Germantown Municipal Schools named a Top Work Place 2016

“Germantown Municipal Schools is incredibly humbled by this reoccurring distinction,” says Director of Human Resources Elissa Stratton. The distinction—Top 60 Workplaces in Memphis—has recently named the school district as a 2016 recipient. “What an honor it is to receive the distinction of being named a Top Workplace. GMSD employees are the backbone of this amazing District, and everyday they put forth their talents and educational expertise to serve the students of Germantown. We are so grateful for our employees as well as their individual contributions that, collectively, make GMSD a great place to work,” she continued.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

The website then quantifies that data and ranks workplaces in particular regions. Germantown Municipal School District is ranked against other educational institutions, including private schools. With over 599 employees, it is also one of the largest employers in Germantown, TN. The City of Germantown (City Hall), another large employer in Germantown also earned the distinction. This is the second consecutive year that both have earned high marks and made the list.

According to WorkplaceDynamics, our employees had the following things to say as to why they ranked GMSD so highly:

“The level of excellence achieved coupled with the family feel.”
“The strong family and community support.”
“I feel valued and encouraged. I am well-supported.”
“I feel appreciated, supported, and valued. This motivates me to do my best at my job. ”
“The people, atmosphere and ability to do different things throughout the day.”

Superintendent Jason Manual said, “The single most important factor in a student’s success is the teacher in the classroom. Germantown Municipal Schools believes the best way to recruit, retain, and develop our staff is by providing a work environment that honors our teachers as professionals.”

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