Elementary Principal (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – July 21, 2018
Highly committed and dedicated educators, administrators and stakeholders create an engaging environment to teach and learn. New leadership will create new momentum to continue great work done by previous administrators.
great place for children to learn with loving teachers
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – June 12, 2018
Management was great. the principal was available must of the time if I needed help. I was able to lead the class whenever the lead teacher was late and was also able to get trainings to better do my job.
Challenging and satisfactory when working with the students and families
Parent Support Specialist / McKinney-Vento (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – March 16, 2018
My role was appropriate to help homeless students and the families, therefore was satisfactory. I enjoyed my time at the New Bedford Public Schools helping students to succeed despite their socio-economic circumstances.
Very Professional and very good Team work for this School System.
Paraprofessional Educator (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – December 18, 2017
I worked in a classroom supporting the head teacher with Behavioral Children or Autistic Children. I documented each child's work assignments and behavior daily and reported to the Parents on how their child did.
Jr. Data Technician (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – August 14, 2017
Management was terrible. Working conditions were terrible. Inadequate equipment to perform job responsibilities yet our department was given electric cars to drive from school to school. I'm much happier now that I have left.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – New Bedford, MA – August 11, 2017
I would be called randomly at six A.M. and have to get anywhere in the school district to teach grade school students. I learned that much was expected of me without training as I never had a teaching degree.
Some of the management was not supportive, expecting someone with no IT background to help with technology. Others in management were extra supportive; helping me to actually get results needed.
Workplace culture is good, in some schools in others I was seen as a scab,
The hardest part was not knowing when you would be working.
The best part was making a difference in a child's life.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – August 2, 2017
I really enjoyed working with the kids and helping them with their education. The teachers and Staff were also great. The hardest part was that we didn't have enough staff to do the work we had, so we were very stressed with our deadlines.
Large school system...worked with at-risk students
RECONNECTIONG YOUTH FACILITATOR (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – June 21, 2017
NBPS is a large school administration that does not meet the linguistic and diverse student population consistently or efficiently. Climate very political, where emphasis should be on the quality of superintendents and teachers to meet the vast learning and special needs of their whole student population.
Senior Custodian (Current Employee) – New Bedford, MA – May 23, 2017
The job, itself is stable and comes with decent benefits. Hours are shift related (Not flexible). Working days during school hours can be challenging for newer hirees. Second shift pays a differential and is more of a straightforward job based on timing. The latest regulations have hampered the level of control and discipline by the school administration over the students. This makes working around the children somewhat difficult . The bottom line, it's not for everyone.
Benefits are decent for the area.
Pay rate is lower than surrounding School systems, the discipline within the school department has drastically decreased over recent years
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (Current Employee) – New Bedford, MA – May 8, 2017
A typical day involves servicing about 25 children per day. These children have many difficult behaviors and are mostly non-verbal. the sessions begin at 8:30 and end at 2:30. During those hours, the children are provided with direct service. I have learned many aspects of speech therapy with a focus on oral motor feeding disorders and articulation disorders. The workplace can be stressful and very hot climate wise. The building is run down and each room is in need of a major update. The hardest part of the job is servicing groups of 4 children with ASD with little staff along with many behaviors going on at first. The very most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the great progress all the students make and the ability to help non-verbal children communicate.
City of New Bedford provided 27 years of public service experience for me..
Clerk/Sr. Account Clerk (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – April 24, 2017
Typical day at work was processing payroll meeting all deadlines. Managed department accounts payable/receivable with department expenses/revolving accounts. Worked in excel spread sheets logging all expenses/credits, journal entries, worked with year end close out of books, etc. Effectively processed purchase orders, efficiently expedited invoices for payments to vendors. Prepared department/grant with budgets, Assisted with resolving accounting issues, and submitted accurate reconciliations. Communicating with various inter-departments, including superintendents office, consultants contracts, and out side vendors ordering services or supplies. Serving the general public with resources as needed. I also accurately processed and managed various state and federal funded grant accounts. Performed all clerical and secretary duties.
I learned how to be work together as a team, not allowing personalities get in the way of my responsibilities. Most importantly was to proudly and professionally serve the City of New Bedford and the general public.
The hardest part of the job was to receive information/paperwork from other department staff needed to move forward with the matter at hand.
The most enjoyable part of my job was accomplishing my day to day tasks effectively and efficiently at the end of each day. Thus, making my boss happy with my work performance.
Stability employment, reasonable health insurance, Enjoyed my work.
Special Education Teacher (Current Employee) – New Bedford, MA – February 11, 2017
I was a teacher at New Bedford High School for 10 years, teaching Algebra and Geometry to Special Needs Student with behaviors issues. I do testing, write IEPs, and have Chaired Team Meetings. I am currently working in New Bedford with Special Needs Kindergarten students.
Very difficult student population; very dedicated teachers
English Teacher & head girls' soccer coach (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – October 18, 2015
With 28 schools in the district, there is quite a variety here. Students have many challenges (at home & school), more than most districts, so if you really want a place to make a difference, this could be it. Test scores don't tell the whole story.