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Perspectives Charter Schools CEO Rhonda Hopps
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11 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mission Driven! Meaningful work. Excited for a place where I can grow.

    Cons

    It's hard but worthwhile work.

    Perspectives Charter Schools2019-01-30
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Perspectives charter school sucks"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really can’t think of any

    Cons

    Rhonda hopps, and the rest of management are con artists, They claim to be making a difference, but the difference really is there paychecks. Majority of the funds they use go into buying the latest iPhones, new furniture, and living a lavish lifestyle. They will spend money like there is no tomorrow, but if it comes to school resources the crickets are chirping. Rhonda hopps needs to be audited. How do they...

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    Perspectives Charter Schools2018-09-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "No Organization"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great co-workers help the environment

    Cons

    No organization, revolving door of employees, leadership would rather force long-term employees out so they can get new employees to pay less

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees that actually stay longer than one year

    Perspectives Charter Schools2018-09-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not the place for long term employment"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The students are amazing once you really prove that you care.

    Cons

    Leadership team is out of touch and practices are outdate. No room for autonomy or mistakes. Expect micro managing of everything you do including where you stand in the hallway and what you eat for lunch. School culture is non existent and discipline staff is unsupportive at best. Lots of racists undertones in the way staff talks about students and even non white staff members. No breaks or work time as meetings are constantly...

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    Perspectives Charter Schools2018-08-29
  5. "Teacher who is very happy"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent school to work at

    Cons

    Better communication with employees at perspectives

    Perspectives Charter Schools2018-07-03
  6. "Former Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time

      Pros

      A lot of passionate people work here. The students are absolutely the best part of the job!

      Cons

      Limited resources, demanding hours, lots of turnover, terrible pay, oppressive school culture that focuses more on behavior than academics

      Perspectives Charter Schools2018-06-30
    • "Special Education Support and Assessment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Understanding leadership regarding personal time. Supportive social network.

      Cons

      Difficulty with general staffing of special education positions. Network is comprised primarily of people who have become educators within the system so there are blind spots with regard to best practices in special education.

      Perspectives Charter Schools2018-05-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Undisciplined"

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      Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Perspectives Charter Schools (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Many wonderful staff members. Supportive community (mostly). Many wonderful students and parents.

      Cons

      Inflexible expectations for classroom standards. Want you to follow their curriculum which has many holes. Very inexperienced leadership in the schools, with few years in the classroom under their belt. Inexperienced teachers with many coming from TFA. That can be a challenge when it is a large proportion of the staff. Undisciplined setting with students not being held to high expectations. Attempts at restorative...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop celebrating and pretending that everything is fine. Hold the students to high expectations.

      Perspectives Charter Schools2018-05-23
    • "Committed school network trying to tackle large problems"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time

      Pros

      It is clear that everyone with Perspectives cares a great deal about the education being offered to its students. There are always positive energies within each school and teachers generally seem passionate about their work.

      Cons

      The school's dedication to serving students can sometimes lead to the staff being overworked in the fact that their love and dedication to their work blinds judgement to not push staff too hard.

      Perspectives Charter Schools2017-09-08
    • "Teachers do not know how to identify with urban kids."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Perspectives Charter Schools full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Young and youthful teachers with good ideas, but they lack the training and knowledge to relate to urban kids.

        Cons

        Teachers are not used to urban students and most act afraid of students.

        Advice to Management

        Need more cultural awareness training.

        Perspectives Charter Schools2017-09-13
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