- Summerville Advantage Academy12.Jan 2016
Summerville was a nasty place to work. Teachers would scream at students and when other teachers brought this to the attention of the admin they were told they were not being "team players" fortunately the better teachers have left.
Support from management
Turn over rate was huge. We had a new principal every year which meant a new set of guidelines and rules.
Overall compensation for your work
The compensation was equal to that of the county, however because it is a charter school (no Union backing) extra hours were expected by employees.
Office / Work Environment
No technology in the classrooms. Some grade levels had documents cameras. Others didn't. It was dependent on your relationship with admin.
Just like any teaching position a portion of the weekend was spent preparing lesson plans.
Inclusive / Diverse
Diverse? Not at all. Every teacher and administrator was of Cuban decent.
What I like about the company
I liked teaching in a small school. I was able to get to know each student as well as their families.
What I dislike about the company
The owners, the administration, and some staff members were clicky. Working for a charter school seems shady. Summerville is operating under at least two separate school names on the books in order to make a few extra bucks.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanySummerville Advantage Academy
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014