Early on in my career I loved my position with EVSC, but the culture of EVSC today is toxic. Teachers have very little autonomy and are supervised and micromanaged by those with much less experience and time in the classroom. Many schools have serious discipline problems and do not support the teachers in these matters. There are amazing students in every classroom that must be exposed to bizarre, inappropriate behavior by other students around them. The methods and philosophies adapted by EVSC involve blaming the classroom teacher instead of addressing and eliminating the real problems. In addition, the amount of paper work, planning protocol, required meetings and the tremendous amount of work teachers have to do, even for their own observations, far exceeds what I was paid for in my contract. Teachers stay for hours beyond the contracted day and work throughout the weekend. Experience and knowledge are not respected. I was told by one administrator that the teacher is no longer a source of knowledge, but a learning guide because children now have Google.
There are still some amazing students and families attending public schools.
The administration, starting with the superintendent, is anti-teacher.