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Baltimore City Public School System CEO Sonja Brookins Santelises
Sonja Brookins Santelises
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Baltimore City gives an Educator an opportunity to make a difference, to be creative, and innovative in implementing instruction(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits, National Holidays off, paid sick leave, great on-site working hours, fair employment practices, yearly raises, room for growth(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is basically non-existent until you've been teaching for several years(in 9 reviews)

  • "lack of support and consideration for the needs of the teacher as a whole(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baltimore City Public School System full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    10-Month work schedule. No two days are ever the same.

    Cons

    Very busy job and at times can be highly stressful

    Advice to Management

    Support your teachers

  2. "Teacher at BCPSS"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baltimore City Public School System full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    -Competitive pay and benefits -Many new schools are opening which brings options for technology integration -Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    -Many schools closing -Unorganized Human Resources Department

    Advice to Management

    Make easier procedures for certification and exchanging documents.

  3. "Overworked and under appreciated"

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      Former Employee - Teacher 

      I worked at Baltimore City Public School System full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great teachers to work with.

      Cons

      Administration can be difficult to work with; unwilling to support you.

    • "This job is making me ill"

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      Current Employee - Special Education Teacher 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Baltimore City Public School System full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I have health insurance/ benefits.

      Cons

      Exhaustion as a management style.

      Advice to Management

      Respect.

    • "Not enough support for new teachers"

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      Former Employee - Special Education Teacher 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Baltimore City Public School System full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The salary and benefits are amazing

      Cons

      Lack of resources for new teachers

    • "Teacher"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Baltimore City Public School System full-time

        Pros

        The students need positive adult role models

        Cons

        The bureaucratic design of the system is not beneficial to the demographics of Baltimore City students

      • Helpful (1)

        "Needs overhaul"

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        Former Employee - IEP Team Manager/Social Worker in Baltimore, MD
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Baltimore City Public School System full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Good Salary, Great people to work with, benefits

        Cons

        Poor management, poor human resources, hard to be promoted

        Advice to Management

        My advice is to revamp your Human Capital department with people who care about the employers in the field and also employ Principals who care and nurture their staff. Also don't promote someone's son or daughter promote those who have shown initiative, have the experience and care about the people they work with.

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        "Do not work for this School System"

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        Former Employee - Teacher in Baltimore, MD
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Baltimore City Public School System full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        I found the support among fellow teachers to be the greatest asset to working here.

        Cons

        The children are falling through the cracks. Virtually every administrator I had had, did not provide the necessary support teachers were in dire need of. Additionally, they base their teacher ratings on state scores of students, regardless of academic progress students have made, if they do not score on grade level. Most students when you get them, are very low academically. Discipline problems are uncontrollable...

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      • "Great salary and benefits"

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        Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Baltimore, MD
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Baltimore City Public School System full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        There is absolutely nothing like the salary and benefits anywhere I have ever worked. I had an awesome school, principal, and co-workers. I loved my kuds.!

        Cons

        As with any job, there is paperwork that usually gets done at night or on the weekends.

        Advice to Management

        Keep asking for and listening to input from staff. Have the same expectations for all staff.

      • "IT Administrator"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Baltimore City Public School System full-time

        Pros

        Good work/life balance and freedom to expand skills and expertise.

        Cons

        Hard for career advancement when you hit a level where everyone above you has been there forever.

        Advice to Management

        Don't require college degree for IT positions

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