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There is a large variety of schools and grades you can choose from to guest teach for.
Guest Teacher (Former Employee), Denver, COJune 8, 2014
I loved being able to create my schedule ahead of time and have plenty of preparation.
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Fun opportunity
Athletics Department (Current Employee), Denver, COMay 22, 2014
Pros: flexible
Its a flexible job that allows me to work on my down time and get an opportunity to work a variety of events and watch young athletes perform.
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Elementary Teacher (Current Employee), Denver, COMay 20, 2014
Teaching is one of the most challenging, humbling jobs out there. DPS is truly trying to ensure access to quality education for all.
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The kids were amazing.
Math Fellow (Current Employee), Denver, COMay 20, 2014
For everything they required us to do, it was not worth the pay. The students were great.
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Fast paced and learning on a daily.
Line Cook (Former Employee), Denver, COMay 14, 2014
Pros: working the same days and hours my children were in school.
Cons: health care was my only concern.
I truly enjoyed working for DPS. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the kids. My manager was always willing to help me with new menus and task. I was the Baker and Loved making fresh bread daily. There wasn't nothing hard about my work day all of the employees worked together to get the job done.
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Mentally stimulating children daily.
Paraprofessional General I (Former Employee), Denver, COApril 30, 2014
• Ensure program and curriculum delivery is implemented for children in an engaging and enjoyable manner
• Responsible for the day-to-day operations
• Oversee and assist the site staff in the planning and implementation of curriculum
• Maintain all appropriate records and site information as required by the Department of Human Services
• Trained potential – more... employees and tested new members of staff – less
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working with kids
Food Service Worker 1 (Former Employee), Denver, COApril 14, 2014
working with kids and seeing the excitement on their faces.
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Fit Fun
Program Director (Current Employee), Denver, COApril 13, 2014
Oversee 60 students in the after school program along with manage and lead 3 staff.
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Productive
Paraprofessional (Current Employee), Denver, COMarch 28, 2014
Pros: children
Cons: split shifts, no hours
Giving supvision to the children while the drive transport them to and from school.
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Productive and fast-paced workplace with benefits.
Part-Time Custodian (Former Employee), Denver, COMarch 25, 2014
I would professionally clean classrooms, bathrooms, and hallways.

I learned about custodial services, and how to be a team player. I also learned about time-management, as well as customer service experience.

The hardest part of the job was carrying heavy weights for prolonged periods of time. The short-term loads weren't as bad.

The most enjoyable – more... part of the job was interacting with teachers/parent/co-workers. – less
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Excellent place to work
Math Interventionist (Current Employee), Denver, COMarch 17, 2014
DPS is a fantastic place to work. I enjoyed working with parents, administration, teachers and students.
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Great people to work with at my school
special ed para (Current Employee), Denver, CoFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: the kids and the people i work with
Cons: no breaks on some days
I have enjoyed working with special needs children and work with some wonderful people. Due to a move I must leave because it is 75 mile commute one way. Hardest part of the job is having to watch carefully for seizures with some of the kids. The kids are the best part of the day. They have so many wonderful things to say. Everyday is a learning experience. – more... I maintain Medicare records for some of the children and take care of their medical needs. I work in a room with 3 other women. Together we make one of the best teams I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I hope to be able to transfer this experience to any job that I may do. – less
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Biology and Chemistry Instructor (Former Employee), Denver, COFebruary 20, 2014
Pros: great professional development
Cons: an unfair system of teacher evaluation
DPS is very good at training teacher, but the do not have the resources to ensure equity
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70% turnover and managers make rules as they go
Bus Operator (Former Employee), DPS TransportationFebruary 3, 2014
Pros: people and places!!
Cons: managers are all burnt out
I liked the training, and I loved the work.

I liked the people, but the politics are a bit too much.

TRANSPORTATION department is using technology from the 1950's
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Productive positive and professional atmosphere A good place to make positive friendships. Had a wonderful time working there.
Librarian (Former Employee), Denver, COJanuary 21, 2014
Pros: good salary, clean buildings, kept up with latest trends and technology.
Cons: recent tendancy favored dismissing experienced staff in favor of younger less experienced workers.
8 hour work day with 50 minute lunch.
Some slow days but not many. More often than not busy serving students and staff.
I learned quite a bit about technology i.e.; smart boards, iPads, iPods, keeping track of records, writing monthly reports and ordering appropriate materials.
Management was always helpful and supportive
The hardest part of my job – more... was having to leave.
The most enjoyable part of my job was the satisfaction I derived working in a professional positive atmosphere. – less
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enjoyable settings
nutritional services (Former Employee), Denver, CODecember 18, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: housekeeping
Just love working with the public. Enjoy working with children as well. I also like the hours and the pay.
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A rewarding place to work
Tutor children in reading comprehension (Current Employee), Denver, CODecember 6, 2013
Pros: summers off
Cons: not getting paid for summers off
A typical day is fast paced, with children needing attention. I have learned how children operate. I have learned what makes them tick. I have worked with some fabulous teachers who have inspired me and made me want to be a better person for the kids. Everyone I work with has an innate love of children. We all strive to give our best to the kids.The – more... hardest part of my job is being outside with the kids on a cold day. I want to come in and they are still having a great time in the snow. The best part of my day is when I can see that a child has attained a personal milestone. The pride in their eyes is a great reward for me. – less
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Denver public School food Service manger (Former Employee), Denver, CODecember 3, 2013
Pros: time off
Cons: training
A food service worker can be a prep cook, dishwasher, food server or the head chef or manager. A prep cook works under the supervision of the head chef. He or she chops vegetables, prepares meats and measures out the ingredients needed. A prep cook may occasionally serve double duty as a dishwasher, although larger kitchens usually employ people whose – more... specific job is washing dishes. – less
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Long days within changing field
Teacher (Former Employee), Denver, CONovember 29, 2013
Pros: vacation/breaks
Cons: long hours, changing standards, high stakes testing environment
I would have stayed with teaching if the demands weren't so high. Teaching is changing. High-stakes testing is taking over the creative and "learning" based field I once knew.
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Food Service Worker (Former Employee), DenverNovember 9, 2013
Pros: free lunch, days off
Cons: short breaks
they don't training new workers so you go in without knowing a thing

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