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Pros
  • Teachers receive an immense amount of professional development and are always on the leading edge of best instructional practices (in 3 reviews)

  • Easy on the body, simple task list, work with a team, and work with students who WANT to succeed (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Some schools have 25 special education kids to one (in 3 reviews)

  • Conflicting district policies leave campus administrators unable to enforce behavioral standards (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Click in or click out."

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    Former Employee - World History Teacher-Harmon Volleyball & Basketball Coach-Main in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - World History Teacher-Harmon Volleyball & Basketball Coach-Main in Lewisville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lewisville Independent School System (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Vibrant community with deep roots in legacy experiences. Small town feeling with big town accessibility. Passion for tradition is present in the student body enthusiasm. Technology accessibility is a priority...which was AWESOME! Classrooms are hooked up with sound systems, mics and laptops just on a regular. Athletic leadership is a SAVING GRACE. If you are a willing member of the "in" crowd this place offers a supportive workplace.

    Cons

    If you do not 'fall in line' regarding curriculum, behavior/attitude and involvement expectations (must get your Stepford Wives gear out for this production) get ready to sign on the documented line!!! *I signed twice :}

    The walls listen, watch and whisper. Don't let the friendly smiles fool you. I totally did! Even. In. The. Teachers. Lounge. On. Your. Break. Facetious jokes are serious people! SMH.

    Attempts will be made to "reel you in" should you be considered a "loose cannon" by the watchers. More of a detrimental pruning aura of development rather than one of guided growth.

    Coddling of students via admin's lack of backbone nauseatingly present from years of bending over backwards for parents with entitlement values being fostered to students, but this vicious cycle is present in all of education where weak leadership takes advantage of the 'good ole boy' opportunities within the infrastructure. I digress.

    Really silly multi campus situation that students take advantage of when busing between campus' and you can't claim on your taxes because the mileage does not meet the criteria. Ex of possible campus experience- Student attends Harmon for most academic classes(grades 9-10), takes special class only offered at Killough campus (grades 9-10) and then finishes at main campus for athletics. I understand the issue, but it is a cra cra concept. Academically, 11th & 12th grades are housed @ main campus. Each campus has it's own leadership which allows cracks in accountability and discord within the student body.

    Advice to Management

    Don't judge a book by it's cover, the first few pages or the summary you copied from the softball coach's diary. Experiencing the chronicle holds much deeper power.

    "Loose cannon" label sources are counterproductive to share with employees when documenting nonsense situations to cover your own... Invest in Skele-grow and harvest that backbone!


  2. "Good district, but doesn't support employees."

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    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Lewisville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lewisville Independent School System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is excellent, lots of job opportunities available. Good district to grow in learning. flexible work schedule is allowed. offers good training.

    Cons

    doesn't support employees - especially if injured. too much attention given to computer/internet based learning rather than "old fashioned learning". for example: multiplication facts being memorized.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the worker's comp process and focus more on basic knowledge. Need to place people in the "School Principal" position that has clear direction, high student behavior and learning expectations, and will support the teachers.

  3. "LISD - too many politics in the district office."

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    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher - Elementary in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher - Elementary in Lewisville, TX

    Pros

    Relationships built with fellow teachers and students is very rewarding.

    Cons

    District office does not listen to the concerns of the employees or parents.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ones who know what is really going on day in and day out.


  4. "frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly people, good work hours

    Cons

    top heavy in administration, funds do not trickle down to schools, do not treat all cities the same

    Advice to Management

    cut useless dead wood in administration. Get in touch with schools


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