Denver Public Schools

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Denver Public Schools Reviews

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Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg
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    Great people but little opportunity for administrative support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EXECUTIVE SECRETARY III in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - EXECUTIVE SECRETARY III in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Public Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working full-time in Denver Public schools in an administrative assistant position for almost four years. I work with some of the most hard-working, devoted teachers and staff who truly care about their students. DPS is on a good path trying to bring the importance of an arts education back into the schools which was once on a rapid decline. Training is basic, more a learn as you go process.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, like many of the school districts in Colorado today, the teachers and leaders are so inundated with mandatory standardized testing, surveys and the like that it leaves little time for the true colors to shine through. Whether it be CSAP, TCAP, CMAS or PARC testing, it seems a good chunk of the teaching time is still spent on teaching for the tests. Administrative support positions are not well paid in comparison to similar jobs in other companies. Difficult to advance within this particular area. The hours are long and the pay is little.

    Neutral Outlook
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Denver Public Schools Interviews

Updated Nov 26, 2014
Updated Nov 26, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Elementary School Teacher ELA-E Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Denver Public Schools in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called by principal within 2 days of applying for a phone screening. Immediately asked to come in for an interview the next day. After the initial interview, I was asked to guest teach a lesson in a classroom.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given a lesson to teach and it was the wrong lesson. The students had no idea what I was teaching as they had not learned the content since the year before (roughly 9 months). The questions weren't hard but were what was expected in a teacher interview. How to run guided reading, behavior management strategies, acclimating to the school, etc.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Seemed to be a disconnect with the administration and teaching teams. Teaching teams didn't feel collaborative and culture wasn't welcoming or strong. Bare walls in the classrooms and little in the hallways.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.dpsk12.org
Headquarters Denver, CO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2004
Type School / School District
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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