School Nurse (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 15, 2018
DISD had a two year learning/mentorship program to help new school nurses that was excellent. It was a review of a lot of material for the different nurses who specialized in one field to be refreshed on the others.
I have never been more disgraced with a school district. They may serve the low income families but they do not take care of their teachers. They also do not know how to be honest with job applicants. They say one thing and than they lie to your face about it. I have also been told that I am to White to work for them. This is the most racist thing for a school district to have school administrators saying to potential candidates. Very disappointed in this
On a typical day depending on where I worked, it was challenging dealing with some behaviors but it was never where I could not manage the classroom; even though I might have had to get support from the staff every now and then. I enjoyed working in a diverse environment; which gave me the opportunity to learn about different cultures. In which I found to be rewarding and gave me the opportunity how to deal with different situations. The hardest part of the job was behavior and for the most part it was very enjoyable because I wanted to be there to help the students succeed.
Developed effective and creative lesson plans to meet the need of all students and their learning styles. Observed, evaluated, and maintained data on students/ academic progress, behavior, and social development. Taught English as a Second Language.
A principal with little to no experience did not know how to deal with a given situation in 2012. She provided false information against me. The Board of Directors did not provide the adequate amount of time for the decision to arrive. This would have served as the most objective opinion from an agency that the district itself contacted. The allegations made by the students were not viewed as being justifiable or credible and were Ruled Out. This evaluation was provided to both SBEC and TEA. As a result of my teaching credentials were never affected and remain Valid. The district provided an ultimatum before taking the time to wait for the decision to arrive and carefully consider the evaluation rendered. My only option was to voluntarily resign and not face a non-renewal on my service record. If I was to go before the Board of Directors this letter would have served as my only objective evaluation unequivocally clearing me of any wrongdoing.
Medical insurance, dental, good salary, vacation time during holidays.
Executive Administration did not provide the adequate time before rendering a decision.
I don't regret my time with DISD. I learned a lot and pretty much enjoyed my employment. What it comes down to is being able to teach in an environment where education is appreciated. Many times students would come to school to get away from home, have two meals a day and take advantage of socializing. Most of the time I was able to do my job and enjoy teaching science. At times, not the case and would rather not go into details at this time.
Enjoyment of teaching the wonders of science was exhilerating.
Negative - students who only needed a place to escape and had no desire to learn.
depending on what part of the Dallas isd you work in the work can be different. i worked in the FCNS (food and child nutrition services) the work was fine but it was the fact that i knew the kids allergies better than the supervisor I didn't like. To me it felt like she didn't know what she was doing because she always over order on food and have to ask the staff questions about things she should know.
Custodian (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 25, 2018
During my time at D.I.S.D. I maintained the appearance of facilities. I learned how to better my time management skills. I normally worked alone until close to the end of my shift each day. The only thing I found hard was having to constantly clean up and not be thanked for it, I enjoyed being acknowledged though.
EDUCATOR (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 20, 2018
Working at Dallas ISD was a challenge. I learned much from my time there and will continue to use the skills I attained from the job. Behavior was a constant challenge, but despite that, I had an excellent relationship with the other teachers on my campus.
Teacher (Former Employee) – various – July 17, 2018
That is the most unprofessional place to work as a teacher. The students run the district, there is no reinforcement of positive behavior in both students or administration. The administration sleeps with its female and male students. Unprofessional behavior is encouraged. It is a low life establishment in which to work.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 14, 2018
I am sure that there are fantastic schools in Dallas Independent School District, I just did not happen to be at one of those. I had my room broken into more than once and things stolen. I was threatened by students. I met some great teachers though!
never any substitutes! admin support was not great
1st grade and 2nd grade Teacher (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 12, 2018
I loved working for Dallas ISD, at least at my school when I was there. We worked hard but also made time for fun. I learned almost everything I know about the basics of being a great teacher while in Dallas ISD. My school had 3 principals in 6 years but I didn't have any complaints about any of them. The hardest part of the job was trying to make sure each student got everything they need. The most enjoyable part was the students.
The school that I taught at was an excellent place within the district. The pay for performance system that DISD uses works well when the principles who review you have a good understanding of the efforts that are behind your student's success. The same system works poorly when the principles who review you are unaware of the efforts that have lead to the student's success. If you are not rated well within their payment system Teacher Excellence Initiative, then you will not receive a raise for the next year. The system is proven to be very unfair for experienced teachers.
Great Beginning Teacher Salary
The placement within the district determines the workplace culture
Multi-Skilled Craftsman (Former Employee) – 9400 north central ex way – July 3, 2018
Well a typical day I would receive my work oders check them out see if maybe I could take the materials from the shop to fix the problem or task at hand before comeing back to shop,if not go to job site and estimate amount of material needed....
How to deal with people and there attitudes.
It was Great.
Everyone handle there business,if any one needed help we would be assigned to them as long as needed.
satisfaction of working with my hands and being to give back to the community what I have learned.
Air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter.
Like any where else had 2 breaks and one hour for lunch.