I have been working at West Virginia Department of Education as an intern (Less than a year)
The Governor's School Internship program pays well and you get to learn a lot about the state government. The department they assign you to usually falls within your interest. The internship pays very well.
Parking is kind of a drag. You have to arrive considerably early so you can catch the shuttle so you will not be late. This is a minor inconvenience however.
I worked at West Virginia Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)
Teaching students and interacting with the community around the school. Teaching something new every day. Good working relationship with other employees
Very low pay for advanced degree. No opportunity for advancement unless higher degree is obtained for administration. Lateral movement is the only way. Does not embrace change.
cooperation between offices, sharing of resources, staff developmen
pay lower than in field, very political, who you know not what you know gets promotions
Advice to Management
allow staff to work from home when needed. All do anyway, but must take leave
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Professional Environment, Hardworking Knowledgeable Professionals, Full Benefits Package, Collaboration and Teamwork; Comfortable Workspace; Great Group of People
Legislature and State Board Interference; Lack of Direction; Change that is not student centered; Executive Leadership's hands tied by the Legislature; No raises salary in over 10 years. only Every eligible employee with three or more years of service shall receive an annual salary increase equal to sixty dollars times the employee's years of service (which is a minimal increase); paid parking.
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