DC Prep

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DC Prep Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1.  

    Terrific learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Pre-Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Pre-Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher in Washington, DC

    I worked at DC Prep full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Terrific professional community. Achieves excellent results for students. Exceptional professional development. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Difficult work-life balance. Long hours. Extensive paper work. Streamlining of classroom activities stifles creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teachers to have more autonomy in classrooms in order to produce creative, student-centered results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Truly a school that puts results for students first and foremost.

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    Current Employee - Preschool Lead Teacher in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Preschool Lead Teacher in Washington, DC

    I have been working at DC Prep full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    We are helping to change students trajectories.

    Cons

    Long August orientation, Long PD sessions,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to reflect and refine. Bring in guest speakers in PD.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    DC Prep-cool place to work

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC

    I worked at DC Prep

    Pros

    effective school culture; awesome colleagues; great principal; parents actively involved; relevant professional developments; students move into excellent high schools

    Cons

    worked 40+ hours to make students excel; PD every Friday; hire more male teachers; give students free/exercise time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow great teachers to move into leadership and do trainings

    Recommends
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  5.  

    tons of fun, if by fun you mean work

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC

    I worked at DC Prep

    Pros

    DC Prep is a mission-based organization with lots of fun, motivated young teachers. Every single colleague was really awesome both in and out of the classroom.

    Cons

    It was not possible to complete the total tasks expected. I was consistently overwhelmed and supervisors were unhelpful when I asked for support in prioritizing. I got a lot of feedback -- too much at times -- and it was sometimes contradictory and further overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more paraprofessionals to ease the load on teachers or decrease class size.

    Recommends

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