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Tulsa Public Schools Employer Reviews

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Don't work there
Art Teacher (Current Employee), Tulsa, OKJuly 23, 2014
Cons: no art supplies
Lots of workplace mobbing 60 students per class no planning time they even had 2 contracts one they showed me and the other I never saw till I came across it in my folder for way less money.
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Challenging but extremely rewarding!
1St Grade Classroom Teacher (Former Employee), McClure ElementaryJuly 16, 2014
This was my first year teaching and I had no idea what kind of adventure it would be. My students were educationally and economically challenged, coming from broken homes, high crime neighborhoods and were living below the poverty level. My students had a hard time with discipline, some were very difficult but throughout the year I could see a difference – more... in how they viewed school and how their confidence was building as they learned new things. My school was very involved in their lives not only at school but also at home and 100% teacher supportive. – less
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Worst employee moral I've seen in over 25 years here.
Teacher (Current Employee), Elementary SchoolJuly 2, 2014
Pros: vacation time
Cons: no faith in the system
I would say the vast majority of teachers within this school system have no faith in the ability of their employer to have the best interest of their teachers in mind - which would bode well for the teachers to have the best interest of their students in mind. The result? It's a sinking ship. The support system for teachers is rife with problems and – more... has grown worse over the years I've been here. Veteran teachers know that the Program of the Month is just around the corner, will be declared as the Savior of Education, take no more of your time in the classroom, and * poof * be gone without fanfare only to be replaced - or added - by yet another program and then IT will be declared as the next best thing to sliced bread. The result? ZERO faith in the effectiveness of the system to address the real needs of both teachers and students. It was typical when I first started teaching, to see teachers burn out in oh...7 to 10 years? Now I see entry level teachers quitting either before the year is even up or leaving for greener pastures the next. The demands placed on teachers here is just too high. Time is the commodity of this age and if one lets the district do so? They will eat all of it up with the requirements they demand and the extra duties they ask for outside your normal work hours. Something has to give here and I teachers are leaving this district in DROVES. – less
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Productive work enviroment in student services.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKJuly 1, 2014
Pros: free lunch, you could choose the grade level you wanted to work with.
Cons: i mean you didnt get benifits with be a substitute teacher.
A typical day was coming in and teaching the lesson plan that was outlined by the absent teacher I would perform whatever extra duties outlined by absent teacher. I learned how to effectively teach. Management was fine it just consisted of the principle as long as you did your job there was no issue. Co-workers were other teachers they were fine too. – more... The hardest part well I don't remember a hard part with this job. The enjoyable part was the teaching for me. – less
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Very Negative place to work but the people you work with are great
Transportation Specialist / School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKJune 22, 2014
It really not a hard Job it just dealing with the management and there lack of professionalism.
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I Loved working with Special Need Kids
CDL, School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKMay 21, 2014
Pros: working with tulsa county schools
Cons: only 9 monthes out of 12
I made Sure every child on my bus was safe,and secure withour any problems
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good part time job
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (Former Employee), tulsaApril 23, 2014
I enjoyed substitute teaching. very flexible and you can work when you want.
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I learned alot about the whole cooking process
Cafeteria Manager (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKApril 21, 2014
Pros: i got to work with alot of very nice managers
Cons: going to work so early in the morning
The staff was fun to work with and the boss really knew how to keep us all motivated. We all worked well as a team.
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Moving in a productive manner
Classroom teacher (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKApril 5, 2014
Pros: promotional driven
Cons: large class sizes
Tulsa public Schools is one of the most productive work places I've ever been employed.
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If you enjoy children, then this place has them!
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (Current Employee), Tulsa, OKMarch 14, 2014
Pros: summer and holidays off.
Cons: the salary does not compensate for the hard work.
Since I started working at Chouteau Fine Arts Academy, I have learned a lot about early childhood and autism. It has been a great experience to expand my knowledge about special education. The hardest part has been finding a support system to assist me along the way. There are a few very dedicated, hard-working, child-centered professionals there, however – more... who are willing to step up and assist others who are looking for that type of support. – less
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Head Custodian
Building and Grounds Supervisor (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: enjoyable work
Cons: too many bosses
quick advancement if you want it i went from janitor to head custodian in two years
daily--open the building (unlock and turn on lights and heat)prepare cafe area clean assigned areas meet with staff and teachers
culture was friendly management was problematic several bosses to report to (principal,area supervisor,tps manager, marriot/sodexxo)
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Great Place to teach kids.
Teacher (Former Employee), Many different sites.December 14, 2013
Taught a variety of subjects at several different schools to include Art, Multimedia Concepts, Web Design and Technology Engineering. I also served as an ED (emotionally disturbed) Paraprofessional and a long-term substitute.
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Tulsa Public Schools
Para-Professional/Head Football Coach (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKNovember 4, 2013
Pros: coaching, lunch with co-workers, interacting with educators
Cons: tulsa public schools management
A typical day at work, arriving at work at 0745 and managing 7th and 8th graders. I would go to classes with ED students that needed extensive help with school work and behavioral modification. I learned that to be successful in any environment, expect the unexpected. My co-workers were wonderful and helped keep the standards high. The hardest part – more... of the job was helping students with all the resources provided and still getting cursed out while keeping professional barring. The most enjoyable part of the job was the students who wanted to become something great in life and put forth the work ethic. – less
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Good Place To Work
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Tulsa, OKOctober 22, 2013
Follow Teacher's instructions and teach classes accordingly.
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Opportunity to positively affect young lives
JROTC Leadership Instructor (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKSeptember 21, 2013
As a JROTC Leadership Instructor, I had the opportunity to teach students to be self-disciplined and how to be effective future leaders.
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GOOD
Teacher Substitute (Current Employee), Tulsa, OKSeptember 20, 2013
Pros: good
Cons: only can work for 90 days unless the school say they want to hire you full time
love it ways to be in the community or finding more ways to get in the commuinty.
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Government entity.
Director of Public Information/Marketing (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKSeptember 15, 2013
Government entity
Very little accountability
Promotions awarded according to time on the job
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Knowledgeable coworkers and a wonderful principal.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKAugust 22, 2013
Pros: great colleagues
Cons: difficult student populations
My very brief stay at Memorial Jr. High was extremely enjoyable.
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Challenging, capricious, and engaging
CURRICULUM & TECHNOLOGY COACH (Current Employee), Tulsa, OKAugust 6, 2013
Pros: frequent holiday and seasonal breaks
Cons: low-pay
Teaching is a highly challenging, energetic, and engaging passion. I was fortunate to work under administrators who recognized my leadership abilities and supported me in using, growing, and honing these skills. I have been honored to work with teachers and students of all backgrounds and relish the occassions when I run into former students of mine – more... who are making their own way as adults. The hardest part of the job is being in contact with hundreds of different personalities and moods on a daily, hourly, minute-by-minute basis, anticipating potential problems and planning for those, adjusting my communication to effect positive change and direction on hundreds of pubescent (and adult) humans. The hardest part was, surprisingly, the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
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Family atmosphere.
Driver (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKJuly 31, 2013
Very good learning opportunity to be used for advancement at another company in the future.