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  1. "Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Mooresville, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at Mooresville Graded School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Leadership has great vision and will provide excellent support to their teachers.

    Cons

    Some of the chains of command are difficult to understand and are constantly changing.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about expectations


  2. "Full-time student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Student in Mooresville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Organized environment with many extracurricular opportunities

    Cons

    Many irresponsible, careless workers and students

    Advice to Management

    Make sure teachers and other staff are qualified for their positions


  3. "Great for student not so much for teachers"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Mooresville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Principals were supportive and the teachers are great teachers

    Cons

    You are either in the "in crowd" or your not. Ideas and concerns fall on deaf ears if your not a select few. It has become a stopping ground for teachers that want to move up to administration and therefore there is a higher turn over. Somehow teachers are aware that some are coming in to just to change stuff then leave a mess and leave. How principals are not seeing that is beyond me.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff!! If someone comes to you with a concern do not treat them like they nothing. And definitely do not be surprised when those teachers leave.


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  5. "Nice, small school district...great if you love implementing technology in your classroom!"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Mooresville, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Macbooks for all teachers and for every student in grades 4-12
    District is small, so things can be accomplished in an efficient manner
    Fantastic resources and facilities
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    There aren't many drawbacks to this district other than with it being a small district, it is harder to obtain enough professional development that will satisfy your license renewal requirements. PD was usually geared towards technology which made it harder to fulfill reading credit requirements.

    Discipline was a little lax in regards to misuse of the laptops.

    Methods to improving EOG test scores seem reactive rather than proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a no tolerance policy towards misuse of laptops.

    To raise test scores, begin remediation efforts sooner.

    Offer more non technology related professional development.


  6. "Small town district opening doors world-wide, the MGSD leads the way in innovative instructional strategies."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Community pride in schools with support for teachers & staff members
    Empowering of teachers to think outside the box
    Providing for multiple needs of students
    Strong advocates for the arts

    Cons

    Increasing student enrollment numbers lead to larger class sizes
    Small district pains for finding funding (the MGSD competes with another school district for county funds)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your teachers to lead within the district across all academic & artistic fields.


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    "Students scores are king; teachers are serfs"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mooresville Graded School District full-time

    Pros

    Small town, so many polite students

    Cons

    Expectation that teachers report for 6:30 AM, late notice faculty meetings
    Unusually cliquey, passive agressive faculty
    Angry parents confronting great teachers who teach for the love of students
    Lack of support from administration
    HR quietly discounting your years' experience so they can pay you less
    Lack of direct "correction" from supervisors-instead, finding out they're unhappy with your performance through gossip
    Emphasis on glossy media image, rather than actual student learning
    Threatening pressure to "volunteer" for after school/evening/weekend events
    Lack of awareness that the Civil Rights Movement took place


  8. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Recommends

    Pros

    I thought the staff was great and supportive. Very relaxed but effective school to work in. Small class size. Lots of supplies available. Great parent support.

    Cons

    Better communication between staff and teachers. Sometimes the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing so to speak.

    Advice to Management

    During this time of cut backs and budget problems it's best to be upfront and honest about everything with the staff members. Don't hide things until the last minute. It's always best to explain why things have to change and what we can do about it.