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Albemarle County Schools Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Albemarle County Schools Superintendent Pamela R. Moran
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  1. "Music Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Albemarle County Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting and excellent benefits. Wonderful schools.

    Cons

    Overworked. Hired to teach at 4 different schools.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more teachers to cover the amount of work that was delegated to one person.


  2. "Walk the Talk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Albemarle County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Access to some of the best learning opportunities for those critical soft skills. Methods and philosophies for working with a wide range of students and skills are equally applicable to the business world.

    Cons

    Stuck in a 1950's tenured state worker mentality while espousing agile change for a modern business mind.

    Advice to Management

    If you want those you lead to move into the 21st century then you must set the example in your actions and not just your words. Business is defined by metrics and measures (mostly financial); don't avoid the difficult conversations or dismiss ideas different from the norm. Embrace the diversity of thought and grow from it.
    And working on your phone or laptop during a meeting is rude; multitasking was debunked long ago.

  3. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Albemarle County Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working here. Administration is very supportive of growth and development.

    Cons

    It can be challenging and frustrating to achieve higher expectations


  4. "Great Job, Little Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic teachers and staff, great working environment, top-of-the-line education for students.

    Cons

    Teaching Assistants do not get paid very well.


  5. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Albemarle County Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Albemarle County has a lot of resources provided for students.

    Cons

    Quality of work environment varies drastically between schools - serious lack of consistency. My particular school was an utter train wreck, with backstabbing amongst the staff being highly encouraged by the administration, and most days it felt like the animals ran the zoo because of the way the administration preferred the school to be run/the regulations & restrictions placed on teachers of how to run the classroom.


  6. "Stable job."

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Albemarle County Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability. Winter, spring, and summer breaks. Benefits are pretty good. It's a pleasure mentoring youth, and seeing them grow into excellent young men and women.

    Cons

    Some administrators don't care to ask Teaching Assistants their opinion, which would be very useful considering TA's work very close to the students.


  7. "Great Administration"

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    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Albemarle County supported my professional growth and development. This is a county truly focused on the student. Great place to work.

    Cons

    I don't have a single con to offer

  8. "Decent salary, good resources, good colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Crozet, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Crozet, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Albemarle County Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for the area, great students, colleagues were fun and interesting

    Cons

    Administration was sometimes not on-the-ball. County-level administration had mostly lost touch with classroom-level education

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in classrooms simply observing.


  9. "It was easy for me to find whatever I needed including assistance from instructors."

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Esmont, VA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Esmont, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Albemarle County Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are convient to most, give hearty welcomes, wiling to lend a helping hand, opened to suggestions and willing to try new projects.

    Cons

    All students were not treated fairly, some were purposely ignored on a daily basis, and some were set up to fail even if it was their senior year.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all students the same. Make sure all students are included in their class work. Do not set a student up to fail at anytime.


  10. "Okay place to work for short term"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlottesville, VA

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits; summer, winter and spring breaks; opportunities for professional development; good schools / good state grades; beautiful scenery

    Cons

    Very little teacher support; some schools very "clique-ish"; poor administration in some schools; not up front with new personnel; lack of communication between schools, departments, school board, and others

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps administration should receive observations at least 3 times a year- and take information from all teachers as to problems that need to be fixed; be sure that new hires are aware of ALL county rules, policies, procedures, etc (specifically the "one year hire" policy); the adminstration evaluation that teachers are asked to participate in doesn't seem to do any good - the suggestions and comments were never looked into, and no changes were made.


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