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Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 10, 2013
Interview Details – There are excellent hiring fairs which allow you to travel throughout a gymnasium "browsing" schools and interviewing with schools of your choice. Most questions, as a first year teacher applicant, are used to gauge whether you can cut the muster. They will give case-scenarios of difficult situations you may encounter as a teacher - the most extreme of cases to see how you would respond.
Interview Question – What would your approach be if a child used physical violence against you? Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Jan 25, 2013
Interview Details – I sent in a resume and cover letter and received a response within 3 weeks or so. I was invited to take a written assessment (situational).
Interview Question – It was all pretty straightforward, imagine that in your new position you have to x, y or z write an email to person a, b, or c. I guess I didn't say what they wanted. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC May 2011 – Reviewed Aug 2, 2011
Interview Details – Met with Assistant Principal, offered the job, said I was interested, and told follow up would occur. I followed up with thank you email, reiterated interest, had to email back twice only to find out new Principal's arrival changed everything. Found this out from parent at school, not my interviewer.
Interview Question – How would I change the grant management to make it more responsive to school's needs? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Couldn't get to negotiation phase due to lack of follow up.
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