High expectations for students led to mastery of New York State standards for many.
Work making a real difference in the lives of great kids.
Good benefits offered.
What I wish was different
Transparency in the hiring process regarding strict, specific teaching and management practices.
Better work-life balance.
Clearer communication about job roles and responsibilities.
Improved treatment of students; more respect, kindness, empathy.
This experience taught me a lot about the kind of educator I am and want to be. It put my personal teaching philosophy into clearer focus, as well as how important a healthy work-life balance is. If you’re considering taking a job at Classical: ask LOTS of questions and trust your gut.