The community of Shelby county desperately need the school system to work well. My position is important to that.
What I like
While I will never understand why public education is so antiquated, and I become extremely frustrated with those above me, I do not regret one minute of me able to make any kind of impact of the students of this community
What I dislike
Budget decisions are extremely inefficient. Too many "middle management" who have titles but no really power. Their positions are based on an endorsement coded on their education license and not quality of work.
Suggestions for improvement
I would allow teachers absolute freedom to perform their job. Only if the students are not performing would I require them to change.I would look at each student as an individual so they reach graduation on the path that best fits their aptitudes and skil
I am lucky that I have some good co-workers in a difficult place where there is little support
Better with negative than the positive.
More of a "do what we say" without knowing challenges
Less time during work hours forces work to home
Support from management
Some parts of district provide support while others do not
Freedom to work independently
Almost every part of teaching is now scripted.
Inclusive / Diverse
Workforce is very diverse
Women hold many administrative positions
Attitude towards older colleagues
Retirement in Tennessee education is 30 years and raises end at 18
Office / Work Environment
Temp controlled from a central location. Building are different
My school does because a faculty member took control of recycling. District as a whole does not
Required trainings every year
High evaluation scores and work the continue improving
Because of the work I do with students
Degree based, not quality of work.
Public education has so many factors coming at those of us in the buildings. Pressure from students and parents and more from administration at the district and state levels.