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Madison Metropolitan School District Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "Great co-workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Metropolitan School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with at each school were helpful and friendly. Once they knew I was a first time substitute teacher they helped me find the office and the classroom
    The office staff in almost every school was amazing in the way they helped me and treated me. The principal would even stop in on occasion.

    Cons

    There were a few tough classrooms but in many cases there was someone to help or be a calming presence

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work you do. Your staff and the Teachers are real kid heroes


  2. "Summer work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair wages, dedication to students

    Cons

    Bureaucracy was an issue, slightly odd/hard to remember computer username/password combos


  3. "Central office staff"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Leader of the Advanced Learning Department in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teacher Leader of the Advanced Learning Department in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Metropolitan School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    caring staff, continual improvement with practices

    Cons

    increasing health insurance costs lower overall compensation

    Advice to Management

    improve communication within administration


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  5. "teacher"

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    Former Employee - DISTRICTSpecial Education and English Teacher in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - DISTRICTSpecial Education and English Teacher in Madison, WI

    I worked at Madison Metropolitan School District (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with great people. Can be extremely rewarding. Get to use a variety of skill sets.

    Cons

    We are asked to use system that are not functioning properly.

    Advice to Management

    Perfect all on line systems before mandating their use.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Teacher in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Metropolitan School District (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits , summers off

    Cons

    Administrative issues, constant changes in curriculum


  7. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    I enjoy subbing for Madison. I can work every day if I want to.

    Cons

    There are not many negatives, but sometimes, you get stuck with grunt work. I think this is the case everywhere for subs though.

    Advice to Management

    Hire subs are full-time teachers or risk losing us to districts that will!


  8. "Special Education Cross Category Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Madison Metropolitan School District (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment within the MMSD System

    Cons

    Unstable program for dysfunctional special needs children

    Advice to Management

    Traumatic and dysfunctional environment children programs separate.


  9. "Elementary Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Metropolitan School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated professional staff with a diverse population of students. Generally fair policies make for a rewarding teaching experience. Decent salary and benefits. Professional development available within the district to help teachers continue to grow,

    Cons

    Loss of a contract may bring more demands to teacher with limited time and support. Teaching is becoming much more scripted with little flexibility that allows individual teachers the opportunity to use the talents and skills they bring to their position.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to teachers about what is working and not working. Allow the student population to dictate what and how the students are taught. Remember that all children do not learn the same and stop preaching differentiation while not effectively promoting and practicing it.


  10. "Assistant Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Madison Metropolitan School District full-time

    Pros

    Great staff to work with, flexible schedule, promotes from within, working with kids.

    Cons

    low pay (it is for education), no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on resources and gaining more grants


  11. "Great Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Metropolitan School District full-time

    Pros

    the school environment is such a unique work place. Every person, regardless of position, has an influence on the students.

    Cons

    With the governor's change of the rights of union workers, the benefits continue to change as time passes. Certainly not what it used to be!

    Advice to Management

    The Madison School District is an amazing place to work. My hope would be that, regardless of what the governor does, the district doesn't change how it treats its employees.



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