TWO (2!) More ISR Reviews

Hot off the press!!!

Two more ISR Reviews dropped today:

  • Review #55 of the school
  • Cassandra Hazel’s First ISR Review since becoming principal

We will copy and paste the full review below, along with some commentary.

Review #55

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Note at the top of the review, the post has a link stating “Who wrote this review?” The editors at ISR post this when they think the writer is school administration trying to leave themselves a positive review. It is quite rare to see. We’re not going to critique each value, but we wonder how Director Ness can get a score of 7 when she isn’t at the school for half of the year.
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Well, this certainly sets the tone for the remainder of the review. Those capital letters made us think we know who wrote this.  Once the review switched to normal case, those suspicions dissipated.
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True. All of this. The people are fantastic.
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You’re laying it on a little thick here. Are there lots of great students and families? Yes. Are there also many that leave much to be desired – more than ASK’s fair share.
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Well, that is demonstrably false. As often as ASK changes healthcare and as often as coverage amounts are changed and employees are left to foot the bill for parts of their care, this is just not factual information.
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You’d think the school would be so proud of this salary that they would publish it in writing on their website. The old salary is still listed in some of the available PDF documents. They should get on that soon.
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Yes. This is also true.
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Of this, you will be glad. Unless it is your first year – you probably won’t be able to travel for the first few months because of how long it takes ASK to secure your visa.

Cassandra Hazel – Principal Review

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This almost checks out. She has a doctorate, her curriculum knowledge is also excellent. We think they checked “good” in one place to try to make this believable.
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We don’t disagree.
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We continue to agree.
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That is fantastic, and we think also true, if not a little over-the-top.

In general, we have heard very positive things about Dr. Cassandra Hazel. We commend her for a fine year of school leadership and the well-earned reward of a positive review. While it is clear that the author of both reviews is the same and that they are not completely truthful in all of the reviews, don’t let that affect your opinion of Dr. Hazel or the words that were written about her. We feel that given autonomy and/or support from her superiors and from ownership that Dr. Hazel would run a top-notch high school.


Lastly, a little bit more about the “Who wrote this review?” line from earlier. ISR reads each review before clearing it and tries to identify posts that seem like they were left by school administrators trying to increase people’s perception of the school. This is what they have to say if you follow the link:

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Finally, we hope that each of you will leave a review. Really. There are dozens of teachers leaving ASK this year. In an ideal world, we would see dozens of ISR reviews. Teachers from around the world use ISR to vet their employment opportunities, and you have an opportunity to assist them in making difficult decisions.

Just as you hope that schools with which you interview will have several recent reviews in order to help when making your decision, do the professional thing: Leave an honest review that shows all of the positives and negatives from your personal experience.

And as a reminder, you do not need to make an account to leave a review at ISR. You remain totally anonymous. Click here to leave your own review.



  1. “There are dozens of teachers leaving ASK this year. In an ideal world, we would see dozens of ISR reviews.”



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