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Brookline Public schools Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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  1. "Very flexible substitute teaching opportunities for great school system!"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Brookline, MA

    I have been working at Brookline Public schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Substitute teaching on my own schedule is fantastic. Wonderful school system.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of at the moment.


  2. "Substitute teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Brookline Public schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility,
    8 schools to choose from;
    there is a very convenient smartphone application where schools post their job assignments daily

    Cons

    if you want to work every day, be prepared to deal with different classes, ages and subject every day


  3. "Good School System"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookline Public schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a good community that cares about kids.

    Cons

    Same issues as any other school system has.


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  5. "Welcoming school community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Brookline Public schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to interact with fellow staff, strong community culture that strives to promote inclusion, easy access via public transit (bus and T)

    Cons

    Recently lots of admin leaving so a whole new team of supervisors. Teachers have not had a contract for a long time, things are getting heated


  6. "Poor professional development, poor salary, high stress"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Brookline, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookline Public schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brookline continues to have a decent reputation. While the wealth of the district may not increase your salary, the facilities are nice and children are well cared for and have access to important tools as needed.

    Cons

    -Several incompetent and underqualified people fill important positions (principals, coordinators, and other supervisors)
    -Salaries are very low compared to other districts, especially for entry level and paraprofessionals
    -While upper management claims to support professional development when you start, supervision is poor and investment is low
    -Snobbery abounds in both staff and parents

    Advice to Management

    Provide regular evaluations and performance feedback. Train teachers and other staff in how to effectively manage and support paraprofessionals, as there are so many in the district. Minimize the job creep mentioned by another employee - adding more tasks to a teacher's to-do list throughout the year really impacts kids.


  7. "Overworked and Unsupported"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Brookline, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brookline Public schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some excellent teachers at the Pierce School.

    Cons

    Class sizes far to large. Children who needed extra support such as individual aids are not given them. The teachers are overburdened. sup

    Advice to Management

    Smaller class sizes.


  8. "Public School Information Technology Tech"

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    Current Employee - IT Tech in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookline Public schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good amount of holidays, good pay and lots of benefits!

    Cons

    In general not a lot of Cons.


  9. "Good place to start..."

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    Former Employee - First Grade Teacher in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - First Grade Teacher in Brookline, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start teaching. Some grade levels are supportive.

    Cons

    Principals can vary as to how your year goes.


  10. "Solid school!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Compensation a bit lower than Boston but probably easier teaching. Parents can be a handful, especially at higher level classes.

    Cons

    Pushy parents can be a handful. Compensation a bit lower than Boston. Job creep is large - always adding extra responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    More respect for teachers when it comes to negotiations. The town expects the best and should be willing to pay for quality teachers.


  11. "Nice community"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning environment. Nice students body. Committed teaching staff. Convenient location. What else? A great community in general to work with.

    Cons

    Overall I am satisfied. Maybe a better school campus would be ideal.

    Advice to Management

    So far so good.


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