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Current Employee - Teacher  in  Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Teacher in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at Alexandria City Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good kids and great co-workers.

Cons

Superintendent not in touch with needs of community. Very self-serving individual who desires limelight. Salary is more than Governor of VA and Vice President of US. Is very arrogant and desires to do things only his way regardless of the failures which have occurred in city schools. Two middle schools were divided into 5 schools and everyone has experienced this failure.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

New elected school board should do as was commissioned to them during their campaign-remove the superintendent and give the system a chance to improve in the educational quality that is necessary for success for our students. SOL's scores have been dismal since Sherman has been here. New teachers are leaving and little continuity exists. Administrators are bought in and leave after a very short time. Corruption is rampant in this school system. Due to the leadership which is very uncaring to its staff. Veteran teacher are retiring early due to this type of administrative leadership; as a result many experienced and good teachers will not be able to mentor the new staff or provide the necessary classroom leadership for the good of the students.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Alexandria City Public Schools

  1.  

    Great place to work.

    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Alexandria City Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have one of the best benefits packages.

    Cons

    You can be moved to different locations due to need and budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good school system, but have worked for better

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Alexandria City Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    The kids are pretty decent
    Resources

    Cons

    The rich parents make all of the decisions
    Teachers are encouraged to change grades to please parents

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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