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Miami Dade Public Schools Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Miami Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho
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  • Very low pay considering a graduate degree is required (in 10 reviews)

  • There is not too much room for growth (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Administrator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability, professionalism and good long term benefits.

    Cons

    Salary increases needed for the level of education required


  2. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's ok good benefits and opportunity

    Cons

    Not bad good opportunity to start

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Education"

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    Current Employee - Education in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Education in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Children are our future. Amazing, loving, everyday is different. Coworkers are always willing to help most of the time.

    Cons

    Salary teachers don't get in it for the money, I need two jobs to feed my family. I don't think it's fair teachers need to be supported for all we do.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what it was like to be in the classroom? Stop and think is what I'm asking these children to do developmentally appropriate?


  4. "Salaries stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Summers off, but most teachers I hear work.

    Cons

    Salaries are stagnant and need improvement.

    Advice to Management

    budget more for teachers salaries and supplies.


  5. "Both good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teaching Schedule
    Helping students
    Work with good people

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations
    Not enough support
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to teachers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor increase in salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like the Teacher work days that they give for planning time.

    Cons

    I started at 40K gross salary with a Bachelors degree and now I have a PhD with 15 years in the system and my salary is only 44K. Extremely weak salary and cost of living is high in Miami.

    Advice to Management

    My salary should be at least 80K with a PhD and 15 years in the system. Instead it is 44K. Something is wrong!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Substitute Reveal"

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

    I worked at Miami Dade Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The days I made a difference for kids about to face the same things I did going to college

    Cons

    Substitute teachers face a level of hostility and disrespect that needs special training, I suggest hostage negotiation training to deal with difficult psyches and high stress situations. This goes unaddressed in the school system.

    Advice to Management

    Offer training that is aimed at taking command of different types of difficult psyches in the opening of an hour class. Substitute teaching is often used to have a "warm body" in the classroom, but in truth it is the most difficult form of teaching. Teachers who have repercussions of grades for bad behaviour and an assumed respect that they are the "real" teacher never face the level of treatment a substitute has to go through each hour. Counciling and better monitoring of the well-being of temporary instructors is recommended, as well as a respect all teachers awareness raising campaign.

  8. "Low Pay but Lovely Students"

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    Current Employee - High School Science Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - High School Science Teacher in Miami, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    love my kids, opportunity for bonuses

    Cons

    management consumed by politics, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    less politics, more efficiency


  9. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Teaching Experience
    -One of the largest districts in the country
    -Vacation time (10 a year on top of school vacations)

    Cons

    -structure and systems vary from school to school


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ESE Teacher"

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    Current Employee - ESE Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - ESE Teacher in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Miami Dade Public Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Time off is the only nice thing really...

    Cons

    No support from administration. It's all about money(or lack thereof)

    Advice to Management

    Support your teachers


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