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Hillsborough County Public Schools Teacher - Elementary Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 14, 2014
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Elementary Teacher Interview

Elementary Teacher
Tampa, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hillsborough County Public Schools in February 2010.

Interview Details – You must hold a Bachelor's Degree and apply to online at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us after your online application is accepted and you are in the system you must apply to schools with job openings directly and wait for interviews. After you are hired, your professional certificate is activated and you complete a Preparing New Educators (PNE) program.

Interview Question – How would you handle difficult students or parents? What is your teaching style and philosophy?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiating. Everyone is on the same pay scale.

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Elementary Teacher Interview

Elementary Teacher
Riverview, FL

I applied online - interviewed at Hillsborough County Public Schools in May 2009.

Interview Details – You must have a degree in order to even apply for a teaching position. If elementary level you must have your certification and show eligibility. Usually after your graduation, one must complete a year of paid internship (temporary certificate) Look up on district website, see available positions open at each school, call or personally drop off resume and interest letter for the position. After that, Principal's secretary will call you for interview appointment. Then, face to face interview with the principal and usually team interview. They email or call to let you know within a week if one has the job offered to them or not.

Interview Question – Tell about a time you didn't get along with a co-worker. What was it concerning and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. The district pays by level of experience and they have a salary scale also posted on their district website.

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Teacher - Elementary Interview

Teacher - Elementary

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hillsborough County Public Schools in August 2008.

Interview Details – A lot of your working conditions as a teacher depend on the principal, so while you can't negotiate salary - the union does that - you can accept or decline the general working environment. Make sure you click with your principal. She sets the school culture.

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Negotiation Details – Florida is a right to work state and you won't be allowed to negotiate much, unless perhaps you're a teacher in a critical shortage area, such as special education or ESOL.

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