Very stressful, difficult parents and unsupported by management
Teacher (Former Employee) – Gallup mckinley county schools – January 24, 2019
This job was good for me at first. I did receive some support from management at first, but after 6 months they did not show much understanding toward me. They made my problems worse.
Working with the central office was such a terrible experience, they treat you like trash and they just refer you to the employment handbook instead of taking the time to explain anything.
I felt accomplished, despite working late evenings and weekends. I just could not sustain that kind of life. My management expected everything to be done. They are micromanaging and emotional toward the staff. If you are lucky you are one of the favorites!
The district offers good pay and benefits, especially if you continue education. You may get a stipend of 2k as a first year teacher but they pay it over the course of 2 years to make sure you put in your time before you leave. The district has a high turnover rate because of the difficult population, so you can get a job fairly easily.
The amount of stress was not worth the job security or money. Other schools are not as stressful in this district, but mine was. I did not want to be a martyr for the system.
Benefits, high salary, job security, working with kids
High work load, lack of support, bad management