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Stimulating, Never dull, Amazing opportunities, but lacking focus.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at The Nueva School

Pros

Wonderful colleagues and students and great professional opportunities.

Cons

Under valuing emplyees who are most capable and actually doing the good work of the institution

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't think the new shiny toys aka employees will be better than those who have been in place for a long time and who are competent and committed. Get rid of so many non-educator types and part time employees - stream line and reduce number of employees by at least 20%.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nueva is where both children and adults are continuously learning.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nueva School

    Pros

    Professional development is a focus and it is almost always meaningful. Teachers are really given a voice and agency in how their classrooms are run, what the school focuses on in terms of professional development, norms set for the school, etc. Teachers are given a lot of trust and are not expected to be perfect, although they are expected to work hard and keep the children's best interests at the forefront.

    Cons

    Many times, the school feels disorganized. If you need everything in a row, you will most likely be uncomfortable here. If you want room to experiment and create, though, it's great. Furthermore, the culture of wealth at the school (primarily among the students) can be a little overwhelming at times. That said, most of the children are very well-adjusted and the school focuses on fostering autonomy, so they're not dependent on daddy's trust fund.

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    MIcromanagement at it's best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nueva School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly colleagues, additional time off for non-faculty employees who don't get summer vacation

    Cons

    Management micromanages as much as possible, is confusing, and communication is poor. Simple solutions to administrative problems take too much time to resolve, and too many back and forth emails. Professional development is only for faculty and not available to non-faculty employees. Management is "on" all the time and makes you feel like if you can't answer an email at any hour of the day, you aren't working hard enough. Faculty seemed to feed that they were better than others, which comes no doubt from the fact that Nueva only accepts highly intelligent children. Parents are overbearing and overly demanding - money talks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and don't over analyze everyday work issues. Treat faculty and non-faculty staff the same - provide the same benefits/treatment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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