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Frederick County Public Schools Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at Frederick County Public Schools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Choose days / hours you want to work
    Minimal Supervision

    Cons

    Students can be disrespectful depending on what grade / where you teach
    Pay is average


  2. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Winchester, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, local travel to schools, school hours and calendar.

    Cons

    When you're new and don't know the schools, teachers, etc., you can expect to have to deal with students that have very bad behavior and whom do not want to be in school. Some subs who have been doing this for awhile get very chummy with certain teachers who call them to set-up assignments ahead of time. You have to be very proactive to look for the next job in the system, so it's hard to get assignments for every single day.
    Considered part-time, even if you can land an assignment every day, so there are no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more money for long-term subbing assignments. Have a clear description of the content being taught on an assignment, as opposed to just a code number that has no meaning to subs.


  3. "Instructionsl assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Support from head teacher and admin. No work after school ends. Great schedule.

    Cons

    Reslly no cons- this is a good position for parents who want to work the ssme schedule as their children.


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  5. "FCPS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Frederick County Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smaller school sizes than other counties
    Dedicated teaching staff

    Cons

    Pay scale one of the lowest in MD


  6. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Teacher in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frederick County Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The students, for the most part, were wonderful. Department members were collaborative and always have your back.

    Cons

    Administration cares more about befriending students and parents than about doing the right thing or proper discipline. Students hit and threaten teachers, staff, and and other students and their only punishment is a parent conference.

    Advice to Management

    Support your teachers and stand firm on discipline. Students and parents cannot rule the school.


  7. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Teacher in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work schedule same as my kids

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant and you're out of luck if you don't know the right person

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring people who are not related to you


  8. "Literacy Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere in the school

    Cons

    No real downsides except too much to do and not enough time to do it all

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay focused on the kids


  9. "elementary math interventionist"

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    Current Employee - Math Specialist in Rocky Ridge, MD
    Current Employee - Math Specialist in Rocky Ridge, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frederick County Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent benefits, training opportunities, family-oriented

    Cons

    lower pay scale, top-heavy administration


  10. "Great schools but poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frederick County Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The teachers are helpful and it's a great place to get started as a teacher. The HR dept. helped me find a place to live and get settled in the area which is really nice.

    Cons

    I quickly learned that the leadership changes annually. For some reason, principals don't stay. If they do, they are terrible. I had one who forced me to quit. She made up false information while observing my classroom in order to push me out the door. I miss the students and the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Check the principals


  11. Helpful (1)

    "substitute"

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

    Pros

    daily work, system easy to use, get to work with children

    Cons

    not enough support from administrators, class sizes way too large. Not enough consequences for disruptive students. Felt unsafe in several schools

    Advice to Management

    take more interest in whats going on and support your staff. The schools have become unsafe



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