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Howard County Public Schools Reviews

Updated May 2, 2018
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Michael J. Martirano
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Pros
  • Diverse district with lots of professional development opportunities to explore and expand upon (in 8 reviews)

  • Great place to work, supportive staff and administration, great benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The central office seems to be in the business of running (in 6 reviews)

  • NEW COMMON CORE EVALUATION SYSTEM (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "HCPSS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and insurance benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons to mention


  2. "good for working moms"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good benefits, good hours, good support

    Cons

    no salary negotiations, no bonuses

  3. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work environment and salary

    Cons

    a lot of testing and grading


  4. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very supportive and helpful for staff

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork to justify job


  5. "Paraeducator"

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the teachers appreciate your work

    Cons

    A few of them don't know what they are doing and are insecure that they blame you for the students performance

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified effective teachers


  6. "All work and no pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Howard County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers to work with

    Cons

    Too much put on teachers


  7. "Spanish Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Hanover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent peers and professional learning opportunities and advancement in the World Languages Department

    Cons

    Schools are at or above capacity in some areas. Redistricting is too frequent and confusing to explain.

    Advice to Management

    Build schools to match the expected population, not current housing in area.

  8. "HS Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits such as health insurance, sick leave and personal leave.

    Cons

    High stress job with constantly changing demands.

    Advice to Management

    Know your subordinates before judging.


  9. "Teacher along with many other responsibilities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Time off randomly for holidays, health benefits

    Cons

    poor communication, little requirements on students behavior, expectations that do not meet the needs of the variety of students


  10. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great kids and some good teachers and admin

    Cons

    Central Office is a mess


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