Denver Public Schools

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Diversity is just a catch phrase for the leadership team

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Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Denver, CO

I worked at Denver Public Schools full-time (more than an year)

Pros

They are trying to change

Cons

There is NO diversity when it comes to the leadership teams. For example, in HR 99% of all Manager level and above are white females...making hiring decisions on diversity. The need to walk the walk...its sad that they can't see that.

Unfortunately, this is leading to to droves of diverse workers to leave all of the time.

I also feel that when it comes to management, all they do is sit down with their teams and go over what they do wrong...no matter how much right they do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a look at your leadership and ask why you are still having issues...

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Special Education structural changes on an annual basis have resulted in job loss every year

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Special Education in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Special Education in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The kids are great! I enjoyed the professionalism, intelligence and quick response of one of the four departments I worked with. That particular department provides relevant training, support, peer groups and makes themselves available to come to the job site even though they are extremely short staffed.

    Cons

    My particular job gave me four different "masters", This year alone I received 3 different curricula to implement, only one of which was even moderately appropriate for the age, ability and linguisitic levels of my students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your Special Education teachers by providing relevant training. Requiring teachers to sit through hours (96 this year) of professional development that does not address their student population is not an efficient use of time or resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Turning public schools into charter

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

    I have been working at Denver Public Schools full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Comprehensive plan for education and professional development opps.

    Cons

    Pushing out public schools in favor of charter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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