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Jacqueline C. Haas
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  1. "Amazing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Harford County Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      An amazing organization to work for

      Cons

      none, nothing to note as a con.

      Harford County Public Schools2019-02-15
    • "Math teacher"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Harford County Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      Great teachers. Good families.

      Cons

      Terrible pay. Lack of student discipline. Meeting severy day. Old and crowded schools. No funding.

      Harford County Public Schools2018-06-20
    • "Overworked and underwhelmed ..."

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      Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Edgewood, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Harford County Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      Great new teacher training, good benefits, friendly staff at the district level. Co-workers are very passionate about teaching and reaching students.

      Cons

      Unsafe student behaviors go unchecked and without consequence, scores and behavior reports are changed to make school look better. Teachers have little say.

      Advice to Management

      Put less pressure on principals to make their school look good, so that principals will support teachers with appropriate actions, rather than cover things up to up the rep of the schools.

      Harford County Public Schools2018-03-29
    • "Speech Language Pathologist"

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      Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Bel Air, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Harford County Public Schools full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Excellent benefits and supportive staff

      Cons

      Large amounts of paperwork and meetings

      Advice to Management

      Decrease caseload sizes so therapist can spend more time with students

      Harford County Public Schools2017-12-20
    • "Great people"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Great people to work with

        Cons

        Terrible pay and treated as a privilege

        Harford County Public Schools2017-11-28
      • "elementary teacher"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Harford County Public Schools full-time

          Pros

          excellent staff development, great benefits

          Cons

          lower than average salary, some schools have discipline issues

          Harford County Public Schools2017-11-09
        • "Inclusion Helper Long Term Substitute"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook

          I worked at Harford County Public Schools full-time

          Pros

          Great experience working with students

          Cons

          The salary was very low.

          Harford County Public Schools2017-11-04
        • "hcps teacher"

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

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

          Pros

          Good people to work with.

          Cons

          Many teachers are behind in pay steps due to budget restrictions. HCPS is one of the lowest paying counties in the state of Maryland.

          Harford County Public Schools2017-08-22
        • "High School Teacher"

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          Current Employee - High Scool Teacher in Bel Air, MD
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Harford County Public Schools full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Students are awesome and schools are newly renovated with air conditioning and ample supplies. Technology is being updated and requests for educational materials are usually granted. The administration really wants what is best for the students however I teach 165 students in six classes. High schools start at 7:25 AM and dismiss at 2 PM. The school year begins after Labor Day. Whenever it snows school is cancelled.

          Cons

          The system uses the new teacher evaluations which are very stressful. 80 minute Teacher Observations are unannounced and conducted at least twice a year every single year. Teachers are evaluated on a point system for something like 48 specific behaviors. Two or three Administrators conduct these unannounced observations at the same time. They sit and write or look at their phones the entire hour and a half. It seems...

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          Advice to Management

          Be more humane by letting teachers know dates of observations. No one should have to be evaluated the way current teachers are.

          Harford County Public Schools2017-08-22
        • "Admin at Aberdeen High School"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, MD
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Harford County Public Schools full-time

          Pros

          Many fellow employees were supportive and helpful, making some parts of the day enjoyable. Decent health benefits. Good training prior to school year.

          Cons

          Certain staff members in Admin are corrupt, abusive and cliquey, creating an extremely uncomfortable, unfair work environment and morale breakdown in the Main Office.

          Advice to Management

          Don't abuse your employees. Improve ability to have mature and professional conversations, even with subordinates.

          Harford County Public Schools2017-08-05
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