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  1. "Hard Work Pays Off"

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    Current Employee - Elem Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Elem Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Students, Collegues are a plus to be around, as well as Management

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork. Wish it was more modernized.


  2. "Great District"

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    Former Employee - EC Director in Magnolia, TX
    Former Employee - EC Director in Magnolia, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Faculty is really helpful and well-educated.

    Cons

    The work day at the HS doesn't end until 4 PM.

  3. "Good District"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Spring, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pays well
    Superintendent is awesome
    Great professional development

    Cons

    Some principals unfortunately need replacing


  4. "Good School District"

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    Former Employee - Certified Elementary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Elementary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cares about their employees
    Even the title one schools receive decent funding
    Did a great job of recognizing top teachers for their hard work and dedication

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible (Health insurance is not very good. Almost best to get an outside vendor)
    Hard to get time off (as with any teaching job)
    District is still in early part of restructuring with new superintendent (but he is trying to really make it a top notch one)

    Advice to Management

    Overall the plan you have implemented, seems to be working. I am excited to see where this takes your kids in the long haul


  5. "Director of Application Support"

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    Current Employee - Director of Applications Support in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Applications Support in Cypress, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The challenges and learning experience are great. the people go out of their way to help.

    Cons

    Red tape slows change and progress.


  6. "speech pathologist"

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    Former Employee - Speech -Language Pathologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Speech -Language Pathologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spring Independent School District (Less than a year)

    Pros

    In spring, the pros were flexible hours, daytime hours, good caseloads and good support from the SLP staff and schools assigned to in the district.

    Cons

    The major con to working in Spring ISD was the increase in paperwork. The demands brought about conflict with time to deliver services to the children.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, Spring ISD was a good school district with good support for SLPs. I enjoyed the freedom to implement therapy services according to my professional judgement.


  7. "Subs get advantage with professional attire"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist and Certified Teacher in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist and Certified Teacher in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff members are amazing people to work near and are always actively engaged in the children's best interest in attempts to teach and care for them. The Aesop substitute schedule system made placement easy and convenient.

    Cons

    Low wages pose a financial imbalance when the teacher has her own children in daycare. High students to teachers ratio can strain the classroom management capacity even for certified teachers subbing for a permanent teacher.

    Advice to Management

    Advising subs to dress very professionally and wearing a badge that does not read "substitute" can provide a sub for intermediate school with immediate and prolonged cooperation. The students treat someone who looks like they have come from the district office or as a principal with more attentiveness and appear more disciplined.

  8. "It is where you can learn and add to your job decription."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are not micro-managed at all.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.


  9. "One of our better school districts"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and I think the level of technology tools available to the teachers is adequate, at least compared with other public school systems in which I have worked. The professional development opportunities are good.

    Cons

    The challenges vary from campus to campus honestly. A principal who supports his staff and sets clear expectations for everyone will yield fewer problems outside of student behavior and parent interactions. There is a considerable amount of politics unfortunately, as is customary in public schools. The medical benefits are costly, especially compared to when I began my teaching career. The increase is way more than inflation.

    Advice to Management

    Although the state legislation is ultimately the last word for passing laws about this, decrease benefits expenses for teachers.


  10. "Spring"

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

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with and working with students to succeed is a wonderful thing.

    Cons

    Attempting to make students have the same motivation as you do for them to succeed can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Make More materials available for the standardized tests available to all schools. Find something district wide that teachers don't have to search so hard to find.


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