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A wonderful place to work with children under the autistic umbrella
Assistant to the VP of Operations Dir. of Mkg. (Former Employee) –  Mary Help of Christions Chelsea Street, TampaMay 26, 2018
There was never a day the same- Some days I was working with teachers and children, Marketing the schools, interviewing for new teachers and directors, working with the McKay Scholarship program.

Culture was different with all the students and staff we had. It was fun learning their habits, food and lifestyle.

Hardest part was leaving this position as I did not want to relocate to the palm beach area.
Pros
Diversity of the job
Cons
pay is not suitable for the cost of living in this area
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Productive place
OMBUDSMAN (Former Employee) –  Rockford, ILMarch 13, 2018
Great place to work with caring people. A For -Profit with a Non for profit heart. Ceo and Teachers are concerned about the Students. A large company with a large heart
Pros
Online learning hybrid
Cons
Can be challenging environment
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Computer based credit recovery program
Math Teacher (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZFebruary 7, 2018
Teachers have many duties besides teaching. Teachers read transcripts, assign classes based on student need to meet graduation requirements, monitor class progress, help students with learning content on computer, grade all extension activities per syllabus, take attendance, track absences and tardies, make parent phone calls, and update grades weekly.
Pros
Small classes and peer support
Cons
Lack of support from administrators
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Helping educate children that need a smaller setting
Admin Assistant/Recruitment and Retention (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 15, 2018
Extremely quick pace, very detailed oriented assisting with admissions answering calls and meeting deadlines. There is a need for contract and option schools needed in the Chicago land area.

When regular schools maybe too much for diverse learners and a smaller environment is more needed for those who need one-on-one situations that feels that the entire school system has let them down.

The culture is diverse across the board but a huge turnover at the end of each school year.
Management is a power struggle for some but it comes with the job,

The job isn't hard, the most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you've helped a child moved on to the next level in life after they've received their High School diploma, rather it's college, military or join the work force.
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Respectful and professional organization
EduStaff LLC (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIDecember 4, 2015
Loving to teach children, I was always working and was called every day for assignments at different districts. Good company to work for
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Productive Place to Work
Founding Senior Principal (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 3, 2015
ESA: Ombudsman Educational Services is a conglomerate of Educational Leadership Professional that understand the business of Educating Kids and Creating new paths for those who may have been thrown away by institutionalization: A true picture of DeSchooling Society.
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Not a place you can grow and develop
Teacher (Former Employee) –  ILJune 29, 2014
This place is the worst of the worst. You will work hard for very little compensation. There are no annual raises. There's always an excuse given as to why this can't happen. Senior management is nonexistent, and very rarely communicates with its employee's. There is no insentive to stay, and they don't attempt to even think of one. You'll receive the daily "thanks for all you do" email, but that's about it. This is definitely a place you want to avoid. The classrooms lack resources and the company will do little to assist you with your teaching needs. They're more concerned about scoring big contracts with school districts versus actually helping the population they serve. You'll be made promises that won't be kept, so don't get your hopes up here.
Pros
Helping kids who need it.
Cons
Everything
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Are you ready to work hard for your students?
Math Teacher (Former Employee) –  Savannah, GAMay 15, 2014
I worked at the Ombudsman Accelerated Program as an 8th grade math teacher for a short time. I was with the students from 7:15 am until 3:00 pm with only a 30 minute lunch break.
There is no planning time allotted during the school day. Most of a teacher's planning and grading is done on their own time. The program uses a computer base curriculum but teachers have to supplement lessons and CRCT review.
All subject area teachers are expected to help with Math and Reading programs and review for all CRCT reviews.
Pros
Place to make a difference
Cons
Be prepared to work hard for little compensation
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Be Prepared
Director (Current Employee) –  AZApril 14, 2014
Have your eyes open when you take the job. There are many moving parts and expectations of you. You can do a lot of good here but take it slow and shore up your gains before you move on.
Pros
Great kids that need you. Great co-workers.
Cons
It is difficult to get all the toys you need for the classroom. Nature of the beast.
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Needs a little work to become the ideal workplace :)
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNJanuary 7, 2014
This could be a great place to work if the administrators communicated more efficiently with staff.
Pros
Great work schedule
Cons
You never know if you're doing a good job!
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Private Special Education Services/Programs
Lead Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) –  Corporate offices of ESA,Inc - Nashville TNJuly 26, 2013
Working for ESA,Inc was a wonderful company to work for. I started with the company almost from the beginning. The company hired its first employee in fall of 1999 and I was hired in October 2001 at that time it was still just a fledgling company. I worked in the corporate offices of the company and co-workers were a great plus in company.
Pros
Great co-workers wonderful environment and opportunities for advancement
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