Data Security Admin (Current Employee) – St. Paul, MN – October 16, 2018
I work in the Tech as always it is crazy busy. Compensation and benefits are good. Management is good and people around you will help you if you need something. The most enjoyable part is that you get good vacation hours and snow days in winter.
FACILITY SERVICE WORKER/BOILER ENGINEER (Former Employee) – St. Paul, MN – September 18, 2018
St.paul schools is a wonderful place to work with lots of fun staff and families. I learned how to do many tasks while at this job from basic vacuuming to waxing/stripping floors and extracting rugs. The best part about working here is being able to help keep school buildings clean and presentable for the kids that come learn. We want the best experience to be for them as they are our future leaders. The hardest part about this job could be labor but it always paid off with many thank you notes from students and staff.
Day Engineer (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – September 18, 2018
Is a employer that expects a lot but does not always support the people involved. The lack of commutation can be a challenge. The job can be physical and stressful at times. The wage and benefits are better than most employers.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – September 8, 2018
Again, because I'm a Special Education teacher, the day is always stressful especially at the school I taught at. This was a Level 5 school meaning that these students had severe behavior problems. This was the last school setting before they go to juvenile detention, so some of the students were pretty hard core.
I've learned, working with these types of students, that if I respect them, they will respect me too. So, as hard core and rude as they were, I would never disrespect or talk down to them. I exercised a lot of patience and I know that helped them a lot.
The hardest part of the job was managing these students and having to deal with their behaviors when they totally lose control of their behaviors.
The most enjoyable part of the job, is seeing some of these hard core students make some progress in becoming a little more controlled, and serious student, or just make some kind of minor improvement from when school started.
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – July 20, 2018
Good days and bad days like any other job. I acted unprofessional at times because it was my first professional position, and I could've done a better job at being a professional. I learned how to be a better person and family man because of some of the situations that came upon me. The hardest part was being let go because I did not make it past my six month internship. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with a wide variety of children from different backgrounds and ethnicity. I most enjoyed the storied the kids told, and the characters they were. The most enjoyable part was the acceptance I got from everyone at the school. I ride in a wheelchair but they saw me for the person I was and not for the obvious reason.
Behavior Intervention Specialist (EA) (Former Employee) – St. Paul, MN – July 11, 2018
If you are new to Education, St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is a great start. It is important to be personable with students and transparent with all that you learn on a day to day basis. The culture in each school is different yet everyone is on the same level. Most enjoyable part of my role was building relationships with the kids and their families. It felt like a second home.
Public Relations Coordinator (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 22, 2018
The pace was fast but I worked with a great team and we did lots of award-winning work. The salaries were competitive there, unlike at the State of Minnesota. I was able to work flexible hours to help with work-life balance when I had three young kids.
Fair compensation, flexible hours
Target for criticism by media and elected officials
Elementary Teacher (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 22, 2018
Rich in professional development. A fun and supportive culture to work in. Hardest part of the job is trying to get parent involvement and student achievement. Most enjoyable part is creating lasting relationship and fostering students/kids social and academic self.
Paraprofessional/Teacher's Aide (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 20, 2018
Repeat offenders did not get punished for their crimes and were sent back to continue disrupting classrooms over and over. And over. Expectations were not communicated to staff. Teachers could do or say whatever they wanted to, but aides were held to a much higher standard. Aides were often blamed for the teachers' inabilities to control overcrowded classrooms.
Workday was over early
Communication and respect were lacking from administrators
Head Specialist (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 11, 2018
Assisted in developing student-led after-school tutoring program to teach under- privileged students. Organized recruitment meetings and programs with overflow registration. Documented student attendance and progress against goals. Corresponded with clients through email, telephone or postal mail.
Teacher Assistant II (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 8, 2018
They nice work place and very friendly workers. It felt more like family than co workers. I wish I could go back and work for St. Paul School System. Also Saint Paul Public schools is one of Minnesota's largest school districts with more than 37,000 students. Highly trained and deeply dedicated staff, cutting-edge academic programs, and strong community support are among the district’s hallmarks.