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  • "My wife is a teacher here too and 45 tests in a 41 day 2nd semester Nov/Dec 2015(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for career educators"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at The School District of Lee County, Florida full-time

    Pros

    Large employer; good benefits; good state retirement plan. Successful people are noticed and promoted. Conscientious, ethical, and thoughtful leadership is the norm. Jobs exist all over the large school district and transfers are relatively easy. Good opportunities for professional training and growth.

    Cons

    Most jobs are less than 12 month.

    The School District of Lee County, Florida2017-07-06
  2. "Great staff and prompt responses"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Classroom Teacher in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at The School District of Lee County, Florida part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a substitute teacher, getting paperwork done and correspondence about progress to acceptance was prompt and professional. The main office provided many opportunities for professional development; they were flexible in days needed to work-like how the district handled hiring and managing subs, rather than through a staffing company

    Cons

    Not much-would be nice if substitutes could get (health) benefits if working often enough

    Advice to Management

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    The School District of Lee County, Florida2016-06-30
  3. "Reading ELA teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The School District of Lee County, Florida full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for professional development and con't ed. Wonderful people to work with. Excellent support.

    Cons

    The field of education changes, sometimes it's difficult to adjust year after year with so many changes.

    The School District of Lee County, Florida2016-02-24
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    "Classroom Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The School District of Lee County, Florida full-time

    Pros

    Lee County Schools strive to be a world class school system. They enthusiastically recruit experienced teachers. There are many opportunities for professional development and upward mobility if you aspire to move beyond the classroom.

    Cons

    The constant changes in education seem to cause a lot of change and confusion within the district. It feels like they are trying too hard to keep up with the hot topics in education, particularly in regards to assessment. Changes are made that do not seem to include teacher input which is often not well received. It does not seem that what is best for students is always first priority. The district academic... plans (pacing) and district concepts tests are not well done and leave very little flexibility for pacing according to student needs and the need to differentiate, particularly for students who are below grade level and need extra time for remediation. Opportunities are lost for integration between content areas due to topics being assessed at different points in the year per the academic plan. There is also very little time for enrichment or extension activities due to the need to move on to the next concept and assess on pace.

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    Advice to Management

    Stay true to what is best for students and teachers. In your quest to standardize everything across the district, do not forget that teachers need to have freedom to use their professional judgement as to what is best for students. Step away from the academic plan and concept tests. Ensure teachers have the proper curriculum (textbooks, etc.) to meet standards. Use end of chapter assessments as summative... assessments. Deciding that the textbook series and the curriculum you purchased do not assess in a meaningful way, then creating your own assessments in place of those written by professionals with expertise in assessment writing does not work. The curriculum and assessments feel very much pieced together.

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    The School District of Lee County, Florida2015-04-24
  5. "Diverse public school system with many opportunities for growth and advancement."

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    I have been working at The School District of Lee County, Florida

    Pros

    This large school district is very focused on holistically supporting student achievement, from maintenance of the school physical environment to the training and quality of teachers, support staff, and administration. The opportunities for professional development and career advancement are many.

    Cons

    Large organizations can suffer from "the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing", and this District is no exceptions. That being said, the issue is fully embraced. Shifts in organizational structure and communication are being implemented to address this area for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Consider year-round school to create a better balance for teaching staff and students. Also, find a way, or advocate for, increased wages.

    The School District of Lee County, Florida2014-07-04
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