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Great company to start out career in education

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Current Employee - Paraprofessional  in  Detroit, MI (US)
Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at National Heritage Academies

Pros

Some of the best reasons include the new innovative approach to classroom learning. When one thing is not bringing the test score results then Supervisors are more than willing to try another learning style. Another observation is the indivdualism of classroom management for the educator. Educator's appear to be encouraged to try new styles of learning within the guidelines and circulum.

Cons

The benefits of Medical and dental only apply to fulltime employees and I believe there is no tenuring into the company. Parapro's posistions are only contigent upon title one funding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Perhaps to cut some of the paperwork and tracking some the teacher is able to concentrate on more of the classroom.

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Other Reviews for National Heritage Academies

  1.  

    NHA is a professional, thorough and forward thinking Charter School. They offer excellent training and mentoring.

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    Current Employee - Art Teacher  in  Gary, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Art Teacher in Gary, IN (US)

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teachers, parents, students and staff work together at a team to promote the students' success.

    Cons

    The hours required are long. So, work life balance can be challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Engaging & Innovative - Great work being done everyday.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company values + the ability impact the future through the students NHA serves. There are several opportunities to connect with the actual students and that makes it all worth it.
    Benefits are best of the best, and even with Healthcare reform I could tell they worked hard to keep out-of-pocket costs reasonable. Variable rewards - consistently reviewing the culture, events, and reward programs to keep staff engaged and drive performance.

    Cons

    work-life balance. Often-times the headcount did not support the additional work leadership expected to be rolled out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider additional leadership training prior to individuals taking on leadership roles (enabling them to have discussions around NHA policies and processes, performance management, and to know when to engage an expert). Consider additional opportunities for flexibility of work schedule/time-off, as well as being proactive to adding headcount to avoid overworking your highest performers who are pulling the wagon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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