Fieldwork II Student (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – January 17, 2019
The beginning of the semester feels chaotic as you figure out your schedule for your caseload. However, once you find a rhythm the day stays busy, but not as stressful as productivity levels of a SNF. Working within the confines of school funding can be difficult, but also provides space for creativity. You work closely with a team on a daily basis.
Business Process Analyst (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – December 3, 2018
Lead technical and system related projects, research and resolved data and system issues, educate teams on system, data and processes, lead lean process review projects. Analyze HR and financial data, create dashboards. Recommend and present solutions to senior management. The hardest part of my job is not having the freedom to lead. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping others, improving processes and leading project teams.
Financial Analyst II (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – November 8, 2018
Great people working together to make a difference in the lives of students. Even the people that don't directly interact with students feel that what they are doing is making a difference and contributing to the success of students.
Nutritionist (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – August 1, 2018
Tacoma public schools, is a union based Employment, I'm still Employed after 10 years I enjoy my job because I love working with Elementary School age Children, I'm also a food server as well.I love to bring excellent guest service to the Restaurant I work for, as per good team work with my co workers, I am big on safety as well as keeping guest referring back, I have been serving for years and I am great at what I do, perfect attendance is important to me as I am a perfectionist. I strive for excellence in my experience as a Server over all I am easy to work with, I take direction well and doy best at learning new strategy
They are going to lower benefits in the next couple of years
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – July 26, 2018
Not enough staff to cover shifts as several drivers retired or moved away at the same time- on the plus side that means newer drivers are moving up the bid list faster, but because they are short staffed they are forced to put their sub drivers on regular routes and their solution to not having enough drivers is to cut routes up and tag bits onto other drivers routes taking my work week from 39-40 hours a week to on average 56 a week which was hard on my daughter this last school year.
Definitely get hours, even if you are just a sub driver
Short breaks, stay out of the break room because people like to gossip a lot
Head Start Associate (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – July 20, 2018
I left due to the management "team", they were unorganized, non-experienced, lacked communication skills, and did not take care of their employees. Sad to leave some of the great staff, but not worth staying in such a toxic environment.
Asst. Dir. of Student Life/Athletics & Activities (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – March 12, 2018
TPS is doing great work the Tacoma Community. The Whole Child initiative is revolutionary. The holistic approach to educating the the student emotionally, socially, physically is a process that is groundbreaking.
Paraeducator/Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – December 28, 2017
Tacoma public school can be very challenging at times. There isn't much to advance in this district. Your limits are tested everyday with the everyday challenges of the classroom and demands of the school district. Very limited support from administration for staff.
Student Intern / Next Move Internship (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – December 5, 2017
I loved interning at Rainier Woodworking, the staff were very kind and clear when it came to familiarizing me with the programs and equipment. I really wanted to work there part-time, but unfortunately had no job openings at the time.
Caring staff, Teaches new associates, Inviting atmosphere, Divers community
OFFICE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – October 10, 2017
I worked for Tacoma Public Schools for 10 years in 4 different roles. The ability to advance is a bonus, however the lack of training and inappropriate expectations make for a stressful work-life balance.
TPS is a good place to work. If you enjoy working with students of different backgrounds
Educational Assistant (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – October 1, 2017
Overall I've had good and some not so good events. Usually due to team work with staff. There are all types of students. You have to love what you are doing to enjoy your day. You're there for the students.