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Updated December 6, 2017
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Wayzata Public Schools, MN Superintendent Chace B. Anderson
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  1. "Media Center Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Media Center Assistant in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Media Center Assistant in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wayzata Public Schools, MN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you love kids!

    Cons

    Many non-motivated workers because of a union-based employee system.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to everyone's points of view. Everyone's opinion counts to make it a great place to work.


  2. "A great place to live and work"

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    Former Employee - Director of Research and Evaluation
    Former Employee - Director of Research and Evaluation
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wayzata Public Schools, MN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was an amazing school system and community to be a part of....very inclusive with innovative ideas related to student achievement and improvement for all stakeholders in their system.

    Cons

    I truly cannot think of any!!!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good resources bad at equity"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wayzata Public Schools, MN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall good school/district to work for, they have lots of resources and a good productive vision.

    Cons

    Don't necessarily have equitable practices or good clear procedures for developing a better school.


  4. "Student data and Transportation Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayzata Public Schools, MN full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, fun, teacher and kid oriented

    Cons

    No benefits of you are not a teacher


  5. "Elementary Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wayzata Public Schools, MN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A large growing community of learners.

    Cons

    Work overload and expectations are high.


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    "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wayzata Public Schools, MN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, inviting work environment. Great co-workers. Great students and families. Smart financial management. Highest performing district in MN. Demand for schools has never been higher.

    Cons

    Infrequently feel out of loop. District has improved on communicating changes and their reason for the changes. Schools and student enrollment growing faster than expected, some schools are overcrowded.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your teachers. Take things off their plates so they can focus on their students.


  7. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff, good benefits, great students

    Cons

    Difficult parents, administration doesn't look for staff input

    Advice to Management

    Ask you employees for input, provide more PD opportunities

  8. "Para Sub"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I loved working at Wayzata, it was a great work environment and full of dedicated, positive professionals.

    Cons

    There really are no cons.


  9. "A true leader in education amongst learning communities."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Community involvement, student success rate and state test scores, financial budgeting and administrative control, professional development opportunities and support towards advancement, strategic goals and plans towards continued success; true value in employee performance

    Cons

    Extremely large organization with some difficulty in regards to communication. Though, there is a very supportive effort to ensure that jobs are not cut and layoffs do not occur.