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CMCSS Reviews

Updated December 23, 2016
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  1. "Educational Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, Get to work with many different grade levels

    Cons

    Compensation is low, little/no opportunities for growth/promotion


  2. "SPED Aide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CMCSS full-time

    Pros

    I get to help kids in need

    Cons

    Dealing with behavior students when the have a meltdown


  3. "Classroom Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great community of teachers; motivated staff; Many employees have a forward-thinking attitude

    Cons

    Could offer more professional development opportunities, besides in-house workshops


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  5. "Enjoyed working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at CMCSS full-time

    Pros

    Fellow employees were great to work with and not disgruntled employees.

    Cons

    Stressful at times due to student behavior.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CMCSS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The faculty and staff at CMCSS were very supportive.

    Cons

    CMCSS has stricter guidelines than some school districts.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management.


  7. "Good district with some flaws"

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    Former Employee - Government Teacher
    Former Employee - Government Teacher

    I worked at CMCSS full-time

    Pros

    The faculty is amazing at the schools. I was free to make my own curriculum as a non-tested subject.

    Cons

    The district office was more concerned about their image in the news than supporting teachers. Very focused on testing.


  8. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The online system they have is very useful in helping you choose when and where you want to work, as well as taking off days ahead of time. The people at the main office are also very polite and helpful in answering questions; It's a pleasant experience to call into the main office to speak with someone. It was wonderful to be able to consistently come back to certain schools and establish some sort of rapport with classes and adjacent teachers.

    Cons

    A lot of the time, I did not feel valued as a substitute teacher because of the tone of emails and pre-recorded phone call messages. That being said, I understand that sometimes there is a huge demand for subs and they do this on a daily basis, so the situation can get stressful and repetitive. Also, the initial orientation and training also left me feeling like they were prepared for the worst from the subs, which sort of deflated a great deal of positive motivation. As someone with experience in teaching, I left the training feeling more discouraged to be substituting.

    Advice to Management

    Make an orientation that is more hands-on and interactive for prospective substitute teachers. Reading off of PowerPoint slides and watching videos for a few hours is just not effective. As an educational institution, I feel that you should be demonstrating how we should be subbing. Give inexperienced teachers ideas for classroom techniques and activities through delivery of your own content; lead by example.


  9. "Depends on the school (subbing)"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CMCSS part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like being able to take days off that I need without having to get it "approved."
    Most schools have friendly office staff and teachers that more than willing to help.

    Cons

    Some schools (very few) have unwelcoming office staff and teachers who seem "put out" if you ask them a question. This usually happens when the teacher doesn't leave good sub plans though.


  10. "Its ok"

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Clarksville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great for parents allows you to be off when your kids are.

    Cons

    not enough money. They play favorites. No help from your manger or from the school when a bus has kids that are out of control.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally. When people ask for help. Don't give them push back.


  11. "Could be a better place with firing some duds"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant in Clarksville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CMCSS part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with kids, impacting lives in a positive way, summers off, good co-workers who care, great hours. Teachers genuinely care and try to do their best.

    Cons

    Higher ups micromanage, rarely know what's actually going on, and do not support staff under them. Employees are easily thrown "under the bus." If you suck you get promoted, if you're good at your job be ready to take on more work. There is also a distinct line between importance of salaried vs hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Respect all employees equally and implement a team work mentality.



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