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Aspire Public Schools Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Pros
  • And I did kind of enjoy the professional development faculty meetings on Wednesday afternoons (in 10 reviews)

  • Recent developments in cultivating positive work environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a struggle if you don't set limits (in 9 reviews)

  • There are the standard long hours associated with all teaching jobs (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Educator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    You will work alongside some of the best and brightest people in the world. They are passionate and create a real sense of community.

    Cons

    Administration, could be doing more. For an entity to claim commitment to diversity ; it remains to be seen. Sometimes- you do feel as though you have too much on your plate. No follow through as far as holding kids & parents accountable.


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    "Charter School"

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

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    - Colleagues are interested in disrupting educational inequities
     - High quality of professional development provided including access to learning from educational experts
     - Made life long friends working here

    Cons

    - The organization has grown too much and lost focus on quality
     - T eachers and leaders still need so much support with transition to common core
    - there is a tendancy to blame teachers for things that are wrong at the school level instead of looking at school leadership

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Leadership Team should reflect the students you serve
    Unrealistic academic outcomes are not inspirational but deflating
    The culture of the organization is not at all what it used to be and nobody seems to be paying attention

  3. "Great environment!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated staff, fantastic school leadership

    Cons

    Students are a bit difficult to control, and support for classroom management isn't always effective...


  4. "Great coworkers, bad pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, abundant resources, amazing kids. Educators truly care about students and support other staff as much as they can with the resources they have as individuals.

    Cons

    Low pay, especially considering the high cost of living in the Bay Area and the amount of work that goes into afterschool planning.


  5. "Lack of leadership and overworked teachers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary, great community of teachers

    Cons

    Students run the school without real consequences for their behavior

    Advice to Management

    Combine restorative practices with actual consequences for unacceptable behavior


  6. "Campus Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Not a long term position.


  7. "Great SPED Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -A strong, balanced SPED department.
    -Widespread eagerness to collaborate to meet students' needs.
    -Respectful administration and school staff.
    -Competitive pay for the area.

    Cons

    -Work/life balance can become challenging as the school year progresses if you don't set boundaries.

  8. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment for growth. Plenty of opportunities for advancement and learning.

    Cons

    Low wages/salary and employee turnover rate.


  9. "Substitute teacher job"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aspire Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays more,free food on Fridays

    Cons

    No support for substitutes. Always ready to condemn or fire you or make you feel inferior.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that these are children.


  10. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great collaboration with those with a common goal

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult. Frequent meetings and PDs.


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