- Davis School District24.Apr 2019
The employees who were working as educators and administrators were mostly of the same religious faith, and for the most part, about 95%, they were unwilling to collaborate or corporate with individuals(like me) who did not conform to their belief system. Their strict religious beliefs were brought into the classroom which made many students uncomfortable and upset. The "cliquish" and judgemental attitudes displayed against students and faculty that were different made the atmosphere hostile.
This again goes back to the problem of predominate religion and Principal favorites.
Freedom to work independently
The only time they looked at what you were doing in class is if they liked you and stopped by to chat or if a parent complained. They always backed the parents complaints even though they had no idea what was happening in the classroom. The students were passed on a parent's say so.
I was never given positive feedback, not genuinely. I was chastised on any occasion the administration found. I was not challenged. I came to Utah from one of the top 100 high schools in the nation. Davis School District wanted my talent because they refused to acknowledge them.
The Principal expected the female teachers to live u for his role as the women did in his house hold did according to his misogynistic religious beliefs. They had a pioneer dress code for women teachers that was so outdated that my former professional wardrobe was considered obscene for the most part.
I was NEVER offered any career development.
Overall compensation for your work
Ha! I made twice what I got at this place at my past job working part time and was always recognized Nd appreciated.
Office / Work Environment
The students tried to do this.
My grading load from five Creative Writing classes was ridiculous. I asked for the best student aides, kids I knew, and was given whoever. I had no life during the school year.
My Principal made it known he did not like me
This was great.
Great custodial staff!
Teaching involves knowing several aspects of up to four specific subjects as well as precise planning skills, ability to adjust, and also up to date computer skills for students' grades, research, plan, create shows for class etc. Another important aspect of teaching that must be learned, studied and studied but can never be perfected is human behavior. The most important . . . You Must love what you do and The Students or you will not survive.
Inclusive / Diverse
I did not see that diversity was important in this workplace. I cannot remember a single teacher of color. Heaven forbid if you were of a different religion.
Suggestions for improvement
- No religion in the school. It confuses the students..
What I like about the company
I met a very kind sweet colleague with whom I bonded and tried to collaborate until the Principal discovered we were working together and changed our schedules.
What I dislike about the company
Please see the answers to the aforementioned questions.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyDavis School District
- CityWoods Cross
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee