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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

APS is a beast in itself. However the students need dedicated teachers who are willing to meet them where they are and provide relevant, applicable experiences academically and about life in general.

Cons

If you are not "of" APS survival can be tough. Sometimes the administrators forget they were once teachers, and some do not know how to divide professional and personal dealings.

Advice to Management

Once the new super gets started things will head in the right direction. APS will then be about the students and not about rank, status, and the adults.

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  1. Dysfunctional Mediocrity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlanta Public Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    making a difference, beginning salary for a new teacher, if principal is good- autonomy in the classroom to do what kids need

    Cons

    bureaucracy, heavy with politics, particularly black sorority/fraternity inside connections, whole system lack of focus on children, general leadership mediocracy

    Advice to Management

    hire for quality, always!

  2. Things Could Be So Much Better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The seasonal breaks are great and most of the employees are sincere about providing excellent service for APS students.

    Cons

    The politics and the current leadership's mentality hinder the progress of the district. This affects employee morale and leads to quality personnel leaving their positions. There also many outdated and antiquated processes that need to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your staff what would make things better and more efficient. Then actually put the good ideas into practice.

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