Awesome environment to build healthy relationships with Newark youth and residents. A typical day at work is enriching and inspirational. The workplace culture is effective and amazing. The most enjoyable part of the day is knowing that young, vibrant and intelligent youth from the region will receive a quality education and go on to become successful adults.
Beautiful individuals working in the school district
per diem employees are not privy neither to healthcare benefits nor to holiday or vacation pay
Special Education Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Newark, NJ – January 7, 2019
I enjoyed working for the school system because I enjoy working with children and their families. Working in the classroom is enjoyable because you get to build a rapport with your students and to whom you become a role model or a mentor to. This is a great job if you enjoy teaching and being around children everyday. I would recommend applying to this company to teach and to help better our children's education. See one teach one. That is how it begins.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Newark, NJ – December 18, 2018
A typical day at work is great knowing you helped a child succeed. Everyone I work with helps one another. Its a learning place. Im actually back in school to become a teacher. I love working with kids
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Newark, NY – December 4, 2018
Teachers were respectful to anyone who worked at the school, there was no favoritism. I enjoyed the comradery among the staff. We felt like a family. My typical day was to come in, go over the day with the teacher, great the students, and begin classes with my two students. Sometimes they were in different rooms, but one of my students was more educationally needy that the other, so I went with her if their classes were separate (French was one). My students went to lunch together, and the staff lunches were in our rooms or lounge. I did both. The hardest part of the job came when a new student came to our class and mercilessly bullied one of my students, and the new student had a regular habit of cursing at the teacher and calling her sexually explicit names (6th grade). My other student began having issues with entering classrooms, and she stayed in the hall a lot. I had a great deal of stress due to my feeling unable to perform my job the way I wanted to. The most enjoyable part of my job was spending time with students and helping them learn. I also liked spending time with staff.
Fun place to work
administration did not communicate with the staff about expectations
Program Specialist/Instructor (Former Employee) – Newark, NJ – December 3, 2018
Former district supt was difficult to work for, which made for uncomfortable working conditions. Students, parents, teachers and other staff were disrespected on a regular basis. New supt is much better suited for the job. Now, it's probably a much better place to work.
Manager (Former Employee) – Newark, NJ – December 3, 2018
Unfortunately, this is the fork where education meets politics. Local control is a joke as all top positions are appointed politically. Superintendent is subject to the elected officials that got him there through the backdoor.
If you're looking for stability, security, benefits, or advancement opportunities; then, this is not the place for you. During my time at NPS, Aides had to be employed for 10 years before receiving a pension. We were not included in staff meetings or IEP meetings with the Child Study Team.
Personally, Newark Public Schools was not a good fit for me.
School Psychologist (Former Employee) – Seconday Schools in Newark NJ – November 17, 2018
The district is I transition and making system wide changes. This face keeps conditions in flux and dynamic, Once priorities have been selected and stable leadership has opportunity to creat goals, etc. The organization may prosper.
The environment was always full of knowledge that was taken place inside the school walls throughout the day. Students and coworkers were respectful to each other and cared about each other well being.
Teacher of English (Current Employee) – Newark, NJ – October 31, 2018
I am currently employed as an NPS teacher but I am seeking further advancement in my career. The pay does not match my level of education and because the pay scale is universal my education does not trump teachers who have been employed longer. The school I taught at was wonderful and so was the staff. my supervisor was great and I felt I made a difference to the students I taught.
Very busy work environment Learned how to input information and run reports from PeopleSoft HRIS Management was accessible Workplace culture was family-like The hardest part of the job was sending myself layoff letters almost every year The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting people, the hiring process
I enjoyed working for Newark Public Schools. The environment is great, the students make it worth coming to work. I worked one on one with students helping them in various subjects like math, reading, and extra curriculum activities.