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Wellesley Public Schools Reviews

Updated May 6, 2018
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  1. "Review"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Wellesley Public Schools as a contractor

    Pros

    They have great management team.

    Cons

    i really don't have any negative thing to say about them.


  2. "Sporting Official"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wellesley Public Schools as a contractor

    Pros

    Sporting events have a lively atmosphere
    Games pay well and arnt too long

    Cons

    They understaff the officials do you are doing a lot of work that sometimes you can’t handle

  3. "Special Education"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Wellesley Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    The hourly pay is higher than the average school district.
    There are many after school activities throughout the school year, and many opportunities to accumulate extra after school hours.

    Cons

    Teachers and support staff could not be more exclusive and cliquey.
    The lack of professionalism, work ethic and integrity, and support from other staff members is incredibly disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff to be more friendly and welcoming to new people, and to work with integrity.


  4. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wellesley Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Its a great district to work for, there are lots of support staff and a variety of resources.

    Cons

    You are not guaranteed a job from year to year.


  5. "Teacher's Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wellesley Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Built-in vacation, enough sick days allowed, opportunity for more hours, fun staff overall, competitive salary for the field

    Cons

    Hard to have year round work if you need it


  6. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teaching Assistant in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teaching Assistant in Medford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wellesley Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, and provided a wonderful education. Small neighborhood schools, great resources for students and faculty.

    Cons

    Teaching Assistants are not valued by administration. You are a number, and don't matter. They mess up on payroll often without so much as an apology. Began the year paying TA's hourly, not prorated as the past, and TA's had to wait one month before getting first paycheck. Administration outright admitted to not notifying assistants simply because they didn't think to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Many wonderful, qualified assistants are leaving due to your administration.


  7. "Elementary Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Wellesley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wellesley Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    --curriculum is given to you for all subjects.
    --lesson plans are written for teachers.
    --teachers can focus on differentiation and classroom management skills

    Cons

    --no room to let students explore topics based on interest or in an inquiry-based manner.
    --training happens at mid points but if teachers need more support to be successful it is considered a weakness.

    Advice to Management

    --Principals and instructional leaders could be more participatory with support, but this probably varies from school to school.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay and resources to help students"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teaching Assistant in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teaching Assistant in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working at WMS as a TA in a special ed. classroom was a good experience. The town itself is wealthy so they have really good technology and resources and the teacher to student ration in the classroom I was in was 1:1.5...pretty darn good!! Compensation was very high given the job, I know TAs in other town who made about half of what I made, AND i usually had opportunity to get more hours in after school programs.

    Cons

    There was a lot of gossip and cattiness amongst the teachers and staff which was annoying. When accompanying the special ed students to mainstream classes for inclusion, some of the mainstream teachers didn't feel that it was their responsibility to teach the special ed. students which made my job harder, and more importantly, made the special ed student feel ostracized. This, of course, was not true for all mainstream teachers but there are at least 3 or 4 that were unfriendly and unwelcoming for this reason.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that al staff know that special ed. students and their teachers are an important part of the school and should be treated as so.


  9. "Reivew"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wellesley Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the industry. The department was run smoothly. There was no messing around there. Your job is taken very seriously, and if you like the kind of job where you only work for 2 hours tops at any given time followed by up to several hours of break, it'll work for you.

    Cons

    Not much respect from the system. Despite only being paid for when you were immediately on the job for the school year, you were expected to be available from 6am-6pm every single weekday throughout the entire year.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunity for work or don't expect employees to be beholden to a 32/hr per week per school week job. Could get a part-time job.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wellesley Public Schools as an intern

    Pros

    Overall friendly staff and team atmosphere in the main admin offices. Enjoyable to work for such a coveted and successful school system.

    Cons

    With so many different schools, I guess coordination between offices can get confusing at times.

    Advice to Management

    Promote inter-office communication and set workable, valuable system-wide standards.