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It has been a positive experience

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Certificated Teacher in Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Certificated Teacher in Vancouver, WA
Recommends

Pros

They provide multiple opportunities for professional development and care about student learning above all else. They are very supportive of their teachers.

Cons

There is quite a bit of forced curriculum that is not necessarily the most effective for student learning. They do not give enough time for professional development

Advice to Management

Give more non student attendance days to allow teachers time to prepare lessons and collect data to drive teaching to support student learning.

Other Employee Reviews for Vancouver Public Schools

  1. Great pay and benefits for someone with only an associates degree. Good advancement for those going to school to teach.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    Better pay and benefits than other area districts. Big district with ample transfer options. Strong union that really does work for individual employee needs. Most schools are fairly new and are clean working environments.

    Cons

    Micromanagement by district administrators is too much sometimes. Its as if they don't think teachers and paraprofessionals are smart enough to teach little kids.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in the intelligence of your instructional staff. Their creativity can produce better results than the latest shiny, new curriculum that you were duped into buying.


  2. Beware locking yourself in to sub work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paraeducator in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Paraeducator in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vancouver Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was easy to get hired on as a sub, and I worked with many wonderfully competent teachers and paras for kids with special needs.

    Cons

    Some substitute teachers were totally unqualified to handle special needs classrooms and let the kids go without schedules or guidance at all. Once you're hired as a sub, you have to stay long enough at one school to get an administrator to recommend you. Good luck if you work exclusively short-term gigs or at a school where the administrator quits. If you find yourself in this spot, you're effectively *barred* from permanent employment till you can get an endorsement--even if you've got recommendations from teachers and former employers. Better not to sub at all if you know you're going for a permanent positions soon.

    Advice to Management

    Include an "administrator approval" exception for people that subbed in short-term positions exclusively and/or have recommendations from teachers they worked with.


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