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Madison Metropolitan School District Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  1. "Educational Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Madison Metropolitan School District full-time

    Pros

    The Benefits are the best

    Cons

    There is an always changing schedule


  2. "Madison schools"

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    Current Employee - Educator
    Current Employee - Educator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Metropolitan School District full-time

    Pros

    Focused on objectives and bound to reach them, no matter what, particularily when issues of equity are concerned. This is the foundation of most work for teachers and staff

    Cons

    Bound and determined to work the ×*%÷ out of teachers and staff in order to meet equity objectives, even when many of these inequality issues arise from socioeconomic factors typically beyond our control.

    Advice to Management

    Allow creativity in the classroom. Honor teachers and staff. Not with an email thanking us, but with the day by day valuing of the powerful education going on in our classrooms

  3. "In the thick of it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Metropolitan School District full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration, kids, life learners, resources

    Cons

    The higher ups often forget what it is like to teach in a classroom.

    Advice to Management

    Get into a classroom, be in a teacher's shoes more often.


  4. "Middle School Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Metropolitan School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Family Benefits
    Culturally Proficient

    Cons

    Bad Communication
    Poor consequences with behavior management


  5. "Elementary Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary compared to other states. Human Resources does a good job of finding professional dedicated teachers. The current administration is progressive and generally listens to classroom teachers concerns.

    Cons

    Recent cuts in health benefits and expecting teachers to carry more responsibilities and contract days with compensation. Moral is low due to union busting governor and consistent years with no salary increases. You need to be willing to put in the extra hours needed above and beyond your contracted requirements in order to be successful and keep up with the jobs demands.


  6. "Long Term Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Extended Long Term Substitute Teacher in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Extended Long Term Substitute Teacher in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Professional Development-good support for teachers.

    Cons

    High needs Community Schools are challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your teachers...you are doing a great job!


  7. "Great co-workers"

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    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

  8. "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


  9. "Central office staff"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "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.


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