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    Underappreciated teacher in a unsupportive and disorganized school district wants OUT!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Teacher in Shiprock, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Teacher in Shiprock, NM

    I have been working at Central Consolidated School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I actually like the high school I teach at, but the school district is honestly awful. Other pros: exposure to the Navajo Language and Culture at new teacher orientation, a higher starting salary than other nearby districts, decent benefits, and pretty awesome students! Most of the students I teach are Navajo, but there is some diversity in the remaining 15% or so who aren't Navajo. The are underachieving overall, but pretty sweet students! Athletics are very celebrated here and a lot of fun. Other teachers at my school are fairly friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Poor communication from the district level. We are forced to give certain tests that have no meaning or relevance to them. They tell us testing will happen a certain day, but then go back on their word at the last minute OR they just do not say anything. Orders are just forced our way from the district level, to the principals, to the department heads, who then convey it to us. At that point, no one has any idea how we are supposed to implement certain initiatives. Administrators are basically just telling us: you have to do this, go! The way they support and develop teachers is exactly how we are told NOT to teach students. I honestly hate the disarray that we hit during certain points of the school year and cannot wait to get out. They are holding teachers' feet to the fire without a ton of consideration that the achievement gap here starts with the families and communities' prioritization of education. Teachers are to blame for everything and hardly celebrated for anything by the district. This is why there are so many vacancies in the district and why attrition is very high. People, like me, come into the district, get mistreated, and then leave after a short amount of time.

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    Be more professional in your new teacher orientation, improve the mentorship program so that it doesn't feel meaningless, improve lines of communication because my department head didn't even seem to understand what we were being told to do, hold administrators accountable for their work, celebrate your teachers so they have a reason to stay, and just try to be more organized and purposeful when implementing new ideas.

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