Health Assistant and Receptionist (Former Employee) – Castle Rock, CO – February 26, 2016
A typical day as a health assistant/support staff member was maintaining immunization records, administering medications, taking attendance, making school announcement, answering phones and making sure student medications/prescriptions were filled and up to date.
I learned that you have to be patient and understanding with students. Ninety percent of them are a breeze, but the others made our days very interesting.
Management/Administrators were great people and very easy to work with.
The hardest part of my job was adapting to the rash of school threats and schools nationwide had to implement safety regulations.
The most enjoyable part of my job occurred around the month of March and through May when the kids were preparing for Prom and Graduation. The air was thick with excitement and the kids were happy to share with us their plans.
My co-workers were amazing and I maintained friendships with some of them to this day.
A goal oriented workplace geared to the success of the students.
Custodian Group Leader/Area Manager (Current Employee) – Lone Tree, CO – February 24, 2016
Productive and team oriented workplace in which customer service comes first. The most enjoyable part of this job is to make a safe and inspiring environment for the students to be able to excel in their studies.
Kitchen Assistant (Current Employee) – Highlands Ranch, CO – September 9, 2015
Ive worked for DCSD for 7 years. Three of the years as a sub. Worked at 22 different schools. I enjoyed that. I have afforded being out on cashiering but my manager encouraged me to do it and been on cashiering for a month on middle and high school side. I now enjoy doing that. For 5 years I have worked on elementary steam table,, serving kids. I also enjoy that as love little kids. I am a great team player and work well with most of co worker. Few are hard to work with. The hardest part of the job is if things are not organized or short on staffs. I most enjoyed being on steam table on elementary side,, serving little kids.
Very rewarding job working with youth and watching them grow through challenges and rewards
Powerschool Secretary - Douglas High School (Former Employee) – Minden, NV – August 21, 2015
This was a very rewarding job. Being able to watch a freshman grow through to their senior year and then attend graduation with all the challenges along the way. Being able to provide support to them and their families so that they could get the best high school experience and memories. The staff at Douglas High as wonderful. Great teamwork. The administration was very supportive and also let me work independently. They always supported my need to stay very busy. I would work here again if I lived in the area.
School Psychologist (Former Employee) – Multiple schools – July 25, 2015
Horribly managed Special Education Department. Totally out of compliance. Insincere, gossiping staff. They suck you in and spit you out! Why do you think there are always so many jobs available? Do NOT work for this District! I did, and it was the biggest mistake of my career. They are unsupportive, unprofessional, bible thumping, judgmental, hillbillies who are hiding behind jobs that many of them are not even qualified for. No one with a brain lasts there. They are fake nice to the agencies in order to convince them to keep sending people through their revolving doors. It's a black hole! Don't waste your time!
Teacher, Drama, Ranch View Middle School (Current Employee) – Highlands Ranch, CO – May 12, 2015
I started working in DCSD in September of 2000. I loved my school and everything about my job. Unfortunately, the environment has become overly politicized with students and teachers used as pawns. I can no longer work in an environment that is this caustic.
Print Technician (Former Employee) – Castle Rock, CO – January 28, 2015
Opened and closed print shop daily. Was responsible for getting jobs printed that were submitted from the schools and other departments. Organized and prioritized jobs to be printed each day. I was the Lead Printer and did not have an 'on site' supervisor and I only had a part-time co-worker that I worked with.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with the volume of work to be done at the end of the school year ti prepare for the beginning of the next school year.
The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling a sense of accomplishment when the jobs were completed.
T.E.A (Former Employee) – Castle Rock, CO – January 9, 2015
I loved working for Douglas County's special needs transportation! It was very fulfilling and I got to work with the most wonderful kids and driver. The trainer's were very informational, But unfortunately I was let go due to an unforeseen medical absence.
This was a great place to work, challenging and diverse and a great environment to work in.
EA IV Special Needs Aide (Former Employee) – Castle Rock, CO – January 7, 2015
I worked with special needs students helping them achieve their academic and behavioral goals. I worked with teacher, students and parents to help them achieve these goals. I learned how to work as a team to achieve these goals, learned great communication skills and problem solving abilities. I had great co workers and enjoyed seeing the students grow throughout the year. The hardest part of the job was dealing with disrespectful students and adults, but also made the job challenging and rewarding.
great hours and benefits
only paid for certain days out of the year, not full time.
This is a dynamic workplace with plenty of opportunity to engage in technology.
Manager - Software Development (Current Employee) – Castle Rock, CO – December 3, 2014
This is a dynamic workplace with plenty of opportunity to engage in technology. The challenges reveal themselves in many forms: budget challenges, outdated technology, 80+ sites, 67,000 kids, 7000+ staff. Communication, logistics, leadership, politics and day-to-day operations makes this both enjoyable and frustrating depending on the day!