Cobb County School District

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Cobb County School District Interim Superintendent Chris Ragsdale
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  1.  

    Excellent compensation no matter your level of experience and education.

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher  in  Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Cobb County School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the highest compensation packages in the state. Plenty of opportunities for professional development. Multiple career paths available for specialization. Easy to transfer within the system.

    Cons

    Special Education procedures driven more by legal department than best practices. Redundancy in necessary paperwork. Lack of technical integration between the county's selected software and web-based reporting systems. Greater than normal need to play "office politics" to advance within system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though I believe the the current trend towards accountability in education is a necessary component in school improvement, I think it is too often made the primary focus. Perhaps the county as a whole would be more successful if this accountability piece were used to structure incentives rather than identify how teachers are failing. Use accountability to highlight strengths not just weaknesses.

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    Good but not great!

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    Current Employee - Math Teacher  in  Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Smyrna, GA

    I have been working at Cobb County School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They really want to find what works for each student. This system also wants to and is actively seeking ways to close the achievement gaps.

    Cons

    I was laid-off due to budget restraints. 3 years after I have been laid off this district is still losing teachers due to money restrictions in the district.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that the management team should find more ways to cut cost at the top to ensure that classes do not grow in size.

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  3.  

    School Placement has impact

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cobb County School District

    Pros

    I am lucky to be in a wonderful environment with exceptional students and a supportive administration.

    Cons

    The budget cuts in education along with increases in insurance premiums are discouraging as we take on more and more responsibilities.

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  5.  

    very good one

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Cobb County School District

    Pros

    work hour like challenges and work hard to find answers

    Cons

    salary, stress, hard to work with parents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

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    Cobb County--the supposed 'creme de la creme' of Metro Atlanta Schools

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Cobb County School District

    Pros

    they believe in work/family balance, the pay is reasonable, the benefits are decent. there is less of a 'combat' feel like other districts. administration is not breathing down your back--they hired you to teach, and they trust you to do so. cobb offers many opportunities to attend staff development courses, and is relatively up to date on the technology used in the classroom.

    Cons

    it seems as if it's not what you know, but who you know when it comes to promotions. in addition, it seems as if ccsd can't stick with one program--things change every 2 years or so. huge disparities between east cobb and south/west cobb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give a new initiative or program time to work before you switch it out. level the playing field between east cobb and other parts of cobb.

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    Cobb County Substitute teacher

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher

    I have been working at Cobb County School District for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good hours, great to work with kids

    Cons

    financial compensation, you can go a long time without a sub job offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the teachers!

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  8.  

    Great schools

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cobb County School District

    Pros

    teachers don't care about the kids

    Cons

    no cons at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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    teaching

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Cobb County School District

    Pros

    this is a very good school district

    Cons

    too many kids and parents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    class size reduction

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