West Des Moines Community Schools

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Job description does not even BEGIN to describe this job.

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Former Employee - Level III Special Education Associate  in  West Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Level III Special Education Associate in West Des Moines, IA

Pros

Wonderful benefits package, time off, and breaks during the school year.

Cons

Very little pay for the hazards of the job, too much negativity, incessant gossiping by teachers and staff. Very little real leadership from the teachers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a handle on the gossip and back stabbing and reprimand the teachers for allowing it to continue in their classrooms.

Doesn't Recommend
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Other reviews for West Des Moines Community Schools

  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    High quality of teachers, newer technology, most students motivated to learn.

    Cons

    Public school district...hands tied by bureaucracy sometimes...not able to always get rid of under-performing teachers. Sometimes it is "who you know" rather than "what you know".

    Recommends
  2.  

    I've worked in the administration office for five years.

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Specialist in West Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good benefits.

    Cons

    No opportunity for professional growth. There is no career--just jobs. Budget constraints for FY2015 and FY2016 will make workloads heavy hamper morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The professional development opportunities are pointless if the experience and learning don't lead to promotions or additional responsibility.

    Recommends
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