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Rossman Wins Fifth Top Workplaces Award

By: Communications Manager Sarah Meyer

June 24, 2017

twp_2013-2017.pngRossman School has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the fifth consecutive year. In the June “Top Places to Work” issue, the newspaper ranked Rossman among the top 50 small companies in St. Louis.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered earlier this year by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including values, effectiveness and connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

In the employee feedback survey, Rossman School employees emphasized feelings of respect and appreciation, a positive and cooperative work environment and belief in Rossman’s mission and future. “To be named a Top Workplace again is a tremendous honor,” says Head of Rossman School Pat Shipley. “I believe the sense of joy, pride and purpose among our faculty and staff accounts for the positive atmosphere that pervades our school. Children are happy at school when they are loved and respected by a happy faculty.”

View the full list of Top Workplaces online now.


Rossman School, nestled on a 20-acre campus in Creve Coeur, is an independent preparatory school for students in Junior Kindergarten (four years old) through Grade 6. The school’s mission is to provide a strong, well-balanced education in a nurturing school community committed to excellence. Dedicated to developing personal, nurturing relationships with each child, Rossman’s experienced educators provide a solid foundation in academics, athletics and arts while emphasizing strong character development and leadership skills.​ Request a free Rossman School brochure here

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