Denver Public Schools

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Challenging, Fun, Worth It!

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Current Employee - Assistant Principal  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Denver, CO

Pros

Innovation. New Opportunities, Love my Colleagues!

Cons

Political, DCTA, burned Out Teacher/Cumbersome Firing Process

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more transparent!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a job for the tough minded, one with a passion for inner city kids, and belief in the ability help others.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The students are great and will always appreciate (even if they don't show it) everything that you do. Collaboration amongst the staff occurs regularly and one doesn't feel alone in their classroom. The use of technology is growing and funds are slowly being provided to bring computers into every classroom. The time off from work is regular and teachers are encouraged to constantly seek more education.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. You will work long, long hours planning, grading papers, coming up with new ways of teaching with no compensation or little praise from upper management. Most teachers who have been working over 5-8 yrs still have an extra job. The insurance plan is limited to only Kaiser and the co-pays have gone up through the last few years. Administration continually adds more activities, projects,and professional development with no extra pay or encouragement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teachers understand that this job is not about the pay. We work hard at this career in hopes of providing stability to our students, empowering humans through the wisdom of education, and to be a part of a role that will make the great difference in the world. Due to this responsibility and the little that we are paid, teachers need encouragement, praise, and recognition. They want to feel a part of the decisions being made and for administration to pick quality over quantity on new initiatives.

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    Flexible work schedule is a plus, however, promotional opportunities are slim.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a part-time position to occupy extra time and make a little money, it is a great place to work as a substitute teacher. No benefits though.

    Cons

    The hiring practices in administration appear to be nepotistic. There are no benefits available or incentives for substitute teachers who work just as hard as teachers to make a living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide incentives and benefits to substitutes who work in urban regions or those regions where there are frequent behavioral issues in the schools.

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