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Garland Independent School District Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Garland Independent School District Superintendent of Schools 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)

  • As a younger teacher, I am often asked to take on extra responsibilities on top of the MASSIVE amount of work I already have to do (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Higher salary than other school districts in Texas.

    Cons

    Schools vary in academic performance

  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Garland Independent School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team I worked with was like a family. Great sense of collaboration.

    Cons

    The administration was a bit flaky and tended to play favorites quite often, as well as least favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees equal to one another as best you can. It's hard for others to work their best when they see unfairness.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garland Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Wants the best for students

    Cons

    Constant change in staff

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Teaching is not for the weak!"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Garland ISD provides continued support for their teachers. They offer educational opportunities throughout the year and are committed to having the best teachers. The pay is on-par with other districts.

    Cons

    There is not much support for behavior issues in the school. Although pay is comparable to other districts, it's not nearly high enough for the hours we put in.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training opportunities during school hours and allow us to get subs for the training. When we go to a quick training after working all day, it is not very beneficial. We feel rushed and stressed from the day. Our minds are no longer ready to take in information.


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