Strong culture, challenging but rewarding work.
Former teacher (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – May 11, 2016
YES Prep has taught me more than I could have ever expected. I have the opportunity to work with passionate and committed individuals on a daily basis. The intentional investment in development of students and staff is extremely motivating to be around.
With that said, the work is hard. During my time as a teacher, I arrived to the school around 7am and left around 5:30pm. From there, I often graded papers or lesson planned after arriving home. The more years I was in the classroom, the more I was able to find my balance, but in my first year specifically, I was challenged to grow in every way imaginable. Luckily, I was never left without support. From my instructional coach, to my dean of instruction, to my course leader, to fellow teachers on my grade level, I always felt comfortable reaching out for support. I also appreciated that many times support was offered or given without me always knowing what area to ask for help in.
Overall, the most enjoyable part of the job for me is always the interaction and relationship I'm encouraged to build with my students and families, but being surrounded by a like-minded and committed community of staff is an added bonus. As a teacher, I also appreciated that YES Prep seeks constant feedback. Anytime I sought rationale or provided feedback, I felt my administration were quick to respond and truly cared about listening to what I had to say. The relationship with administration always felt open and honest.
Meaningful work, Strong culture, Good staff support and training, Opportunity to grow as a leader
Work-life balance can be challenging to establish