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Garland Independent School District Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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Garland Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Curtis Culwell, Ed.D.
Curtis Culwell, Ed.D.
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Pros
  • Excellent benefits and lots of time off (in 2 reviews)

  • Morale is high at many schools I visit (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • There were no cons to working for GISD (in 3 reviews)

  • The cleaning staff could do a lot better (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great campus leadership. Cares about kids and employees.

    Cons

    Paperwork, but it's just part of teaching these days.


  2. "A bit hypocritical"

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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 Garland Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Garland offers a relatively competitive salary range when compared to neighboring districts.

    Cons

    The district acknowledges its many faults, but then does few things to change them and blames the lack of results on teachers.

  3. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Educating and working with children is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Administrative demands are never ending, time consuming and don't result in better teaching.

    Advice to Management

    teamwork and collaborating are not just words


  4. Helpful (1)

    "SPED AID"

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

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The teachers that you meet a very friendly.

    Cons

    They overload you with special needs children. Without help from Administration.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging and more of helping in the classroom when needed.


  5. "Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Manager in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Manager in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get the same days off as the kids do

    Cons

    It is less pay than if you are in corporate


  6. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Environment
    Lots of time off

    Cons

    Work Load
    Lots of changes
    Only pay increases for Administration


  7. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Garland Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Excellent commitment to teacher growth and student success

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Paraprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    lots of PTO (school schedule)

    Cons

    No significant raises
    Disgruntled employees.


  9. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teaching
    Current Employee - Teaching
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    strong team of coworkers

    Cons

    Admin is not on your side


  10. "Facilitator of RTI process and teacher mentoring/training."

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    Current Employee - Instructional Support Specialist in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Support Specialist in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, innovative, modernized, 21st century education.

    Cons

    Struggles will creating buy-in on new initiatives.


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