Nobel Learning Communities

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Great kids

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Former Employee - Assistant Principal
Former Employee - Assistant Principal

I worked at Nobel Learning Communities full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The families were wonderful. It is hard not to like your job when you are around kids all day. Curriculum is thoughtful. Prepackaged marketing materials are great for school leaders with educational backgrounds.

Cons

Low standards when it comes to school-level leadership. Some school administrators do not have advanced degrees. High turnover coupled with stagnant staff (but that may have just been in my location). Low salary (I left a 12 month position as an assistant principal with Nobel to take a 10 month position as a teacher with a higher salary at a school just a mile down the road).

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High quality (not more) training and professional development sessions. Consider presenters from outside organizations to present to regional staff. More transparency with operations.

Recommends
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No opinion of CEO

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    It is a CORPORATION and corporations want one thing only: Large profits.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nobel Learning Communities full-time

    Pros

    The children and their families. (This should be why the school exists!)

    Cons

    It is only about making money and producing an inaccurate image to the "future enrollments" so they can sell it to them. The tour is tailored to "what the parent is looking for." So what one parent wants may differ from another, but you need to enroll both. The admissions coordinator who "works with you" is actually working for schools in a few states and is located in the corporate HQ in Pennsylvania! Ridiculously low pay for everyone employed except, guess who? Corporate! Unrealistic goals. Training is practically non-existent. Long hours if salaried. Budget does not allow for supplies and materials, adequate repairs in the building or equipment, food that is healthy or above average staffing; and so much more to list! Much more time is spent with reports and in the office than with the reason they are supposed to be operating: for the development of the whole child and helping the families as well as training the teachers. It is literally a very toxic environment by working for this company. Gossip is tolerated and actually modeled by management and corporate; so is competition among the schools and within each school. It is amazing how many parents do not know the difference between these schools and what a true child development center should be. This is what they have come to accept. Very, very sad...for the child who attends for a long period of time.

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    Where to start? Try the ones above and all the other negative and helpful comments from others on this website. I do not hold out any hope for improvement . It must come from the top two and others in the inner circle...then trickles down to the rest who either have bought into it or have to keep their job and compromise their principles...if they have some. . It is very, very sad because it is the children who are the most affected in the end. Along the way...the rest of the employees are, too. . Maybe they don't even realize what they have become after a while. They are not good for children - that's for certain. Is any corporation?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    One of the Best Education Companies to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nobel Learning Communities full-time

    Pros

    I love the support from home office. You feel like you matter and the Executive Director really listens to each employee. Here you are more than childcare, you are a teacher and you work at a school. The ED knows how to challenge each school admin. team to perform their best.

    Cons

    For Principal/assistant principal hours can be long and include the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep checking in with the people on the ground level. We enjoy working here and we don't want to feel like we have been lost to "corporate." Nobel has been a great blessing for the schools here in Colorado.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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