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www.dpsk12.org
Denver, CO
10000+ employees
2004
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Education
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in Denver, CO
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    I have been working at Denver Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility in classroom instruction
    Procomp for working in title one schools.

    Cons

    Caseload size over 30 students

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    More support

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Denver Public Schools (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Got my PhD a while back & worked at education non-profits for a year-ish before getting my current position; thought a job doing research for DPS would be a good way to give back. Because of my skill set/statistics background, I've been phone screened & in-person interviewed for 2 different positions with roughly the same title at DPS. However, staffers made it clear that modelling & analytics experience is secondary to having held a teaching credential (which I haven't).

    I have a gaggle of friends that have positions creating predictive models, employ high-level stats all the time, & are great at what they do. I've never met a one that was all that AND a formerly credentialed teacher that had worked in the classroom. Good luck to them finding someone in the Denver area who spent years in the classroom entirely immersed in pedagogy but somehow also has enough of an analytics background that they are going to outperform a PhD-level scientist at the job. Given that the other people I met also interviewing were Business Intelligence types from Sports Authority and Van Lines (both companies since closed), I think their search requirements are pretty unrealistic. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I will say that the mass 'Central Hiring Fair' format was really weird. They invite 200 people to the 14th floor of their building in downtown Denver for a 'Fair' between 4:30 and 6:15. You have to sign in with someone to talk to the person relevant to the job you applied for; if you don't find the sign-in person (they aren't at a fixed location), you'll end up toward the bottom of the list. That one person interviews each person that signed up to talk to them (could be 40 people) for about 5 to 15 minutes. Being at the bottom of the list can mean sitting around for nearly 2 hours and not talking to the person you came to see. I understand they have a lot of departments/positions to fill, but it was pretty chaotic. Based on my experiences, I probably won't apply for future listings at DPS - doesn't seem worth it.

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    • What is your greatest strength & weakness? (Seriously, they asked this question *rolls eyes*)   Answer Question
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