I have been working at New Urban Learning full-time (Less than a year)
- A committed, mission-aligned staff - Beautiful building that is well maintained - Technology: SmartBoards, iPad carts,
- Untested leadership and staff: The majority of the staff has an average of 1-2 years of experience in their role. - Understaffed, inconsistent systems, high turnover. - Inconsistencies with communication among administration and staff creating a cloud of mistrust.
Advice to Management
Keep your ear to the ground early on and you'll pick up on a lot of structural and operational problems that would avoid. That is, do not wait until the end of the year to take a pulse of the culture. You have a committed staff, willing to go the distance, given you understand the context in which they work and are aware of the issues that are creating mistrust and frustration in working at NUL.
they used to hire great people. not anymore. They can't get anyone good anymore.
Just awful upper management. Principals, teachers, parents, and students are great. The CEO/Superintendent is running that place to the ground.
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