- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Denver Public Schools full-time for more than a yearPros
Students first culture; Progressive; accountable; Focus on disadvantaged student populations; Dedicated teachersCons
Bureaucracy; Educator development is not well planned; Nepotism;Advice to ManagementAdvice
Implement an accountability framework for school and district administrators that have the same "teeth" as the system you have adopted for teachers. Too many administrators do not appear to have a successful instructional background (or do not communicate/project such knowledge) and therefore lack the credibility to effectively manage those who are successful educators.
It is difficult to quantify what many folks at the district office contribute to the education of our students. Perhaps if they were distributed at school sites across the district, those of us who are directly responsible for the students would be able to better appreciate their efforts (this especially includes academic technology, assessment, and curriculum personnel).
Data security is dangerously ignored and generally treated as an insignificant burden -> student data is a "ticking time bomb".
New programs are often implemented in a disjoint ("winging it") manner - this appears to be related to the lack of accountability/structure in the grants management process, i.e. spending grant money without taking time to fully vet pilot programs and new initiatives.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied in-person - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in March 2014.Interview Details
Email-based on your credentials and references we would like to offer you the position of a Program Leader. You asked to call for an interview, after the interview, you are offered the position. In training you are told unfortunately you require more hours for the position and will dropped in pay.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsDO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB UNTIL YOU KNOW FOR FACT WHAT DPS IS GOING TO PAY YOU!!!!!Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- No difficult questions, questions relating to your experience. View Answer
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