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Updated July 4, 2015
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Miami Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho
Alberto M. Carvalho
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Pros
  • The school system can be a great place to work, but it all depends on where you are put (in 3 reviews)

  • great atmosphere, ability to help students (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • job can get overwhelming, little room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • You work for public industry for lower pay expecting job security and good benefits (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Clerical

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The principals I worked under were great people with a passion for education and always made sure the students came first.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Miami-Dade also happens to have one of the lowest salaries for teachers and employees. It is sad that they don't take better care of teachers.


  2. I've Seen the Ups and Downs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Teacher
    Current Employee - High School Teacher

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The current superintendent has made great strides in the system to improve things over the years.

    Cons

    The amount of freedom you are given in the classroom varies from school to school so ask around before you accept a position. Sure, pay could be more for teachers, but then again, if more funding from the state were given, more could be allocated to teachers and other staff.


  3. MDCPS is great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So much better than Charter schools. The union is terrific.

    Cons

    The bathrooms are not clean.

    Advice to Management

    Schools also need more security.


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  5. Reading Interventionist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FLORIDA in North Miami, FL
    Current Employee - FLORIDA in North Miami, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Teaching wonderful students the adventures of reading and writing.

    Cons

    Interventionist are only part-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the outstanding work.


  6. Academic Interventionist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interventionist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Interventionist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent for a college student , Hours aren't too taxing.

    Cons

    Generally interventionists are sent to the most problematic schools and teamwork amongst staff in dealing with these issues is rare. You're on your own!!!!


  7. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools

    Pros

    Great place to work. Couldn't be happier

    Cons

    Can't think of anything outside of the typical difficulties of being a school teacher.


  8. sub

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like to work with different kids with different background

    Cons

    Too many kids in the classroom


  9. Being a teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    It is a great district that cares about students.

    Cons

    There can be too much testing


  10. Teacher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time

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

    Pros

    Personally rewarding to see the students progressing in life

    Cons

    Lack of growth possibility in the classroom

    Advice to Management

    Pay teachers more, get better quality teachers and increase retainment.


  11. Middle School Math Teacher

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Math Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Middle School Math Teacher in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you have supportive administration and good camaraderie you will have a great experience.

    Cons

    District and State overhead a pain



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