Information Technology Therapist Specialist (Former Employee), Washington, DC – February 7, 2014
Pros: you was always around alot of children, close to 600 to 700 a day.
Cons: it's really a mental challenge dealing with so many personalities in one day.
School started at 8:00am, but you had to report to work by 7:00am. The children always brought a smile on my face and the teachers was so pleasant to work with. Challenging part was dealing with the personalities of some parents. I learned from the children to always have a open mind and heart.
Educational Aide (Former Employee), Washington, DC – November 20, 2013
Pros: help children succeed, have all fed holidays off
Cons: no break if you're in a tools of the mind class, extremely low wages, have to use leave for winter or spring breaks, principals are a-holes
They amp you up for a successful school year but they fail to tell you that you will be treated like something that just fell off of the trash truck. They don't even tell you how much you're getting paid until you're about to sign your contract and the wages are extremely low even with a BA. You don't get paid during the breaks so you're stuck working – more... while the teachers and principals are off enjoying their winter or spring breaks. – less
school counselorI (Former Employee), Washington, DC – September 14, 2013
Pros: great benefits, great co-workers
Cons: does not care about ist employes as much as it should
Great experience, satisfied with helping students. Turnover in the last 10 years, Not satisfied with the turnoverner. They could do better. Did not have enough resources./could improve on management skills.
Custodial Worker (Former Employee), Washington, DC – August 21, 2013
Pros: great lunch hours, flexibility
I had a routine to follow in order to accomplish my tasks for the day. My tasks included (but not limited to) pulling trash, sweeping and mopping the facility, cleaning surfaces and preforming minor repairs. the hardest part was laying carpet; several days straight on the knees. I enjoyed being employed therefore making the best out of any situation. – more... I like to turn opsticle into opportunities. – less
Life Science Teacher, Rose Hardy Middle School (Former Employee), Washington, DC – July 26, 2013
teaching is very hard. I don't know what other school districts are like, but DCPS is the pits. Parents either dont care or think they know better than the teachers. Admin is just trying to prevent anything that will put their name in the news. Work here if you hate feeling like you've accomplished something with your time or you don't care.
Teacher Aide (Former Employee), Washington, DC – December 19, 2012
When a child has accomplish their goal in Reading or Math in a day to share their thoughts with there classmates.Comprehend the task force to help us define a vision for what you're experience and what you think you needs to do.By being direct to carry out on a business affairs.Co-workers assist, motivate, and supporters.Hardest part of a job when I – more... don't meet the timeline of my project I am working on.When everyone is on one accord to teach the children what is need to be taught and being a parent to them everyday. – less
Auditor (Former Employee), Washington DC – August 19, 2012
Pros: understanding dc public school funding, working in groups
Cons: short term, low pay
This position required individuals to perform headcount of DC Public school students. Each student was counted in the class and then checked against a master list to confirm DC residency and enrollment. DC Public school funding is based upon the number of studnets in the class.
Life Long Learning Experience. The opportunity to meet students from all walks of life. Worked with Congressional and Attorneys as Mentors.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Washington, DC – May 18, 2012
Pros: constant training and promotion potential
Cons: excellent healthcare and paid leave
Working at Stevens Elementary School was a great experience. Had the opportunity to meet with Attorneys, Congressional Staff, Judges, including President Jimmy Carter whose daughter Amy attended Stevens years ago. I was in charged of providing assistance to all incoming and outgoing students. Order equipment and supplies, administering medication to – more... students who had proscriptions, (certified medication administrator), all typing, scheduling, telephone contact with parents daily to resolve issues, and employee payroll. – less
Risk Reduction Coordinator (Current Employee), Washington, DC – April 30, 2012
On a day to day basis I worked with a variety of the DC high schools and middle schools ensuring that programs were implemented and that services offered through DCPS were being offered and implemented according to existing policies.
Registrar (Current Employee), Washington, DC – April 19, 2012
Cons: underpaid, job not secure
Used to be a wonderful Organization to work for years ago. Over worked and underpaid. On the plus side I've developed most of my work skills with DCPS. There are so many hats to wear now because DCPS is so understaffed. I Enjoy working with the students, they are the highlight of my day. At the end of the day it is about the Children.