Assistant to the Dean of Students (Former Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – October 30, 2017
I spent many years with Cherry Creek Schools before I moved away from the community. My move is the only reason I left. I worked in an autonomous environment with students, teachers, administrators, parents, coaches, and various community members. I felt that I contributed to a richer community and expanded my experiences in upbeat, positive ways.
It was fine as long as you mind your own business.
Para Professional (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – September 28, 2017
I worked for Cherry Creek for 6 years and most the time it was good place. I was able to get over time when I needed it. I had good co-workers too. The lounge area was not good. People were rude and loud and bossy. I tried to stay away from that.
Cherry Creek Schools - Plenty of Learning and Revamping
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – September 13, 2017
A typical day = normally in ECE schools, children are ready to learn, listen, and be taught. But by third grade, there seems to be an air of ‘entitlement’. Middle and High School is different. Cell phones dominate, and hormones are raging.
What you learned = too much unmerited freedom given, allowing false independence. Appears no one is listening and/or learning. Teachers (sometimes) look stressed, bewildered.
Management = Teachers seem not to EXPECT/DEMAND the level of respect and work ethic from students as in past. Students are not “grown” they still need a ‘firm, steady hand’ to get things done. Allowing use of CPs all the time is incorrect on so many levels.
Work Place Culture High School = Allowance of “false independence, entitlement” where students feel as though they can do anything and not have repercussions/consequences to their actions/decisions. Typically, they are plugged into their “pacifier” (CPs). Teachers use them as bargaining chips to get things done or as an ‘award’ for doing work with earbuds/head phones to have them remain ‘quiet’ or to keep them “busy” (thus given ‘pacifier name’).
The Hardest Part of the job = Getting teachers to stay firm and enforce saying NO CELL PHONE usage in classroom, having young people to take school seriously, and to have them know that they DO NOT have right to do/say what they want and be on cell phone. Bring dictionaries back.
The Most Enjoyable Part of the job = being with students in a positive learning safe environment who want to learn, listen, are respectful, are helpful, and put their cell phones away.
Free lunches, meeting new people, exposed to having “latest” equipment and opportunities
Short breaks, lack of long-term Sub positions, no healthcare for subs
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – September 8, 2017
Lack of respect/support for employees who are not at the administrator level. Culture is very much concentrated only on taking care of senior administrators. Turnover is high for employees not at that level.
Significant amount of "internal relations" which the Board of Education turns its back on. Superintendent is narcissistic, therefore setting the tone as such.
Enjoyable part was supporting the children within the school district.
Support Leader (Former Employee) – Centennial, CO 80112 – August 29, 2017
It just deoends on what you are doing in the district and if you are lucky enough to have amazing staff with you. Once my managers left it became a deoressing environment and the higher ups do not care about you.
Kids are awesome!
Kids are naughty. Lol. If you get the wrong manager your job is totally different.
AVID Tutor (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – August 10, 2017
Amazing place to work as an AVID tutor, you get to get with AVID students 2 times a week and teach them about the importance of education and help them out with not only school needs but also social and emotional help.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – July 16, 2017
School bus driving is not for everyone, but the folks I worked with as in the drivers and bus assistants were mostly wonderful people. Each terminal has its own management. One of the terminals I worked at was great and well run. Another was messy and full of gossip and very unprofessional.
Childcare Assistant (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – July 9, 2017
This company is the best I've ever worked for. Although I was just a simple childcare assistant, they started a retirement plan for me within the company, and were always flexible with scheduling. The locations I worked at were extremely organized and well-knowledgeable about the company and child care.
Counselor (Current Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – June 26, 2017
Cherry Creek School District is an outstanding district to work for. If you're looking to work in education I can't recommend this district enough. Pay is always limited when you work in this sector though.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – June 16, 2017
Typical school day, learned a lot about the education system and special education. Work place culture is fast paced. Hardest part of job is disorganization sometimes. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping students learn and gain new skills.
Secretary, Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – June 10, 2017
I was able to work in a school with my special needs daughter and all the other kids and I loved it. The teachers were pretty nice, too. The hours were early, so you could get a lot done during the day.
Special Education Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – May 17, 2017
A typical day at work goes by fast! It's fun, easy and you love doing what you do. I think the hardest part is not knowing what non verbal kids want or need... I love doing what I do and being able to be welcomed into their world
We always have food!
Not enough instructions from teachers on what to do with students