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Chesterfield County Public Schools Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome
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  1. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesterfield County Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great experience! The kids are good (for the most part). You choose when you come in for work. The staff at the schools are very friendly and keep you prepared.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about. It's a good job as long as you like children.

    Advice to Management

    On the website, I would like the option to sign up for certain jobs a couple of days or weeks in advanced.


  2. "Experiencing growing pains."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Diverse students, big school district, and, professional development.

    Cons

    Lower pay for comparable positions.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your pay.


  3. "Growing pressure on teachers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Nice schools and a nice community to live in.

    Cons

    More paperwork every year with intimidating principals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promise to evaluate teachers on yearly growth.


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  5. "Decent job. Great work environments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Conworkers are wonderful
    Students are a joy to work with

    Cons

    Too much down time.
    Boring


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    So many hard working colleagues, diversity of students, great area to raise a family/ grow up in

    Cons

    Too many initiatives are rolled out each year, feels like the blind leading the blind because admin doesn't always receive training in advance of teachers' implementation, overall lack of experience in the classroom (or at least recollection of own experience in the classroom) at the county level

    Advice to Management

    Too many initiatives are rolled out without substantial training or notice.


  7. "Public Education"

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

    I have been working at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Chesterfield County does a good job making learning student centered. Students come first and the county has done a good job keeping up with societal changes to reflect the world outside of education.

    Cons

    The county has promised to "take minutia off the plates of the teachers" so that they can concentrate on student achievement but the opposite seems to have happened.

    Advice to Management

    Actually remove the minutia off the plates of the teachers so that the focus of student learning can be achieved.


  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    CCPS is a well organized County.

    Cons

    Require a lot of assessments and data gathering which takes away from actual teaching.


  9. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesterfield County Public Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great facilities
    Technology
    Students
    Parents
    Admin

    Cons

    Technology
    Students
    Colleagues
    Administration
    Facilities

    Parents

    Advice to Management

    Pay teachers more.


  10. "Title I Math Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Title I Math Teacher in Chesterfield, VA
    Former Employee - Title I Math Teacher in Chesterfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chesterfield County highly values growth in teachers and therefore provides a multitude of opportunities for professional development. They support their new teachers with a specialized New Educator Orientation which focuses on supporting those new to the career with trainings, mentors, and a network of other new teachers. As for instruction, Chesterfield County is always willing to try new technologies or strategies that have been proven as successful. Overall, they are a great county to work for.

    Cons

    The administration style of course varies in each school. As a county, I do not have any cons; however, the specific school I worked at had a very impulsive leadership team. Classes were changed, teachers moved, and actions taken at the drop of a hat. This made it so that you could not just talk to administration about something happening to talk through ideas and get suggestions. There was no time to reflect on what the best decision would be.

    Advice to Management

    There is not much to advise that would not ask central office to take a larger role in each individual school, and there simply isn't a need, or time and resources, for that.


  11. "Support Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy the 10 month contract. The team-work approach seems to work best. Co-workers to become close friends.

    Cons

    Management decisions are made from a political standpoint and, it seems, without regard for what is best for students and teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Seek honest opinions and act in a manner that is in the best interest of those we serve.



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