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Bloomfield Hills Schools Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
2 Reviews
3.5
2 Reviews

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    Bloomfield Hills Schools - A World of Achievement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bloomfield Hills, MI

    I worked at Bloomfield Hills Schools

    Pros

    There is excellent opportunity for professional growth, exposure to great teaching staff, and wonderful student and parent movtivation and cooperation. The school district is totally devoted to the community and meeting the needs and demands of parents and students. There are many opportunities for education and improvement through in-services, conferences and further college courses. The staff is very professional and motivated.

    Cons

    Expectations of parents and administration are sometime unrealistic in terms of what a student can achieve. Parents demands are high for getting students into the right colleges. To work here you must be prepared to answer all parent call, demands and complaints in a pleasant and positive manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Central admnistrators should spend more time in the classrooms, and make decisions based on more staff input.
    Sometimes those with the least ability get promoted or achieve administrative positions based on who they know or who they patronize.

    Recommends
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    In the Midst of Transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield Hills, MI

    I have been working at Bloomfield Hills Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Flexible schedule
    Executives who know your name

    Cons

    Caught up in cliches from management seminars, keynote speeches, and industry "consultants"
    No upward movement for support staff
    Suggestions are solicited and given lip-service, but actions are far & few in between, leading to loss of mot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ultimately, the district wants to do right by the students, community, staff, and faculty. That balance is delicate and difficult to achieve, and the district often gets caught up in catering to the loudest complainers, to the detriment of those who don't scream the loudest, regardless of how unreasonable those demands may be. The complaints can come from anywhere, externally or internally, and the prevailing attitude is "just give them what they want so they'll stop yelling." The privileged nature of the surrounding community makes this a difficult habit to break, and that attitude can bleed over onto the staff and faculty. The district is in a period of transition and that can have a neutral/negative effect on morale and staffing, as future plans remain unclear and little more than meaningless management-seminar cliches and buzzwords are thrown around.

    Neutral Outlook
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