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Washoe County Schools Teacher Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2019

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Washoe County Schools CEO Pedro Martinez (no image)
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6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "While they are trying, they have a long way to go to get to where they should be."

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Reno, NV

    I worked at Washoe County Schools part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Helping students grow and learn is always good. There are a few leaders in the district who have caught the vision.

    Cons

    The low pay will never attract well qualified, motivated educators. It's unfortunate.

    Washoe County Schools2014-02-18
  2. "Awful"

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    Former Contractor - Teacher in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washoe County Schools for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Retirement benefits are good, but be aware of Social Security offsets. The students are generally great and respectful, teaching colleagues are generally good to work with.

    Cons

    Teachers have virtually no rights and are disposed of very easily of if a principal doesn't like them. There is no real, effective union in place; the "association" is more often than not in bed with the school district. Principals and other administrators are backed to the hilt, and, if you challenge a termination, you will find the hearings are rigged in violation of the law. School district does not follow... the law, and you must have access to an outside attorney to salvage your career with them or settle outside of court. Nepotism and cronyism are still the rule in hiring at this district despite "reforms" that were put in place to avoid it. The only jobs available to outsiders are either high-needs jobs or jobs nobody else wants.

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    Advice to Management

    The district needs to FIRE--not promote, demote, or reassign--principals and other administrators who screw up. Scapegoating teachers for the screw-ups of principals is not the answer, nor is giving principals second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh chances.

    Washoe County Schools2013-05-18
  3. "Hoops, hoops and more hoops to jump through."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Sparks, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I work for an excellent administrator who works hard to provide our staff with current professional development.

    Cons

    WCSD is a disjointed system. In my opinion, the district would have greater success if it shrunk in size and broke into a few smaller districts.

    Washoe County Schools2013-01-23
  4. "Reno Schools: Shop around before buying"

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    Teacher in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Washoe County Schools

    Pros

    You don't have any choice if you want to teach in Reno, NV: they are a monopoly school district.

    Cons

    The administrators are overbearing and there's a huge administrator to teacher ratio, so your every move is questioned.

    Advice to Management

    Teachers are highly trained and experienced, so don't treat them in such an authoritarian manner.

    Washoe County Schools2008-07-07
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