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Good for experience, not a life-long career employer.

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Current Employee - Intructional Staff in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Intructional Staff in Detroit, MI

I have been working at National Heritage Academies

Pros

NHA likes to stay current on new studies and trends in the field of education, and with a K-8 setting, you really get to know the students personally.

Cons

It is a corporation. You are not given a contract- you are an at-will employee, which is stressful. You are often serving low income and urban students who can be difficult and challenging, while often not receiving any support by administration or parents. Also - your 'prep' time is when meetings are scheduled with admin, and you have to eat lunch and supervise your students eating theirs in your classroom. No potty breaks, no time to get to the lounge for anything.

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Teacher turnover is important. The longer they stay with the company, the more expertise they have and can be the competent educators that corporate wants. However, with low pay and the overwhelming paperwork, and often unsupportive administration, makes this an extremely negative environment to work in. Even if higher pay cannot be accomplished, a lunch to ourselves would be nice. We often feel more like babysitters than professionals.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Wyoming, MI
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Wyoming, MI

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies

    Pros

    Great people to work with. There is a high parental involvement , so the kids are usually great to work with.

    Cons

    Substitute teaching can cause strain on kids who do not like change and so they act out. Some discipline problems can be taxing.

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    I would suggest a gifted program.

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  2. NHA Leadership and Culture

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies

    Pros

    Charter school provides some freedom and flexibility in curriculum and teaching methods
    Fellow teachers are willing to provide help and support for new and less experience teachers

    Cons

    Lack of leadership experience
    Uncompetitive salary
    McGregor Theory X style leadership
    Blame Culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute an innovative culture that includes a systems theory approach to solving strategic problems. Institute a collaborative and collegial style leadership that is congruent with a learning organization that adapts well to local educational markets.

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