Rochester Public Schools

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    I love my job, work very hard and am proud to be a teacher.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Rochester Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Rochester Hills, MI

    I have been working at Rochester Public Schools

    Pros

    It is generally a supportive environment with generally strong parent support. Unfortunately the current economy and political atmosphere, especially in Michigan, make teaching a less than attrractive option for college students to consider.

    Cons

    The same problems most districts in Michigan are encountering: tough choices budget-wise, with teachers baring the brunt of the cuts.

    Recommends
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    Committed teachers laboring under misguided leadership

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Rochester Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good professional development opportunities. Supportive colleagues. Some excellent teachers who truly take their profession seriously and do everything they can for their students.

    Cons

    Lack of institutional support for certain subject areas. Lack of clear vision from the top. Scattershot approach to a quickly changing immigrant population. Confusing bureaucracy,

    Doesn't Recommend
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    chemistry teacher - Rochester MN Public Schools

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Rochester Public Schools

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good for teaching.

    Cons

    the kids are allowed to do whatever they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set some limits on the kids not the teachers

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    OK to work here but not as good as it seems

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Rochester Public Schools

    Pros

    Many different places to teach. A variety of school settings and choices. Opportunities for professional growth. Emphasis on current teaching philosophies and district provided in-services. Higher rate of pay than other communities in the area. Has pay lane for those with post master's degree. Good mentor program for new teachers. Ability to move from one school to another if you want a change in setting. Schools have technology and maintain technology focus. Pleasant community to live in with educated population. Closeness to Mayo clinic and first rate health care.

    Cons

    Favoritism by principals. Lots of beauracracy. Competition for best teaching positions. Rochester is not an exciting town to live in. Expensive cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More objectivity in promotions, hiring and firing. Provide more opportunities for teacher growth.

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    Past superintendent has made staff morale an all time low

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rochester Public Schools

    Pros

    Kids, teachers, staff and making a difference

    Cons

    Board, cabinet and past superintendent

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Rochester Public Schools

    Pros

    This is a nice place to work, it is a supportive environment, teachers with more experience are very helpful in giving advice and tips, children generally well-behaved

    Cons

    Depends very much on the district, some districts are wonderful to work for and some seem a lot more difficult mainly because they are located in problem areas of the city, weather is terrible in the winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership does a good job of keeping employees aware of updates, changes, etc, they respond quickly to issues or problems

    Recommends

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