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Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) Lanham Reviews

Updated December 19, 2017
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Lanham, MD

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Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) CEO Kevin M. Maxwell
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  • Long hours is you are in management (in 8 reviews)

  • Class sizes, class time duration (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "School Counselor"

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    Current Employee - School Counselor in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - School Counselor in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time

    Pros

    The health benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Lines of communications are not always the best between HR and personnel


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Spanish Teacher in Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Spanish Teacher in Lanham, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to do as you please.

    Cons

    No mobility. Poor PD.

    Advice to Management

    Allow teachers to develop and focus on building up schools.

  3. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lanham, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping students from diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    Very stressful job! School that I work in is not organized and there were plenty of fights in the elementary school.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on working as a team and listening to the concerns of teachers.


  4. "Educator"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Educator in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Prince George's County Public School System provides opportunity for upward/lateral mobility in the workforce.

    Cons

    Dual work relate responsibility with little support.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Paraprofessional Educator"

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional/Educator in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional/Educator in Lanham, MD

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work in the computer lab I come in contact with all children from K-5 grade level that have or potentially have behavior problems.

    Cons

    There is a need to address potential behaviors that can not be openly addressed in a computer lab setting.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need for resources and direct attention to be provided for those students with FBP's & BIP's to get one-on-one attention from administration in a setting where to rules a applicable to all students to work independently.


  6. "I enjoyed working with this employer as a teacher and seeing the progress of my students"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience working with people who are team players. I liked how the District supported their teachers with professional development workshops and training for the core curriculum.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. I really enjoyed working for this employer.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Good, but not great"

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - PGCPS invests a lot of money into Educational Technology. Teachers have county issued laptops and LCD projectors. Students and teachers have Google accounts. PGCPS is as prepared as they can be for online PARCC testing!

    - Competitive pay (I have been teaching there for 9 years, and make over $57,000). Could be better, but not bad considering where the economy sits presently.

    - PGCPS relies on their good teachers to share what they know with colleagues. It helps a lot to attend a presentation led by someone who has been in the classroom recently as opposed to someone 10+ years removed from the classroom.

    Cons

    - Aside from technology, other resources such as books are not readily available for students. Students often have to share resources.

    - There seems to be a disconnect with what is expected with regards to Math. Tests put out by the math department do not always align with what we teach.

    - The evaluation process for teachers is much improved, but at times seems a little strict. It is nice to have high expectations, but setting the bar too high demoralizes the employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Take a look at softening up teacher evaluations. I understand that higher-ups want to weed out unqualified teachers, but don't take it too far to the extreme.

    - Proofread assessments before sending them to schools! Typos and questions not aligned with what we teach happen too often...

  8. "Nice working environment with a lot of career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Lanham, MD

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the collaborative nature of some staff helps make the job enjoyeable

    Cons

    some staff do not fully fulfill job description pushing the work to the hard working ones


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