Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

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Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
37 Reviews

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    Education administration

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administration in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Advancement potential & genuine enthusiasm for students and learning. Leader in educational practices, open to new concepts yet not fickle about grabbing every new trend.

    Cons

    Its a very large district, so it take persistence to implement change. A little too much 'top-down' management approach.

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    Paraprofessional

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional  in  Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Cypress, TX

    Pros

    Compensation is under pay but for the most part employees are treated with respect. The opportunity to growth is there.

    Cons

    I will say that employees are underpaid. Paraprofessional not only do in-class support but teaches the student how to resolve a problem, definitely is a teaching position, and for that the pay should be better.

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    The school I worked for was wonderful.

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    Great District to work for!

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Cypress, TX

    Pros

    Working in the district is a great experience. My administration and co-workers were excellent. The district takes care of you with your curriculum and having this job with a family is a perfect fit.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging at some points in the year. Papers to grade, grades to enter and preparing for the next day can be tough in your first year or two, but it gets easier.

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    I'm in the curriculum department

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    Current Employee - Curriculum Coach  in  Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Curriculum Coach in Cypress, TX

    Pros

    There are opportunities to explore the best practices and have them implemented in the classroom with students. Ideas are always welcomed, but you need to back them up with research and expected outcomes.

    Cons

    The challenge in CFISD is time management. There is definitely not enough time to get work completed, especially when you have such high expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the time it takes to turn out quality products.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work for teachers

    Cons

    no cons that i can think of

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    High school teacher

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great technology resources, although not updated as often as they should be. Colleagues were extremely helpful and supportive. Opportunities to meet with teachers from other campuses. Campus administration varies based on personalities.

    Cons

    No stipend or compensation of any kind for sponsoring academic UIL activities or attending UIL competitions, despite the outside time commitment involved. The former superintendent (David Anthony) communicated weekly with all district employees, so I felt like I had a good sense of the district's priorities and the leader as a person. The current superintendent (Mark Henry) sends monthly messages to staff and they don't seem as informative. New initiatives aren't given enough time to take root and develop into something successful before changing them and moving on to the next thing. (An issue in education that is not unique to CFISD.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to teachers more for input (and not just the those who are cherry-picked by the administration). UIL is not just about sports. Invest in UIL academic teams and their coaches.

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    Great first teaching job

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    Former Employee - Choir Director  in  Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Choir Director in Cypress, TX

    Pros

    The amazing colleagues of teachers, administrators and staff really made you feel at home. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming--it felt like I belonged to a real community. Such a large district allows for a large number of resources.

    Cons

    Depending on where you were and what you were doing, the facilities might be older, although they were working to improve this. Sometimes paperwork was slow due to the sheer size of the district.

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    A good district.

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Katy, TX

    Pros

    The principal I worked for was very supportive of our creativity in education. Also, they hire a lot of new teachers which sounds like a bad thing, but in reality I've noticed that newer teachers are more open to new ideas. Most of the students are hardworking and respectful (compared to the district I work at currently). Also, because the subject teams are fairly large (mine was 9 teachers) the work load is spread out a little better which results in a better work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes the district sends coaches that take on the role of micromanaging the teams. I found these constraints unproductive and hostile at times.

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    For the most part, I think Cy-Fair is a great district. I should have never left because the learning environment is a lot more positive.

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    It was filled with excitement, professionalism and a very gratifying place to work.

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that company stands for integrity and offers the option for career advancement.

    Cons

    Work was often taken home to meet deadlines that could not be completed during the work day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management may need to make sure training is extensive enough so that a new emplyee can successfully complete the job assignment with ease.

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    Very enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is great for personal growth and a way to get experience to become a teacher

    Cons

    Not very much in the way of insurance and they dont always promote from outside

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