Baltimore County Public Schools

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Baltimore County Public Schools Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
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  1. Substitute Teacher

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Can determine your work schedule based on the profile you setup and the days you wish to work.

    Cons

    May require some travel based on availability..

  2. Helpful (1)

    Part time teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools

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

    Pros

    Great staff, principal and students

    Cons

    More and more school leaders and central office are only African American......difficult to move up if you are not black

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on capabilities not skin color.....many incompetent people are in positions just because they are black

  3. Admin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    benefits and time off Days

    Cons

    awful pay
    Need more advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Better leadership and guidance for non teaching staff

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Headed in the wrong direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Spanish Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Spanish Teacher in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well funded. The school have a lot of support staff and technology. Great professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    The district thinks that it will solve all its problems with technology. They want to put a device in the hands of all the children, even though the children need emotional connections with real people. The poorest schools in the district will suffer the most with this loss of personal contact.

  6. It's like being part of a family.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Sparrows Point, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Sparrows Point, MD

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Concerned with the community/children, involved with the area surrounding the school, involved with family. Involved in community with fundraisers.

    Cons

    Pay not so good, but it is a good feeling working with the children, feeling you are making a difference in someone's life.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Very progressive Superintendent, moving too quickly with tech?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for training, excellent lessons, good leadership within most schools.

    Cons

    Not all schools are equal; some have more socioeconomic challenges than others and should be focused on.

    Advice to Management

    High school populations are too large!

  8. BCPS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved my co-workers and working with the students.

    Cons

    My position was Necessary but was no offered benefits

  9. Good experience.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, benefits, hours, students, environment

    Cons

    There is nothing that I do not like about this job.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Teacher

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Summers & holidays off
    Can sometimes reach a student and change their lives

    Cons

    Pay does not reflect the time and effort needed to be successful
    Weak leadership in many schools (Principals, Asst. Principals, Department Chairs, etc.)
    Central office makes the decisions, but it is filled with people who haven't seen a classroom in years
    System chases federal money
    Low support from administration

    Advice to Management

    Involve the teachers in decision making, they actually know more than the principals and central office about what their students need to be successful
    Stop chasing federal money and adopting programs that do not help teachers be successful

  11. Helpful (1)

    substitute teacher

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You only have to work when you want. You are finished when school is over which is early. You don't have any responsibilities when your day is finished. You are not responsible for students grade performances. You can learn a lot about all ages, grades, schools, and system in general. I feel like many of the teachers and administrators appreciate the help!

    Cons

    There are many behavior challenged students in each classroom. Students misbehave more because you are the substitute. You are basically getting paid to babysit unruly children because unfortunately, you do not have time to help or give attention to the students that deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to organize students so that the students who misbehave do not take away from the optimal learning capabilities of the students that truly want to learn. It's not only beneficial for the students that want to learn, but in many cases a safety issue.

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