Calgary Board of Education Reviews

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Calgary, AB (Canada)
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    I have been working at Calgary Board of Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many school locations and alternative programs

    Cons

    No structured system to help substitute teachers obtain permanent jobs, seniority and hours is not considered

    Advice to Management

    Put a fair system in place that lets substitute teachers know if they have a chance of getting a job or not. If not, people can choose to seek opportunities elsewhere. Principals at individual schools have too much autonomy and power.


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    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Calgary Board of Education (Calgary, AB (Canada)).

    Interview

    I had applied on-line and was invited to Calgary (from out of town) for an interview at the downtown office in the afternoon. From application time to interview was only a couple of weeks. The person who interviewed me was quite friendly in a "if you give me all the right answers, you can join my club" -ish sort of a way.

    Interview Questions

    • The question I remember the most had something to do with how I felt about grading. As soon as I said I felt that it was a good tool for teacher accountability I could sense that the interview was over. And it made me extremely uncomfortable that the interviewer was so uncomfortable with this answer. In retrospect I guess I should have known better as CBE is a gigantic bureaucracy; with all that entails. i.e. hide out in your silo until you can retire and pass the buck. I really have no idea why I went to this interview since I had already worked in one educational Titanic where I unequivocally discovered that I do not have a bureaucratic bone in my body. I guess Pavlov's dogs are smarter than me. At any rate, I got a form letter a few days later thanking me for my time and saying something to the effect that I was not philosophically a good match. A fact to which I chuckled and said Amen!   Answer Question

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Website www.cbe.ab.ca
Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1885
Type School / School District
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is the public school board in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We believe every one of our students is unique and personalized learning is the key to their success. From kindergarten to Grade 12, the CBE operates a variety of programs and services to benefit each and every student.

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