impossible.
teamwork and leadership skills was the greatest asset
I have been with tps for five years. I have learned so much. I love working with children and staff. they allow you to grow and move up. education is always an optiom t o further your career and goals.
Substitute Bus Driver (Current Employee) – 6500 Hill Ave Toledo, OH 43615 – June 14, 2016
TPS has a very hectic work schedule, As a Sub, you never know what route you will be driving from day to day. My co-workers are willing to jump in and give advice and directions at a moments notice. The hardest part of the Job is Navigating the City, going down streets that I've past, but never had to actually traverse.
My Co-Workers, are always willing to help and advise.
Being a Bus Driver, you have a big break between taking the children to school, and picking them up.
Para-Professional (Current Employee) – Toledo, OH – May 31, 2016
I've been working for Toledo Public Schools for the past 18 years and 9 months. I have been working with Mentally/Physically challenged students. This particular position requires lifting, changing diapers, receiveing abuse from some students which are behaviorally challenged. At this time in my life, it is my desire to pursue forward in the field of my degree which is Business Mgt.
Being able to share love with the students.
To repetitive. Our daily schedule rarely shifts. It 's very mendacious