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Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2019

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  1. "Great Organization"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Geat staff and leadership

    Cons

    There is no cons to report.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2017-06-23
  2. "Learned a lot, co-workers are passionate"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - the people working there are passionate about the kids. - Lots of opportunity to grow and learn from immediate team - flexibility with your schedule if you are a student

    Cons

    - ta’s are only part time and have to stay under the 30 hours - ta’s are expected to dive into the work without any proper training and it is immediately overwhelming - because of how flexible they are with schedules and absences, other ta’s schedules get impacted and are stretched thin. - no relevant pd for ta’s.

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2019-06-16
  3. "Rewarding experience"

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    Current Employee - SPED Aide 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive School culture Bi-Lingual programs Emphasis on the culture of students

    Cons

    Need to pay staff more!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff more, they are an investment in your school.

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2019-06-14
  4. "Poorly Organized and Wasteful of Resources"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They've come to realize that their structures are failing so they're trying to revamp themselves for the 3rd time.

    Cons

    Extremely wasteful of resources. Everytime there was a teacher or staff shortage, they'd just throw money at the problem by having a revolving door of substitutes and no sustainable system. Leadership claimed to be "too busy" working on other things that they could have invested valuable time to hiring effective and valuable employees. There is also no work/life balance. As much as you try to sustain it yourself, CNCA...

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    Advice to Management

    Challenge the status quo and treat every staff member with the utmost respect.

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2019-01-20
  5. "work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great resources for minority students

    Cons

    You work 200 days out of they year and never get a half day and the require you to stay after school every other week for community staff meetings. The work load is a lot which really hinders your personal life.

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2018-03-24
  6. "Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work with good kids Art on walls Some good employees

    Cons

    Holes in curriculum, if provided. Lack of support in teaching dual immersion subjects Very limited funding

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2017-10-06
  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who work at Camino are hard-working and dedicated.

    Cons

    Management is a mess. During my short tenure there were numerous changes implemented. No support from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well. Take a hard look at your exit interviews and why retention is so poor.

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2017-08-11
  8. "Charter school that needs clearer route and strong leadership"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great families, great co workers and the opportunity to serve under deserved communities.

    Cons

    Leadership at the school site is inadecuate. All teachers K-8 are mixed and take profesional development days together for the most part. No time to plan for longer term, long term planning is seen as a waste to time. Principal was inflexible and not open to change, he hasn't taught elementary grade levels and he hasn't worked with this type of population before. I was very disappointed of how much pride and stubbornness...

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    Advice to Management

    School leaders are an essential part of schools.

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2017-07-02
  9. "Teacher"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

      Pros

      Mission-driven, community focused, mindful of the whole child

      Cons

      Inconsistent supports to veteran teachers, unclear philosophy around teacher autonomy

      Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2017-02-22
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      "Idealistic vision lacking in execution"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy part-time

      Pros

      Like-minded agents of societal change seem to converge @ CNCA campuses. Innovative, effective pedagogical philosophies implemented from time to time, & cases that are regularly regarded as "hopeless" elsewhere are not neglected. A testament to their methods that the amount of resources allocated to below avg performers can still deliver top test scores district-wide

      Cons

      Certain foundational principles (e.g. restorative justice) are not enforced campus-wide, & such discontinuity undermines effective implementation, making disciplinary situations especially difficult to navigate "correctly" (the RJ way) yet effectively (without losing respect from kids). Discrepancy between job description & actual duties is almost comical. Yet not dishonest because "other duties as needed" is part...

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      Advice to Management

      expense-cutting should not be done by hiring under-qualified staff to fill roles best fit by certified professionals requiring higher base pay

      Camino Nuevo Charter Academy2017-02-16
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