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Miami Dade Public Schools Reviews

Updated Sep 30, 2019

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3.5
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Miami Dade Public Schools CEO Alberto M. Carvalho
Alberto M. Carvalho
152 Ratings
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  • "Low pay and can’t make more as a teacher(in 22 reviews)

  • "Part time position , no term limits(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "teacher in dade county"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    challenging, rewarding ,nearby , fulfilling, interesting

    Cons

    low pay, paperwork, parent support,hours

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-09-24
  2. "Teacher at Dade Schools"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At my school had very supportive parents

    Cons

    Having to follow pacing guides Lack of resources

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-09-30
  3. "first grade teacher"

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    Former Employee - First Grade Teacher 

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    It is a great place to work

    Cons

    It has a lot of growth

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-09-05
  4. "Great but mission but poor pay and professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There is nothing like working with students. The communities and students of Miami-Dade are diverse, warm, and filled with potential. The same can be said of many of the teachers with whom you work.

    Cons

    Professionalism and development are at the bottom of priorities in this district where nepotism and connections decide who gets promotions. Thus, folks in leadership don't always have the skills to lead.

    Advice to Management

    Articulate a deeper and better vision that isn't focused on cosmetic fixes.

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-09-18
  5. "Teachers dont get paid enough"

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

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great kids to teach - they were fun

    Cons

    Not enough pay - I worked all day Sunday and all week too

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-09-08
  6. "Education"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Retirement , Talented Teachers, Inquisitive Students, Excellence in Teacher Inservice , Quality Experiential Education ...

    Cons

    Low pay, poor work to life balence, and high health care copays.

    Advice to Management

    Support Teachers and advocate for better health care and help to lobby for lower copays and more choices.

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-08-01
  7. "ESE Teacher"

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    Current Employee - ESE Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pros are the majority of the students and families you come across that make it better as well as coworkers!

    Cons

    The classroom size is huge, there's little to no assistance, and you're expected to perform miracles for little pay. In ESE, your students still have to take the standardized assessments and their score counts towards you!!! Everything now a days is data driven and the set up for a lot of these classrooms is atrocious and as a result the teacher and students suffer. You have observations numerous times and although... many administrators are wonderful, the system is horrible!!! oh and nothing you ever do will ever be enough! You pay for your entire classroom and don't have enough books for your students and have to buy for them with your own money.

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    Advice to Management

    The school system in MDPCS needs to reevaluate a lot of things as many teachers are leaving the career since it gets worse and worse each year or moving to other districts in order get better pay and better environment.

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-08-31
  8. "Great place to work and feel like you're really contributing to your community"

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    Former Employee - Interventionist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible hours for this position, meaningful work with students, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes the role involved working in non-related tasks to the job

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-07-20
  9. "Really depends on the school you end up at"

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    Current Employee - Interventionist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    The pay is really nice, especially for a part time job.

    Cons

    As a part timer you can't register with multiple schools to circumvent the 25hr per week cap

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-07-17
  10. "Just Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Psychologist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The students and teachers were a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, no resources, no support.

    Miami Dade Public Schools2019-08-17
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