Senior Assessment Analyst/Trainer (Former Employee), Washington, DC – June 9, 2014
Pros: free lunches, free parking and training teachers and educators.
Cons: lack of job security.
CAPCS, is a Charter School that struggles to meet its academic goals. Thus, the challenges of meeting academic goals with limited competent administrative professional staff with the education and skill level to ensure student learning was challenging.
A typical day of work required working with low expectations of success. The founder, is currently – more... facing charges of improperly directing $13 million to his personal and family accounts and thus may provide insight on the culture at CAPCS.
The teaching level co-workers were committed, dedicated, professionals concerned with the outcome, learning and goals of their students. Each was a delight to work with in all capacities.
The hardest part of the job was job insecurity as employees were asked to remain based on familial connection..
The greatest part of my job, the interaction with the students, teachers and parents. Additionally, I enjoyed tracking student growth and driving instruction using verifiable and quantifiable means of measurement. This was fun to present to parents how their child learned and tailoring to their specific educational needs. – less
Productive and enriching work and learning experience
Preschool Teacher (Former Employee), Washington, DC – July 31, 2013
start the day with snack/breakfast, conduct circle time, small group learning time-blocks, art, science activities, playground time, lunch, story time, bathroom break, nap, wake up and snack time, more playground time, then go home time.
Grant Purchasing Accountant (Former Employee), Washington DC – November 23, 2012
Great Company to work for and enjoyed my co-workers. I created PO, monitored grant bills, reported school grants to various agencies. The hardest part of the job was when school supplies would required to order from the school teachers at the begining of the year. The most enjoyable part of the job was the friendly work environment.
Instructor (Former Employee), Washington, DC – September 10, 2012
They have a VERY unhealthy practice of nepotism that adversely affects how well some people are able to perform. The constant pressure of measuring up to one of the "family" members, who are often ALL in leadership/administration roles is a bit overwhelming and somewhat insulting given that most of the people in these positions are not qualified to – more... hold these positions. – less