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"Passionate people, plenty of resources... but in the end, it's a bureaucracy"

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Former Employee - Teacher
Former Employee - Teacher
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Positive Outlook

I worked at Mounds View Public part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Kids are well behaved (yet human, not robotic)
Most teachers are passionate and work hard
Administration tends to play a supportive, non-invasive role
Google Apps for education!
Great special ed programs

Cons

Like so many school districts they have begun equipping every teacher with an iPad and every classroom with a set of laptops but they have glossed over the educational technology strategy they will need to utilize those assets. These things can be used to teach kids, but currently, they are simply a distraction.

While special ed is extremely important, more focus needs to be placed on the high preforming students. They are being "enriched" with rigorous coursework, but some creative thinking and street smarts should be added to the mix.

Advice to Management

Your employees already want to work for you. MV is the best district in MN to work for. Don't leverage dumb perks.

I support equipping your teachers with technology, but they need to know HOW to use it. Hire some 20-somethings to teach them. And please pour more resources into the IT and IT support networks so that technology is never a headache.

Other Employee Reviews for Mounds View Public

  1. "Excellent School District"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Administrative in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - District Administrative in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mounds View Public (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented leadership, excellent faculty, supportive community, diverse and vibrant student body

    Cons

    I do not have information for this cell.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Spec ed teacher"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Mounds View Public part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and supportive teachers and paraprofessionals. Parents are involved.

    Cons

    Special education is overworked. If part-time, they don't give prep time and fill your schedule. You are given hours of work at hire, but after being hired you are expected to work over and above your hours to complete your work. Spec ed teachers complete evaluations here, which adds a lot to the workload. Other districts have evaluations completed by a separate team. Meetings constantly over and above work time.

    Advice to Management

    Management should realize if they treat employees respectful and protect them by not giving them an unattainable workload, they will keep happy employees who want to work there long term.


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