Aspire Public Schools

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Aspire Public Schools Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to do mission-driven work with really smart people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment, strong culture, admirable mission.

    Cons

    work can be frustratingly difficult, limited budgets to solve some problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on the mission and the culture.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supportive, close-knit learning communities that welcome outsiders

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good pay in comparison to other districts
    -Welcoming staff
    -Detailed lesson plans
    -Have supplies in classrooms
    -Behavior management plans were easy to follow
    -Friendly schools
    -Great sub pool system

    Cons

    -No benefits for Guest Teachers

    Recommends
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    Found a rewarding place with like-minded individuals!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Aspire is full of individuals who care about the mission of preparing students in under-served communities for college. I've never worked with so many like-minded colleagues who support me and are invested in my professional well-being. Senior Management has been extremely flexible in helping me with a work-life balance over the last 10 years. Aspire really cares about its employees and cultivates this culture. Overall it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    As in many non-profits I think, you end up wearing a variety of hats. It compliments my work style but may not be for everyone. I wish people understood how much Home Office thinks about the entire staff and tries to make decisions with the best interest of our teammates in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on career pathways and options for your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Mission Driven Organization!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love working for Aspire because all of the teammates are focused on the mission and vision. We are preparing students to earn a college degree. As a child of a parent who went to college and one who did not, I have seen first hand how college is a game changer!

    I have been fortunate to work for Aspire for the past twelve years and been given the opportunity to wear several hats.

    Cons

    I don't have anything to complain about! This is a great place to have a career as an educator.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Overall a challenging and positive organization thriving for student achievement as their priority.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools

    Pros

    The classroom and teaching environment for collaborative and differentiated instruction across the curriculum is a model for success for all educators.

    Cons

    There is a lot of stress that goes along with a high performing system,but it is worth it.

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