Melrose Public Schools

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Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Substitute group leader

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    Current Employee - Substitute Group Leader in Melrose, MA
    Current Employee - Substitute Group Leader in Melrose, MA

    I have been working at Melrose Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    wonderful place. staff is great. children are pre-school age and adorable.

    Cons

    position is only a substitute on-call position.


  2. My experience working for Education Stations has been great. I get to work with children everyday.

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Melrose, MA
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Melrose, MA

    I have been working at Melrose Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You get to play with children and have fun. It is a perfect job for college kids.

    Cons

    There is little to no room to move forward in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up with the positive feedback to employees. It motivates people.


  3. Head Librarian/High School Librarian

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Melrose Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people. Student body very nice. Some diversity. Very large school.

    Cons

    This school system does not retain librarians. This school district has a revolving door policy for
    teacher-librarians that does not appear to be consistent with other subject teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Radical review and policy reform to the role of certified professional librarians in your school system and contract agreements.


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    What a nut house!

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Melrose, MA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Melrose, MA

    I worked at Melrose Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are some wonderful teachers who are dedicated, and work hard to educate their students. Teachers work under stressful conditions and there is a fair amount of camaraderie.

    Cons

    The administration is very poor. Discipline issues are handled poorly, students may have little or no incentive to behave. The interior of the building is like a jail, cinder block walls, few windows, nasty lighting. The pay scale is among of the lowest in Massachusetts, giving some idea as to the level of support from the community. Turnover rate is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a backbone! Instead of firing teachers at a high rate, learn to mentor, cultivate and develop your staff. Stop with the catchy phases that "guide" your principles, life is more complicated than that.



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