Aspire Public Schools

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Current Employee - Education Specialist in Stockton, CA (US)
Current Employee - Education Specialist in Stockton, CA (US)

I have been working at Aspire Public Schools

Pros

They are interested in determining best practice in general education, general education very defined for those who work for Aspire, great benefits, kids are motivatied to learn, access to adequate materials, teacher training, grade level support for general education

Cons

You are part of a system not an individual with strengths and weaknesses to be developed, low tolerance for failure to comply to the way Aspire wants things run. Main focus is high scores on state testing above individual students needs, lack of training and understanding of students with disabilities on the part of the system, not family friendly

Advice to ManagementAdvice

consider looking at developing a balance approach to education that includes history science which will be subject areas for the students to apply and master what they have learned in reading, language arts, math. It will show they have generalized what they have learned to all areas of academia, not just a bubble on a worksheet at 80%. Consider that most of your staffs are made up of women who have many responsiblities in their lives besides work and be a team member with them so they can be successful in life. Understand that people are individuals with life experiences, gifts, and talents that when recognized and developed it is a win win for everyone.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Teacher, High School in Stockton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Teacher, High School in Stockton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -it is all about getting kids to and through college
    -no question that the mission is the full focus organizationally
    -strong focus on teacher retention and compensation
    -organizational shifts occur when they are needed and very quickly
    -very responsive upper eachelon in management
    -excellent benefits

    Cons

    -very high expectations can be stressful
    -work/life balance is difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working with teachers to make them feel not only valued but cared for, that is how we will retain the best teachers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I love working at Aspire!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Role
    Current Employee - Director Role

    I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Aspire is great place to work. The work is driven by a strong sense of mission, which aligns to my own, and the workplace culture is wonderful. I respect and trust my colleagues, and I know that they will support me and challenge me. I also feel like I can do the same for them. My boss is focused on employee development, and help challenge me, while still ensuring I feel supported. The organization values people who ask questions, push back, and are also highly competent. It makes for a great team culture.

    Cons

    I think it can be easy to worry about letting people down, because there is a strong culture of effectiveness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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