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Aldine Independent School District Houston Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Aldine Independent School District Superintendent Dr Wanda Bamberg
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  • Alot of Office Politics , low pay, no training, unorganized, dirty work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • write-up, no one is a huge team player, you must depend on yourself n true common goals can be reached here, hostile work environment (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Special EducationTeacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Students Are Excellent to Work with

    Cons

    Amount of Work to Get done

    Advice to Management

    ESL Students


  2. "Elementary School Nurse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - School Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Great schedule (you are off at least 1 day off a month), annual salary (so you get paid during spring/summer/winter breaks), complete autonomy, have more opportunities to become an educator (to students, staff, & parents, and more involvement with the surrounding community (which can be a humbling experience).

    Cons

    Low pay, lots & lots of paperwork/clerical duties, limited medical support (the principal is your immediate supervisor and usually doesn't know what you can/can't do), and because you're the only health care professional in the building- you are the "doctor." You can be over used for minimal things (ex: scrapes needing a bandaid & can be managed in the classroom) and under used for important medical issues (ex: the child with Asthma at PE). Also, you are pretty isolated to your clinic so expect most of your conversations with staff to be teaching-related or casual chit-chat.

    Advice to Management

    Create more clinical support systems (especially with new school nurses) to provide reassurance to nurses, strengthen organization with management to staff communication/events, initiate more protocol-related requirements for the school nurse position.

  3. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people who were willing to provide guidance and support.

    Cons

    Administrative was punitive, not encouraging or supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Show teachers respect, support, and empathy that you want them to show the students. Take a personal interest in teachers and use opportunities to build a supportive team.


  4. "RN - School Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Summers off. No weekends. No holidays. Good balance work-life-family. Nursing director is AWESOME!

    Cons

    Too many to list. No possible advancement in career. Overworked nurses. No nursing assistants. RNs do the entire work by themselves with no help. Unnecessary paper work (Invest) that does not even apply to nurses. No support from upper management, meaning, those above the nursing director. They don't provide support for the nursing director and consequently to the nurses because they don't understand the RN's scope of practice. Struggle. High turnover. Unprofessional work environment with principals who think they can do the nurses' work and then think that nurses can do nurse's work and still help around with clerical tasks in the front office, when people in the front office hang around gossiping about the principal. Negative work environment not matter how you look at it. Very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Please become educated about the RN's scope of practice in the school setting, so you can better educate your administrators regarding school nursing. Do not be afraid of "intimidating" your principals regarding rules and regulations in healthcare. Ignorance is not a bliss and only contributes to the turn over rate, that in Aldine is one of the highest. Check other districts and see how many nursing positions they have available against yours. Numbers don't lie.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Highest salary in Houston area
    2. Friendly/professional colleagues on campus

    Cons

    1. No teacher support
    2. Lying administrators...(principal) saying one thing and denying it later
    3. Atmosphere of bullying and fear of reprisals

    Advice to Management

    1. Top down dictatorship style of management has never worked.
    2. Truly place the welfare of students first by educating instead of just passing to give great external appearance.


  6. "Hard worker"

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    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


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Instructional Coach"

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    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It was overwhelming"

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    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


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