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Glendale Elementary School District Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glendale Elementary School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is supportive admin and technology in the classroom.

    Cons

    The pay and expectations. Also, the PD is not useful.


  2. "Do not work here!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can not think of any other than the younger grades are nice.

    Cons

    Unorganized
    Time wasted in useless meetings
    Too much expected for low pay

    Advice to Management

    Get it together!
    Create a behavior policy.


  3. "First job experience"

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    Former Employee - 4th Grade Teacher in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - 4th Grade Teacher in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glendale Elementary School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My grade level team is awesome! There is a focus on Professionals Learning Communities, and one hour is set aside each week to collaborate together, where we look at data, plan RTI, and develop assessments.

    Cons

    At my school there is a lack of administrative support, which I believe follows the way district supports individual schools. It is hard to get a hold of directors, and likely you won't get a response. Leadership and vision is missing. People in leadership positions are not setting targets and following through to support teachers or hold them accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved. Check in regularly with all your teachers, and give positive and constructively critical feedback. Be ambitious to make your schools better, and talk to teachers, and go to the teachers, not administration at schools to see what each school needs work on.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Many other school districts in Phoenix, avoid Glendale E.S>"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Sunset Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Sunset Vista, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glendale Elementary School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The joy of teaching children. You have the creativity to teach interesting lesson plans.

    Cons

    Where can I begin? No support, no leadership, ridiculous Professional Development. Students have no consequences for their actions. Human Resources is absolutely terrible--- they don't seem to know much and don't tell the truth. After a day of teaching you are totally exhausted beyond belief. No thank you for your work, only criticism.

    Advice to Management

    Have consequences for students' actions. Make sure the teaching teams are working together. So much tension in the school.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "GESD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glendale Elementary School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    2 weeks off at the end of the year.

    Cons

    Management not consistent across all sites.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable for their behavior.


  7. "Not terrible, not great"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students were great, pretty decent facilities, some decent people to work with, for the most part.

    Cons

    Money is, as always, a huge contraint on staff and what can be done. Administration not entirely transparent about additional teaching duties. Too many coworkers who could only speak in negative terms.

    Advice to Management

    I would have been much more satisfied with my service here had admin been more transparent about additional roles that would be added on in the second semester. In addition, need better training for these additional roles.


  8. "IT Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very friendly. Its a positive environment and leadership is supportive of their employees.

    Cons

    Lots of work, not much money for the little extras you need.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing the best you can.


  9. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New program every couple of years

    Cons

    The union does not have much influence.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Potential, but not there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Glendale Elementary School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As with any teaching job, the kids are great and full of potential.

    Cons

    The district and school level administration was poor. Teacher turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in PD and training for teachers. Work on streamlining processes to create more efficiency at the district level.


  11. "Getting better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension, 2 weeks of for Christmas

    Cons

    Politics, government regulations, lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Need to give more guidance. Teachers and principals have too much rope to hang themselves. They're always trying to reinvent themselves which causes more work with unpredictable results. Just be consistent and learn from A districts.


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