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Lack of adequate, courageous leadership

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

I have been working at Denver Public Schools as a contractor for more than 5 years

Pros

You could make a difference if you had administrative support.

Cons

There is a general lack of solid administrative leadership and consequences for students. Many of the schools have been trashed by the students.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Raise the expectations of students and back your teachers. Enforce truancy policies.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Chaos

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Denver, CO

    I worked at Denver Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional Development Opportunities, team building, working with youth

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, disorganized, last minute changes stirring up the organization, and poor discipline structure were the most frustrating. Additionally, many turn around schools are utilizing teaching fellows to teach small groups, however, there is very little training in classroom management and you are training as you go. This does a disservice to the kids who need highly skilled professional help/rigorous behavioral intervention & discipline. I did not feel comfortable in the environment I was in, nor was I prepared to handle it, and the chaotic working environment did not allow for time to learn on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solidify current policies rather than continually changing them, creating confusion and greater chaos rather than much needed structure, especially in turn around schools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was incredible to meet the kids and families and help them help themselves.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denver Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Didicated brilliant people work for DPS.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Too much busywork for administrators. Too much turnover in buildings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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