Teacher (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – June 8, 2017
There's a new CEO, and my hope is that the culture will become more focused on retention and a more transparent means of advancement. However, that has not been my experience.
If you're looking for people with quirky personalities, they can be found. There are many, MANY dedicated people on board that will wow you with their creativity and passion. I love the focus on literacy, and that is where the most gains are shown in this network.
Too many of the top-level management are concerned with sounding diplomatic and moving people around like chess pieces. I know education is a business, but the hardest working people in this world (educators) don't want to feel like they're undervalued.
More of their leadership need to develop their coaching skills. There's quite an emphasis on this at the school leader level, but not much above that.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Tennessee – October 3, 2018
This company is just that a company. Great Talk, looks good but the reality is that it's a mess. A total front and as a teacher when you try to leave they say "what about the children" meanwhile the children are withdrawing by the dozens because leadership sets up a framework then breaks it down. Undermines teacher authority and succumbs to scholars who have temper tantrum. A total wreck and I wouldn't wish this place of employment on my worst enemy. Great benefits though and trust me, with this job... you're going to need them.
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Republic, MO – May 3, 2017
Republic, Mo is a smaller town, and the schools are great! To work for them is a mixed bag- be prepared to love and hate it. They expect a lot, and sometimes the workplace politics are cutthroat, however some very amazing folks work there. it makes it worth it