Delphi Community School Corporation

www.delphi.k12.in.us
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Delphi Community School Corporation Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    There was promise in this corp. until the leadership became more interested in test scores than in human development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Delphi, IN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Delphi, IN

    I worked at Delphi Community School Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Teaching staff possesses a good academic background & cares about the students. There was a great deal of camaraderie. Community pride in the school is evident.

    Cons

    None of the past three lead administrators of the high school have had experience in teaching academic classes, yet are assigned to evaluate academic course teachers. The corporation has apparently accepted the current education reform model that uses standardized testing as the primary means of determining academic achievement for all grade levels. Too much emphasis on preparing students, especially elementary level, for testing. Lack of opportunities exist for the most gifted students in all grade levels. Teachers are expected to conform to a particular behavior-oriented style of instruction, regardless of the course, class, or group of students.

    Advice to Management

    Let the teachers teach! The staff knows more about appropriate child development and academic teaching than does the administration that are "evaluating" them. Reject the statehouse's politically led, un-supported "reform" models & mandates and serve YOUR community.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lots of turnover

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Delphi, IN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Delphi, IN

    I worked at Delphi Community School Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This school used to have good people and lots of camaraderie. New people come and go now, so it is not as good as it once was. New state reforms and union laws have taken their toll at this corporation. It's great for a year or two to get your feet wet though.

    Cons

    There are few experienced teachers here anymore. Rumor has it that no matter how well a teacher teaches, they will be evaluated negatively as soon as they begin to cost the corporation more money. Many teachers have been "negatively evaluated" in spite of being truly good and effective teachers and resigned. This corporation is all about personal politics or saving money. They think anyone can teach. They have ruined many teacher careers!

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for what is right! Stop letting the board members and the superintendent do your teacher evaluations based upon student complaints! If you believe that a teacher is a good teacher, stand up for them!


  3. Helpful (1)

    RISE or FAIL

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delphi Community School Corporation

    Pros

    Teachers collaborate and care about each other. Staff get togethers are fun. People seem to truly care about one another.

    Cons

    Administration seems to care little for its employees years of service. It all about the RISE and making a perfect bell curve. Great teachers are let go every year or ranked very low due to not being friendly enough with administrators. It is a very sad place to be employed these days. It was not always that way. State changes have caused great distress to teachers in general.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for what is right. Just because the state says that you can do something, does not mean it is ethically or morally right. Get a conscious.



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