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Osseo Area Schools Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2019

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Osseo Area Schools CEO Kate Maguire (no image)
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15 Ratings
  1. "Phenomenal Place to be a Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Colleagues are collaborative, equitable, innovative, kind, sometimes even radical in their pedagogy -Strong emphasis on and opportunities for professional development & equity training -Strong administrative leadership that supports their teachers and develops data- and feedback-based initiatives to make the school run more smoothly and serve student and teacher needs more powerfully -Pay and benefits,... effective union, general funding -Generally positive staff climate -Curricular flexibility and freedom, paid collaboration time, teachers maintain data on students' in-class performance -Great place to be a new teacher. Everyone is supportive and friendly

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    Cons

    -Not all of the Osseo Area Schools are as focused on equity as MGMS -Long hours in after-school meetings, grading, planning, additional prep outside the paid prep periods (this can't really be helped, considering the profession)

    Osseo Area Schools2018-12-28
  2. "Poor District Management"

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

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pros to this place.

    Cons

    District isn't equitable and doesn't treat all schools the same. Money is poorly spent.

    Advice to Management

    Change the district office staff.

    Osseo Area Schools2019-07-13
  3. "good colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    colleagues and other employees at the school

    Cons

    student behaviors and other issues at the school

    Osseo Area Schools2019-05-31
  4. "Loss of Autonomy"

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

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good salary schedule Strong union Colleagues are allies Trying to close the gap

    Cons

    Limited voice as a teacher, top-down directives "One size fits all" mentality from administration Very little opportunity and support for teachers to move into administration - looking for outside people. Chases shiny objects to close the gap, without listening to teachers in the trenches

    Advice to Management

    Recognize each school is its own entity. Return to growing your own leaders who understand the district. Hiring from outside has not worked out so well.

    Osseo Area Schools2019-03-19
  5. "Osseo Schools"

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    Current Employee - SPED Teacher in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are great staff members, teachers and ESPs that make the work so much more enjoyable! The kids are also amazing.

    Cons

    HR and Sped management are all about bottom lines and dollars rather than people or kids.

    Advice to Management

    Give the children what they need, instead of omitting the truth to parents about what support kids are getting.

    Osseo Area Schools2018-06-04
  6. "Teacher's Review"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This district is well funded and the teacher's union is strong. Because of the size of the district and the cultural diversity, there are many schools that provide a great place to teach no matter your passion as an educator.

    Cons

    The district is large and leadership tends to sacrifice building specific student needs in the name of "equitability."

    Advice to Management

    Look closer at student needs according to building specific data and allow for more local decision making instead of across the district mandates.

    Osseo Area Schools2018-04-14
  7. "Great experience as a Kidstop Sub ESP/Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools part-time

    Pros

    You get to set your own hours You get to have meaningful and fun conversations with children You get to wake them up or get them settled down afterschool through extracurricular activities

    Cons

    Staff conflicts and lack of communication with one another

    Osseo Area Schools2018-04-05
  8. "Continuous Building Sub"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, great staff, and a fulfilling job.

    Cons

    The joys of teaching! Some days can be rough being a substitute.

    Osseo Area Schools2018-03-02
  9. "Differentiation and Staff Development Assessment Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Differentiation and Staff Development Assessment Specialist in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diverse student population with a focus on equity work.

    Cons

    Work demands for teachers and other educators.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger consistency and collaboration with teachers.

    Osseo Area Schools2018-02-13
  10. "Enrollment Services Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Coordinator in Brooklyn Center, MN

    I have been working at Osseo Area Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Staff are committed to students' success.

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement opportunities in some areas of the district.

    Osseo Area Schools2018-02-06
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