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Jon Rybka
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Constructive Environment with Collaborative Coworkers"

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    Current Employee - RePublic Schools Member in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RePublic Schools full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    RePublic is a constructive working environment with collaborative coworkers- All members are clearly dedicated to doing what it takes to improve education within the network schools and, when applicable, in surrounding schools. Team members are intensely loyal to the cause but also hold other values sacred, like relationship building. Members are given a huge number of opportunities to succeed, in different roles and...

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    Cons

    There is a lot of feedback, but it is centered (especially recently) on constructing better schools, better teaching environments, and an upward trajectory for all students. To speak to cons that have been voiced about the network in the past, there has been a deliberate shift within the past year towards building on concrete, tangible evidence in regards to what is best for students and away from jargon-y educational...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep using data-driven methods like the ones instituted this year to inform organizational priorities.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - History Teacher in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RePublic Schools full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -RePublic Schools emphasizes the importance of relationships with students and their families. -RePublic helped develop me into a Level 5 (TVAAS) teacher in only two years. -RePublic provides excellent coaching and frequent feedback to improve practice through thoughtful collaboration with Assistant Principals. -RePublic is extremely committed to the growth of students and teachers, especially through the lens of...

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    Cons

    -RePublic has school systems that are very different from general public schools, so that can be an adjustment. However, with commitment and fidelity to those systems, scholars learn and grow. -There are high expectations for teachers, but that's where I thrive. Some people have resigned because they "don't want to work this hard." -Previous reviews from former employees had experience under very different organizational...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to utilize teacher feedback and increase implementation of student feedback.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Still glad I work at RePublic!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RePublic Schools full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    People are here for the right reasons. I've never worked with a group of people so committed to changing the game for students. The organization has a powerful commitment to preparing all scholars with 21st-century skills, all scholars are enrolled in Computer Science courses.

    Cons

    As is true with all educational institutions I've worked with, some people struggled to find the right cadence between work time and other commitments in their lives.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the focus you've given to the organization through our Priorities!

  4. "Great things are happening at RePublic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RePublic Schools full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    RePublic is very mission-driven. I love working for an organization that is focused on serving underserved communities. The people I get to work with every day have definitely become more like family. When you're doing hard, meaningful work, it's nice to get to do it alongside people you like.

    Cons

    RePublic is still a very young organization and has adjustments to make as the organization grows.

  5. "Great organization committed to excellence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    quality, commitment, absolutely no red tape

    Cons

    for some, work life balance is hard, I loved working so it wasn't bad

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Still regret years later"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at RePublic Schools full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Other teachers are brilliant, driven people who love kids and want to work hard. I'm still friends with some former employees. It's amazing to see what employees go on to do.

    Cons

    I could write a thesis about this school and its cons, but my biggest problems were its treatment of students and the emphasis on testing. The discipline system works for some kids, but some kids have trauma and desperately need a better system. Some kids are just constantly punished when they need a guidance counselor, not a discipline system. The emphasis on testing is brutal on the kids and teachers. It makes teaching...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Many Changes Are NEEDED!"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RePublic Schools full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There aren't many that stand out about the organization at this time. Some people are great collaborative partners.

    Cons

    They are still trying to define who they are after many, many years of existence. They lack people skills that are essential in keeping good people and good leaders. You have to be a certain "type" to be successful here. The jury is still out on the CEO - seems like a good guy but many historical practices are still in place.

    Advice to Management

    Track retention of POC at staff level, leadership level, etc. Analyze trends. Current school leadership and network leadership has extremely high percent of young, white people. Treat people better.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teaching in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at RePublic Schools full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Not sure there are very many pros

    Cons

    The staff at RePublic Schools Nashville are collectively some of the most unprofessional and rude that I have ever encountered in my 20+year career as an educator.

  9. "Decent"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at RePublic Schools full-time

      Pros

      Has a good mission and curriculum

      Cons

      It is a lot of work

    • Helpful (2)

      "Teacher"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at RePublic Schools full-time

        Pros

        Like minded people passionate about kids

        Cons

        Not organized, lack of direction, no work life balance

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