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Manor ISD Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  1. "Librarian"

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    Former Employee - Librarian in Manor, TX
    Former Employee - Librarian in Manor, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Manor ISD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of talent. Great technology department.

    Cons

    Keep working on Google certifications.


  2. "The state of Texas needs to take over District"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Manor, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Manor, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Manor ISD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you cannot find any other teaching job

    Cons

    They cheat and lie about everything. Janitors are cheated on their checks. The district does not want any bad publicity to you are told to not to talk bad about the district to anyone outside. They do not properly implement the bilingual program and the special education program. Teachers, especially bilingual teachers are not allowed out of their contract. Professional development is a job. The district uses their own staff to present programs that they are not familiar with. I have never attended a PD that was with an outside program. They misuse data to make themselves look good.

    Advice to Management

    You need to clean house. The same central district people are employing their own family and friends that are not qualified for the job.

  3. "Substituting at MISD"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Manor, TX
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Manor, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Manor ISD (More than a year)

    Pros

    The administrators are friendly. Teaching has small moments that are rewarding within themselves. Choose your own work schedule and which school to sub for. $80/day for full days, $40/day for half-days and most of the work is keeping the students on task left for you by the regular teacher, there were some days during testing where all I was required to do for the day was monitor the hallways by the bathroom. If your goal is to become a teacher I recommend substituting as a springboard, for better or for worse it will give you an idea of what you are dealing with. The district can take a portion of your check that would normally go to Social Security and deposit it in a separate account similar to a retirement account.

    Cons

    It's a lot like being a step-parent to 32 kids at a time who are all to eager to remind you of how little you matter, and how hollow your authority is. Disrespectful students who can often be highly hostile, you can call to have them removed from the classroom, but depending on the time of day you are not guaranteed to get an answer or a resolution in a timely and effective manner. Administrators are quick to blame the subs when order is not maintained and the response is always "Why didn't you call?" There will be a bulk of your class time devoted to maintaining order and refusing restroom requests.

    Advice to Management

    Drive home to your students that the Substitutes are guests who chose to be there, and are not simply cardboard cut-outs for authority figures, they are to be respected and treated with as much respect as any teacher or administrator. Mob mentality has, on more than a few occasions, broken out and spiraled into an uncontrollable class, this is not on the sub, this is on your students for not knowing by this point in life how to behave.


  4. "Teacher aide"

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    Former Employee - Child Care Aide in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Child Care Aide in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Manor ISD (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are around great kids!!

    Cons

    Little pay, doesn't treat employees right.


  5. "Disorganized Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manor, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manor, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Manor ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The community is rich in history, multiculturalism and diversity. Teachers are generally friendly, collaborative, down-to-earth professionals. There are opportunities to advance your skills through professional development: TX State Master's degree program, Region XIII partnerships and certifications, Heart of Texas Writing Project, Gifted and Talented district training and more.

    Cons

    There is high turnover rate at the administrative and faculty levels.

    Advice to Management

    Create more procedures and processes that model well organized school districts.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Manor, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Manor, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Wonderful Staff
    Great leaders

    Cons

    Challenging students
    Lack of parental involvement


  7. "Disappointment."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Manor, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Manor, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Manor ISD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The district puts a great emphasis on technology, and there is a lot of room for growth as a classroom teacher. If you are excited to learn about technology integration tools, then they do offer a lot of professional development around them.

    Cons

    The administration, from the top-down, is incompetent, frustrating, and don't listen. Human resources is awful. They are disorganized, fail to respond to basic requests, and are terrible at professional communication. I was very disappointed from the lack of professionalism. Teaching in Manor can be really disheartening: you want what is best for the kids, but it often feels like no one else worked like I worked.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop leadership skills in the administration and human resources department. If the top of your hiring chain is unprofessional, rude, or fails to communicate clear expectations, don't expect really great teachers to stick around and put up with it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very unprofessional place!"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Christiansted, VI
    Former Employee - Teacher in Christiansted, VI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Manor ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small enough to be in control of your classroom and get to know your students.

    Cons

    Salary is literally at poverty level and administration couldn't care less about what you teach or how you teach. An extremely unprofessional place with double standards all over the tiny campus.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the place and let someone who knows what they are doing take over.


  9. "Manor ISD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manor, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manor, TX

    Pros

    Even second or third year teachers can often find opportunities for advancement that might not come along in other districts. There are a lot of people in the district who genuinely care about the welfare and learning of the kids and if you have the chance to work with them, the job is great.

    Cons

    The high turnover sometimes leaves people in positions who really don't belong there. While many of the schools have done incredible work to improve their performace, others are doing dismally and it really shortchanges the kids. Often decisions about what is going to happen in the district are brought to employees in the guise of a discussion but the decision has already been made. That makes things frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Involve your employees in a meaningful sense in decisions instead of just telling everyone what is to be done when it is too late to change things.


  10. "Great place to work with friendly and knowledgeable technology staff member, upper management can use some adjustment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manor, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manor, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Manor ISD has a lot of growth potential, and the technology department is a great department to work for.

    Cons

    Pay scale is not competitive to others ISD around the area. High upper management is lacking the right vision and direction.

    Advice to Management

    none.


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