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"Make sure you are completely aligned to their model and are a worker who enjoys being told exactly what to do."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

Pros

Clear data in terms of your student performance. Clarity regarding exactly what will be on the formative tests. All Mastery get-togethers. Great if you are a new teacher with a ton of time to commit and want to improve your basic instructional techniques.

Cons

Mastery is still expanding at a fast pace leaving little time to take seriously any innovation in regards to figuring out how to make their schools sustainable places of employment for adults who have families or want a dynamic life outside of their work days. Fast expansion also means that central leadership message becomes one of command and control rather than inquiry. Quick success seems to have created pressure NOT to change anything right now. If innovation is part of your motivation, then now is not the right time to work here.

Advice to Management

Stop expanding and start breaking new ground for making your schools places where teachers can work for a lifetime. Otherwise, you risk becoming another white-collar sweatshop that hires cheap young labor and burns them out, but has an effective training model in place to compensate by hiring new ones. Such a focus will also mean you are able to innovate beyond the basics delivered by direct instruction and instead add an additional model to the teaching approach that takes students to a level of critical thinking, reflection, and self-management.

Other Employee Reviews for Mastery Charter School

  1. "English Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time

    Pros

    Room for upward mobility
    Everyone works hard
    Good pay and benefits
    Value and implement staff feedback
    Students' learning and best interests are the focal point of every conversation
    My admin allows for some flexible scheduling with preps to balance work/family

    Cons

    Turnover
    Schedules/mandates that sometimes seem illogical
    Little pay/value in continuing education
    Some people in leadership have minimal experience in the classroom
    Not a lot of events for families to attend

    Advice to Management

    Value veteran teachers, mentor new teachers, bring in content experts in the different academic fields, create more meaningful family connections (partnerships between staff and parents)


  2. "Special Education Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastery Charter School full-time

    Pros

    -Professional Development in your content area to support your instructional growth
    -Collaboration between staff ensuring student achievement above all
    -Challenging our students with the rigorous instruction

    Cons

    -Supporting students with behavioral and emotional needs while keeping the instructional bar high

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