I worked at Conroe Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)
Well-managed district, pay is good for teachers, lots of district pride, very professional place to work. Large enough that there's plenty offered to keep staff well-informed and well-prepared but it's not so large that it's a "big city" school. Definitely a place where I enjoyed working for 8 years. I felt valued there.
Not super progressive in terms of teaching methods. Still very "test-focused". Para-educators and support staff aren't paid proportionally to the teachers. They are paid "market value" and in comparison with the districts around CISD. Hard to get a job with CISD.
Advice to Management
Be more open to change! CISD doesn't know everything there is to know about teaching. There should be more influence in teaching methodology from outside, more progressive sources.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Conroe Independent School District.
The principal had already a candidate in mind and she just did the interview to adhere to the requirements. I was interviewed by a panel consisting of 2 teachers, the counselor and the principal.
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