Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Tolleson, AZ 85353 – July 30, 2018
I have been with TUHSD for a about a years, and with new management and constant flow of new people it has become a place I dread. Underappreciated by almost everyone. No room to grow, unless you brown noes or have it good with the boss. You have no support from the district!
English And Literature Teacher (Former Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – July 2, 2018
TUHSD is a great example of how higher pay doesn't always equal a better place to work. I felt very isolated on a huge campus. They had so much turnover that veteran teachers made very little effort to get to know newer teachers, often refusing to even speak to them. When asked, I was told "what's the point? They're going to bail at the end of the school year." Out of my department of 12 teachers, only 3 returned at the end of the school year. That speaks volumes about the culture and atmosphere of the campus. Kids ruled the roost and discipline was sorely lacking and there was ZERO teacher support.
I took a lower-paying teaching job rather than staying at this district. Don't bother.
SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CHAIR (Current Employee) – Glendale, AZ – March 24, 2018
The school site teachers and staff are, for the most part, amazing people to work for. There is a "growth from within" mindset that allows classified staff to move into certified positions as they earn the necessary degrees.
Classified staff (Former Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – February 10, 2018
Great staff but senior management doesn’t really care about students, only numbers. District staff are clueless on what goes on at the schools. They say what people want to hear, but their actions speak differently. We need to see how other states are doing things. Arizona obviously doing it wrong.
Fast paced and very busy/stressful work environment
La Joya Community High School Nurse (Former Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – January 20, 2018
On average this nurse performed nursing care, first aid, dispense of medication(s) and drug/alcohol assessment on approximately 50-60 students per day. Plus at least one or more 911 emergency calls per week. Health office was extremely busy everyday. The hardest part was not having coverage when leaving health office for an emergency situation on campus/classroom or while performing drug/alcohol physical assessment on suspected impaired students. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know and care/help the students. Wonderful feeling to know that I was able to help or education students regarding their health and/or safety. Left work knowing I was instrumental in helping student(s) to have a more productive day at school
Helping students with health and safety issues.
No coverage upon leaving office or performing drug/alcohol assessments.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – December 6, 2017
Sense of urgency. Everyone (office workers, management, bus drivers and bus monitors) are all very helpful and polite. Hated to leave, however my mother had gotten cancer unexpectedly and I decided to move back closer to her.
You have time between shifts to get personal things done if needed
If your wanting 40 hours a week you may not want to be a bus driver
ESL/Freshman English Teacher (Former Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – August 30, 2017
I taught ESL to Freshman through Senior students. I taught Freshman English. I learned to have patience with these students and that many of them didn't read on a regular basis, so their vocabulary was very small. My principal was very professional and treated all the teachers like professionals. The workplace culture was professional yet friendly. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the parents. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the students.
Instructional Assistant II (Current Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – June 11, 2017
this school district has great people working there. but the school bosses don't care about keeping their employees and the pay is $15k to $20k below average for this area. teachers can't afford to live or stay at this district. They don't care if you stay because they can hire someone else for a lot less money. this is so bad. Who wants to work for a company that doesn't promote from within or want to keep you around.
Students and teachers are great! Administrators, not at all.
Attendance Clerk (Former Employee) – Sierra Linda – May 14, 2017
I worked for the district for 2 years and have to say that if it were not for the students and some great teachers, this experience would have been unbearable. Administrators are the worst leaders that I have ever encountered in my 33 years of professional experience. They do not lead by example, inspire anyone but each other and participate, if not encourage, clique mentality. The students are the nicest, most respectful and welcoming group of young adults and there are great teachers that are completely unappreciated and live in fear of speaking out for fear of retaliation from Assistant Principals (one exception to this was the AP of Athletics). I would not recommend this district to anyone unless there is a complete overhaul of leadership. The new Superintendent seems to have the right idea and vision for change. It just didn't come soon enough for me to tolerate bullying from co-workers and administrators even with 2 months off a year.
SPED Teacher/Math (Current Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – March 31, 2017
I love the fact that Tolleson was very supportive of my military duty. I came from Twin Falls School District which was extremely supportive so was not sure what to expect. Tolleson did not let me down.
We have to cover for each other because there are not enough subs to go around.
The people in the department were fantastic!. Fun loving and so compassionate for the students they transported.
Transportation Supervisor (Former Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – March 23, 2017
Being in a small district, I wore many hats. Supervised, Dispatched, Payroll, Covered routes, Interviewed and hired new employees. I learned about Arizona State reporting for AEQ, Dept. of Ed as well as City and County reports for school district transportation. Management was supportive. There was a definite feeling of team work and employees were always willing to help each other out. Hardest part of my job was trying to do everything that was required of me. I really enjoyed the people there. It was like family.
Accounts Payable Clerk (Current Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – November 10, 2016
After a while TUHSD begins to feel like a family and by family I mean the aunts and uncles you try to avoid at family gatherings. TUHSD is a good place to work for those who have children within the district because you can get the same days off as them. There is barely any room for advancement but not enough professional development to give one initials.
Transportation Secretary / School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – August 16, 2016
I absolutely loved my job. I have grown so much as a person with the help of my co workers and supervisor. I loved the team building books we would read and meet on once a month. I didn't like the benefits so much as they are PPO with a high deductible- great for people who don't need medical so much but not so great for people who do.
Driver (Current Employee) – Tolleson Az – October 25, 2015
Highly stressful yet rewarding. I learned a lot about what I want to do and what I do not want to do going forward. I wanted to be a school teacher before working at Tolleson but have since changed my mind. I've decided to do what might be best for me. I rather go back to school and complete my degree plan.