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Aldine Independent School District Houston Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Houston, TX

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Aldine Independent School District Superintendent Dr Wanda Bamberg
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  • Limited advancement without acquiring new degrees (in 2 reviews)

  • Typical teaching cons such as dealing with discipline issues, standardized testing, administrative nonsense (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Hard worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook/Line Server in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cook/Line Server in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Its a fun place and you get to work with a lot of. different people and you also get to cook for the kids

    Cons

    Need to pay more and give us more hours

    Advice to Management

    Good job having to deal with different attitudes


  2. "Instructional Coach"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Coach in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Coach in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, hardworking educators, lots of resources, and lots of ongoing professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Overbearing mircomanagers, unrealistic expectations, too much unnecessary paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Build more relationships with staff instead of being so demanding to retain good educators


  3. "Competitive salary, can be high stress."

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good paying jobs (for being a teacher salary), many opportunities due to the many campuses.

    Cons

    Can be high stress due to high stakes testing.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees and they will be willing to stay at your campus.


  4. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary-better than many surrounding districts
    Many opportunities for workshops and training
    Ample technology

    Cons

    Micro-managing nightmare
    Pressure to pass everyone
    Mandatory meetings after school without pay or comp time
    Last minute deadlines
    No vision in leadership
    Hostile gotcha mindset for every small detail by campus leader
    Students passed always so reluctant to work
    Endless forms and paper trail required
    Undermines classroom teachers
    Horrible campus climate/very high teacher turnover


  5. "Corrupt"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you aspire to get into leadership roles they are very good at fast-tracking you for them (mostly due to burn out rates being high, so "seniority" or "institutional knowledge" could be a second year teacher). They also offer lots of training.

    Cons

    Leadership is corrupt. Most (not all) are not there for the kids, only power. Reported several incidents that got brushed under the rug because leadership appearance was more important.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize authentic student learning and teacher retention.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It was overwhelming"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Language Arts in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Language Arts in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The salary is good. Where I worked the staff were friendly and helpful. They offer educational training in the summer and throughout the school year

    Cons

    Tons of paperwork, very controlled, reading department required all classrooms look the same, teachers teach the same way. Unable to feel like yourself. Teachers are overworked with no rewards. You will work after hours and on weekends. Not a lot of support from administrators.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your reading program and move administrator around every five years


  7. "File Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I'm a hard work, love to work and love to learn new tasks

    Cons

    Upper Management can be hard to work with

    Advice to Management

    I would love to advance within this company


  8. "Instructional Technology Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Technology Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Technology Specialist in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Retirement 403b after 5 years to get vested

    Cons

    The Invest evaluation system for pay increases.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love the Sch and working with kids

    Cons

    Pay does not reflect the hardwork


  10. "Aldine ISD"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Community to work in

    Cons

    long commute to home in the afternoon


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