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Updated Aug 13, 2015
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    Classroom Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Indianapolis Public Schools (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    Online application and skills review test. Screening interview with Human Resources. Panel interview with school principal and "hiring team" interview. Presentation of teaching portfolio. Principal recommendation for hire to Human Resources. Human Resources notifies applicant of job offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Indianapolis Public Schools.

    Interview

    Online application, resume submission, official transcripts. The next step is an interview with the building supervisor. If they want to hire you, you will need a criminal background check. Depending upon the time of year, the position, and the administrator this can be a very short or a very long process.

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation.

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    Classroom Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Indianapolis Public Schools.

    Interview

    -I wanted to teach in the townships but could not find a job. -Never did I plan on working for IPS, and I applied there in desperation for a job right out of college. -So, as a young teacher, I was thrilled to be selected for an interview. -I had only one of them before being placed in a school. -My principal was not welcoming when I arrived in the summer to meet him, see where I would teach, and begin to set up my classroom. -This was the start of my difficult, 10+ years at IPS

    Interview Questions

    • -Why do you want to teach at IPS?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    -There was no negotiation

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    Classroom Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Indianapolis Public Schools (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    Varies by individual. My initial hiring (I changed positions, so had to be rehired since I went from non certified to a certified position) was into a non-certified high need area. Even though I submitted all documentation (which included from other school corporations, including out of state) in a timely manner, tracked the submissions to and from IPS, they still kept losing my information. Finally, to get the interview, I contacted the Superintendents office after 3 months of waiting. I was interviewed and hired the next day. Interviewing for a certified position was handled more professionally, by different part of HR. Initially interviewed with the main HR downtown, was hired, and then interviewed with the principal's I was given. I then chose from the offers made by the individual school principals.

    Interview Questions

    • "How well do you think we will work together?" Given that I didn't know the interviewer, it was nearly impossible to answer effectively.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. They tell you what they have to offer, you take it or leave it.

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    Classroom Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Indianapolis Public Schools (Indianapolis, IN) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I was a Teach For America candidate, so my experience was very different from a traditional interview. I sat down with the principal (who has since been fired from the district,) was asked three questions about why I love to teach, and was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Why am I passionate about working with students of color?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    N/A

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    Substitute Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Indianapolis Public Schools (Indianapolis, IN) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed in February 2003, the process was pretty cut "n" dry, they just wan't to know if i had the 60 college credit hours in order to begin substitute teaching. It wasn't really like a real interview. If you pass the screen & credit hours,your hired

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, either you get $75 a day for an associates degree or $100 a day with a Bachelors and Retired teachers get $150 a day

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