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Orange County Schools Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Barbara M. Jenkins, Ed.D
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  • As of right now there are no cons (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large district with opportunities to move up in leadership.

    Cons

    Communication in a large district is sometimes difficult.


  2. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good support and PD availability

    Cons

    Evaluation system not good needs to be consistent

    Advice to Management

    Positive criticsm is beneficial for growth

  3. "Counselor/Social Worker"

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    Current Employee - School Counselor/School Social Worker in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - School Counselor/School Social Worker in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Long working hours without additional compensation.


  4. "Blah Blah"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a legit job tbh.

    Cons

    Area can be a little ratchet.


  5. "OCPS Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for professional development and training

    Cons

    Rapid changes to initiatives, lack of feeling of autonomy or independence to create curriculum

    Advice to Management

    allow for increased autonomy in regards to curriculum design


  6. "Extended Day Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Schools part-time

    Pros

    Everyone treat you like family and a great working enviroment.

    Cons

    Part time and no work during summer. Pay sucks.


  7. "Bus Operator"

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    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No weekends and holidays

    Cons

    I had a great supervisor, but not all are equal. Keep track of your hours worked.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees suggestions.

  8. "Reading Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Reading Teacher in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Reading Teacher in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The biggest perk of working at OCPS is that the professional developments classes are great. One can really build their portfolio of subject area and expertise, most times, for free.

    Cons

    Changes can be difficult for most organization. I believe consistency is key to making sure any Research-Based program work. I don't believe OCPS work with some really great programs long enough to determine its validity or worth before changing to something else. I believe we need to allow educators master a program in the best effort to teach it then allow the students time to learn and practice skills being taught.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to take the time to thoroughly train teachers so that they are better equipped to teach children, then allow children to practice and master what is being taught within a given specified time. of course.


  9. "5th Grade Teacher"

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    Former Employee - 5th Grade Teacher
    Former Employee - 5th Grade Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Orange County Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have all the lessons already prepared for the teachers.

    Cons

    -Pay will not increase until you have worked at least 6 years. However, they will not explain how the tiers work for you.
    -Micromanagement is huge in Orange County School District. You have to have the same things on your walls, teach the same lessons at the same time, and create meaningless power points to guide your lessons.

    Advice to Management

    Help teachers to create better classroom atmospheres where students can actually learn by letting them create some of their own lessons. Also power point lessons do not help anyone really learn.


  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Apopka, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Apopka, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, environment, colleagues, and schedule.

    Cons

    Paper work and child behaviors.

    Advice to Management

    More support for teachers.


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