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Atlanta Public Schools CEO Meria Joel Carstarphen
Meria Joel Carstarphen
63 Ratings
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  • "Large departments limit room for growth(in 5 reviews)

  • "A lot of politics in the school system , it's impossible to advance unless you know someone in the department(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great work place and it's a pleasure every day for

    Cons

    None that I see thanks

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Atlanta Public Schools2018-09-23
  2. "Teaching in the city of Atlanta"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Teaching students that do not have all the advantages I had growing up as a child. The pay is okay for teachers.

    Cons

    Organization and leadership are the biggest drawbacks working in the city.

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-03-19
  3. "Bus Operator"

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

    I worked at Atlanta Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Company has great pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Management doesn't support the drivers when dealing with unruly students

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-03-23
  4. "Pay"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay for most dogs

    Cons

    Disrespectful inner city kids in Atlanta

    Advice to Management

    Help caucasians feel welcome in Atlanta

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-03-14
  5. "When Systemic Issues collides with education"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    higher pay than surrounding salaries, talent co-workers

    Cons

    Corrupt administration, poor staff morale, gentrification. The inner city of Atlanta is still struggling with resources that will help our students excel. A lot of systemic issues affects the classroom which makes it hard to teach, but it is all about the numbers. Mental health should be a bigger topic as well.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your story so policy makers and superintendents can know what really goes on

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-02-26
  6. "You will work for every penny"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent pay compared to other school districts -Multiple breaks

    Cons

    -Admin required way too much with few resources -class sizes extremely large -No major help with discipline

    Advice to Management

    -talk to employees

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-02-13
  7. "APS Parapro"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people in the organization Community sense Great kids

    Cons

    Not enough support from administrators Do not feel Parapros are included enough Higher pay for Parapros

    Advice to Management

    More support Better organizational skill through all of APS A more cohesive school district

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-01-25
  8. "So so job"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Atlanta Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can work based on your availability and you can pick which schools to go to.

    Cons

    The kids are horrible! The pay isn't enough. No benefits.

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-02-02
  9. "Decent Salary b too many initiatives"

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    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Public Schools for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Good pay Ability to save money with 403 B matching Never a dull moment

    Cons

    Too many school initiatives introduced and not carried out Administrators are under tremendous pressure to show results

    Advice to Management

    The seasoned teachers and staff are probably your best assets. They need to be valued more.

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-01-30
  10. "bad schools"

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    Former Employee - Second Grade Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    nothing positive about working for this district

    Cons

    everything- leadership school culture low parental involvement

    Atlanta Public Schools2019-02-12
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