- Leyden Area Special Education Cooperative06.Sep 2018
There is no culture. The current administration prefers to give top-down directives rather than building a workplace with consistant expectations, goals and/or communication. If anything, the 'culture'is a reactive one, led by poor leadership. The highly qualified staff are mandated to 'put out fires'rather than assist in building collaborative relationships.
Support from management
Please read above. The current administrator and selected team is ineffective in meeting the needs of their staff. Staff members are seen as replaceable with interchangeable skill sets. Professional development to align staff skill sets is does not exist.
Highly qualified staff who are not trusted to use their skill set. This leads to ineffective team work because the staff feel too paranoid or restricted to take 'risks' that meet student need!
Freedom to work independently
Absolutely not. You are not trusted- as a professional, an individual or collaborative team member. Independence, free thought or respectful disagreement is seen as a weakness or detriment at LASEC.
The LASEC administrative team relies on a top-down, reactive and directive-driven leadership style. Little input is sought from employees to guide mentorship, systemic change or strategic growth. This impacts employee satisfaction and retention, as the staff feel that they are not trusted to give input or feedback on their own role and/or responsibilities. Further, there is no union to provide feedback for administrative decisions, so employees feel little to no oversight for or advocacy fron their employers.
There is no union. There is no administrative oversight. There is no one to advocate for the staff. Work-Life Balance is NONEXISTENT at LASEC. Even when you are not at work, you feel pressured to be more unavailable. It is ineffective, stress-inducing and omnipresent. This is the WORST feature in working for this company.
Client school districts are frustrated with LASEC directives. Little to no support to build relationships with client districts. Employees assignments are quickly and frequently changed with little regard for client relationships or trust.
Staff feel disposable.
My experience here resulted in years of workplace bullying and intimidation.
Suggestions for improvement
- Leadership needs to change. Current administrator bullies and belittles staff members.
- CompanyLeyden Area Special Education Cooperative
- CityFranklin Park
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee
- PositionNot specified