Garland Independent School District

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Garland Independent School District Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Garland Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Curtis Culwell, Ed.D.
Curtis Culwell, Ed.D.
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  1. Bus Driver

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with children you meet friendly parents and you have a chance to go back to school through the district.

    Cons

    There are not any do with Garland downsides it's over all a great District to work for.

    Advice to Management

    There aren't anything to say the management is ran very professionely and in a very good and timely manner.


  2. normal district job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the children is great!

    Cons

    The pay is terrible! No way anyone can live off the salary.


  3. Elementary teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Sachse, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Sachse, TX

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many schools have great work atmosphere

    Cons

    High level of direction from admin can restrict freedom to teach with your own style.

    Advice to Management

    IF a teacher is getting the job done and the students are engaged, trust them and let them have the freedom to teach HOW they want.


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  5. Bus Driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and lots of time off. Good retirement

    Cons

    Must be an early morning person and able to discipline children.

    Advice to Management

    Great management and keep the field trip disbursements fairly distributed.


  6. Good support and dedicated teachers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Garland Independent School District

    Pros

    There was support through the district for new hires. The school I was at had many dedicated teachers who had great attitudes. Workload was doable and curriculum was structured but left room for some creativity.

    Cons

    The district was starting to incorporate technology more but was behind compared to other districts in the area.


  7. Average

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Specialist in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Instructional Specialist in Garland, TX

    I worked at Garland Independent School District

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

    Pros

    The best part of working in GISD was the pay. They pay their admin very well.

    Cons

    The worst part was dealing with district leadership who were often unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    The district needs to focus on children.


  8. Helpful (1)

    They don't really have the students best interests in mind.

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    Former Employee - PAP English II Teacher in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - PAP English II Teacher in Garland, TX

    I worked at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The students were some of the best students I have ever taught. They were very well behaved and very respectful.

    Cons

    During one of our planning meetings with a district curriculum advisor, he told me and the other PAP teachers that our students would be tested twice each six weeks and each semester in order to correct a mistake the district had made. When we told him that we didn't feel like our students should be punished for the districts mistakes, he told us that we could easily be replaced for questioning his authority.

    Advice to Management

    Let the good teachers teach. Quit over emphasizing data.


  9. Be ready to work more than you've ever worked before

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love teaching when I am able to teach

    Cons

    So much behind the scenes goes in to working in public education. Overworked and under-paid.


  10. Speech Pathologist

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    Former Employee - Speech Pathologist in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Speech Pathologist in Garland, TX

    I worked at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working with students of all ages!

    Cons

    Occasionally the caseloads were too big, but they provided assistance with another Therapist.


  11. I learned lots of new things here like little of accounting and how to run the copy machines little if oracle.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Aide in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Office Aide in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I do have a very good friend here she is the best she has showed me lots how to do some accounting and some oracle how to order from the warehouse and how to do purchase orders. Its been a great job just very little pay.

    Cons

    Not much of a challenge to me I've learned so much here in the last four years.

    Advice to Management

    I only wished we could get paid much better because for the type of work we do here is like getting paid $7.50 an hour and to work at a school its just so very little pay. The bad thing about it is that I love my job.



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