Spring Independent School District

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Updated June 20, 2015
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  1. It is where you can learn and add to your job decription.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are not micro-managed at all.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.


  2. Your experience depends on your school site

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Spring is a nice place to work for if you're trying to get your foot in the door at a district. HR really makes an effort to get to know each employee on an individual basis and not by employee number.

    Cons

    Your experience truly depends on the school that you're at. I just happened to be at one of the lowest-performing schools in the district. High turnover rate, unorganization, low morale. The district is also going through a transitional phase. As a result, curriculum was changed at least 4 times by December.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the amount and quality of professional development. I was highly disappointed with the professional development. For newer teachers, there needs to be more support on both the district and school level. Some of the professional development offered for the newer teachers included practices that weren't adaptable to the students that we teach.


  3. "Rome has fallen..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher/Coach
    Current Employee - Teacher/Coach

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *Great team members to work with (of they remain with the district) * Children truly want to learn when they believe/trust YOU

    Cons

    * ZERO support for staff (new and veteran members ) * Bully-tactics used to "threaten and scare" staff into mgmt ideology of 'compliance' * No compassion (don't get sick or have an unforseen and unavoidable event happen to you...you may end up UNEMPLOYED) * Passive, bubble-thinking mgmt who only communicate within their own circle, yet expect the "team" to read their minds of strategy

    Advice to Management

    No way am I sexest, but at this districts current state (particularly at the high schools), there is absolutely NO WAY discipline and structure can work or be implemented when the ALL FEMALE leadership team carry on daily like mean girls in an elementary school. Nothing about the leadership at my campus has been leader-like since the arrival of this new regime. Advice? How about hiring more quality father-figure-like leadership at the high schools and less 6-fig salary members at the top...stop beating up your TEACHERS....what superintendent tells his staff "I would NEVER send my children to thus district".... How about picking and STICKING to a simple plan of action and admitting when you've made a mistake? Why does there need to be a 7 to 10 step process of consequences for a student who breaks a rule, yet you fire a staff member on site for defending them self or for having an opinion?


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  5. Avoid it

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not really any at all

    Cons

    This place has turned into a hell hole. Idiotic people running the place thinking they are doing good things, when in reality they are making your job harder.

    Advice to Management

    go


  6. Paraprofessional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I love all the school holidays and summers off. Opportunities to advance and move up through school administration and district administration.

    Cons

    Campus Leadership/Adminstration. Not enough consequences for repeat offenders (students) who continue on a daily basis to be a problem inside and outside the classroom.


  7. Paraprofessional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Pros

    Touching the hearts of the children and helping them learn.

    Cons

    There are non really besides pay could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay


  8. To many chiefs, not enough Indians. .

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Pros

    Odds are good that you won't lose your job, no matter how terrible of an employee you may be. Few, but some great co-workers who want the best for students in Spring ISD. A new superintendent that says he will change things. Great kids!

    Cons

    Benefits stink, favoritism, lack of support from administration, large class sizes, low pay, lack of parental involvement, teachers buy their own paper, no substitutes so classes must be divided, lack of resources


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but moving in the right direction"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people working in this district. Very knowledgable and talented individuals teaching the students.

    Cons

    Spring ISD is going through growing pains of transforming its leadership team including a newly named Superintendent and several new positions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Politically run, no control over disciplinary issues.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher @ Westfield in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher @ Westfield in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary & benefits are competitive, majority of the staff is very committed to providing a high quality education.

    Cons

    Politics, rather than work experience and results, determine who gets promoted! Schedule changes can happen at any time across the board to protect those favored teachers and make their lives easier... how is this fair to the child let alone the teacher?

    Advice to Management

    Clean house starting with the Superintendent and look closely at the principals.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A challenging but fun experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Spring ISD has a phenomenal staff where friendships are made between students and staff.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that good for paraprofessionals. You can't really survive on it if you have a family, unless you have a second job.



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