I worked at Frederick County Public Schools full-time
Of course, the main pro or con will be the school environment and your individual principal. This is for FCPS overall.
- Forward thinking leadership from Superintendent Alban and Central Office Staff
- Increasing availability of technology to use in the classroom (one of Dr. Alban's pet projects)
- Solid curriculum leadership (at least in my department)
- Salary and raises are governed by the County which brings politics into the mix. Politics and education does not mix well - in fact, the two should NEVER be in the sentence.
Advice to Management
Do NOT move poorly performing principals from one school to another. If a school is suffering from poor management it is the principal at fault, not the teachers. Moving a principal will not improve his or her management skills and only fosters pain on a new group of people. Central Office must either train/retrain or let go of poorly performing administrators.
I applied online. I interviewed at Frederick County Public Schools.
No interview. There are some training modules that you must take online (cost was minimal), and pass with an 80% (not difficult), get a T.B. test done with negative results, pass background checks, and approval process through the School Board.
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