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Memphis City Schools Superintendent Dorsey E. Hopson, II
Dorsey E. Hopson, II
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  1. "Orff is fun!"

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    Former Employee - Orff Music Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Orff Music Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Orff is a great way to teach kids music. The time I spent teaching I loved.

    Cons

    Bad discipline, rude to children, proper grammar wasn't used, parents were not involved unless they were hostile and felt you were not being fair to their child

    Advice to Management

    offer more realistic classroom management professional learning; develop more programs in the community to become a part of it.


  2. "supportive teachers, poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing students and families. Co-workers were very supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Long hours, unreasonable expectations. HR would unsupportive.


  3. "You're On Your Own"

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    Former Employee - Art Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Art Teacher in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to impact kids' lives is definitely a huge plus as well as plenty of time off

    Cons

    There's not a lot of support if you are a first time teacher. I got conflicting views from teachers, my principal, and my Support Supervisor. One says I'm doing fine with my classroom management, the other says I need drastic improvement, and still another says that I am on target to do better next time.

    Advice to Management

    Please help teachers better with adjustments to the workload and classroom management


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  5. "Total Hell"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Summer breaks were lovely, as were other breaks

    Cons

    Incompetent and capricious administrators, underfunded, dangerous working conditions

    Advice to Management

    better pay, give teachers more prep time


  6. "Foreign Language Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Language Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Language Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good starting salary, working with kids can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    No support from the upper admins. Zero. You are expected to spend your own money and lots of it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your teachers like the professionals that they are and listen to their input. They are the ones who actually interact with the children, so show a little support for the kids by supporting the people who care for them.


  7. "Coaches"

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    Former Employee - Match Coach and Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Match Coach and Specialist in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Memphis City Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional development for teacher leaders. I learned and grew a lot.

    Cons

    It would have been great if the system had the capacity to fund teacher leaders long term.


  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Students were the best .

    Cons

    Had to merge with another district.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Principal"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Principal in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Memphis City Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Given autonomy to select teachers and other faculty members to meet the diverse educational needs of students, many of which are below grade level in both reading and mathematics.

    Cons

    Many times the resources needed,(i.e. extra personnel for tutoring, remedial reading and math programs on computers, and adequate technology,etc,) to meet the diverse needs of students were not available during the school year.

    Advice to Management

    Fund schools with the needed resources to adequately meed the needs of struggling learners.


  10. "Financial Secretary"

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    Former Employee - FINANCIAL SECRETARY/AFTERCARE COORDINATOR in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - FINANCIAL SECRETARY/AFTERCARE COORDINATOR in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memphis City Schools (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This was a good working environment. However, it is no longer in existence.

    Cons

    This district is longer in existence.


  11. "No respect"

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

    Pros

    Off during the summers and holidays.

    Cons

    They had a lack of respect for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Change



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