Vancouver Public Schools Reviews in Vancouver, WA

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    High quality professional development for teachers

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at Vancouver Public Schools part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, knowledgeable management and staff. Great place to work part time as a student because they are very flexible when it comes to scheduling.

    Cons

    There aren't many Downsides other than the obvious fact that you need to either be a licensed teacher or a student currently enrolled in VPS to qualify for a majority of the jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
  2.  

    It has been a positive experience

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    Current Employee - Certificated Teacher  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Certificated Teacher in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Vancouver Public Schools

    Pros

    They provide multiple opportunities for professional development and care about student learning above all else. They are very supportive of their teachers.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of forced curriculum that is not necessarily the most effective for student learning. They do not give enough time for professional development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more non student attendance days to allow teachers time to prepare lessons and collect data to drive teaching to support student learning.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great pay and benefits for someone with only an associates degree. Good advancement for those going to school to teach.

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Vancouver Public Schools

    Pros

    Better pay and benefits than other area districts.
    Big district with ample transfer options.
    Strong union that really does work for individual employee needs.
    Most schools are fairly new and are clean working environments.

    Cons

    Micromanagement by district administrators is too much sometimes. Its as if they don't think teachers and paraprofessionals are smart enough to teach little kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in the intelligence of your instructional staff. Their creativity can produce better results than the latest shiny, new curriculum that you were duped into buying.

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