National Heritage Academies Interview Questions

Updated Jul 10, 2015
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    Specials Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at National Heritage Academies in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview 1: The recruiter was very helpful. She gave me advice for ways to prepare for the second interview. She explained the job, school, salary, and benefits. Within a week I received a call from the principal with an invitation to come in for an interview. Interview 2: The principal and one dean met with me. They were pleasant and thorough. I sensed an immediate rapport with both of them. Within a week I received an email inviting me back for a brief meeting with other faculty. Interview 3: I was placed in a room with several other people, who I assumed were faculty. They were applicants for other positions at the school. I was called back to a different room and met with two specials teachers. The interview lastest about ten minutes and I was cut off in the middle of my answer because another applicant was ready to come in. As I was leaving I spoke briefly to the principal, who said there was one more step in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your classroom management style?   1 Answer
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    Music Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at National Heritage Academies.

    Interview

    First impression of student behavior in hallways was very good leading me to expect the same within the individual classrooms. Unfortunately, as I toured the school, I could hear teachers screaming at their students and saw kids in the classrooms running around. It looked like very little learning was being accomplished. After my tour, I almost did not want to interview for the position but changed my mind.

    Interview Questions

    • I was expected to know items specific to the area that the school was servicing. Since I am not from the Detroit area, I did not know that the school was within close proximity to some projects.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was unable to negotiate. I was offered 39000 the first year and another offer for 40000 the second year.

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    Teacher, Elementary School Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at National Heritage Academies (Dayton, OH) in July 2014.

    Interview

    20 minutes max, the Principal and another teacher. My resume was reviewed, and a few questions were asked. I did not teach a lesson, and was not given a tour of the school or anything. Afterwards, I got a call from an NHA recruiter. She asked me a few more questions, and then told me my starting salary. Negotiate! I said I would not take less than a certain amount, and got a 4,000 increase. She called me back after "confirming" she could offer me that. When she did, I accepted. I then did a background and drug test and a few days later got an email saying they were excited to have me as part of the staff. I never signed a contract.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a positive behavior reward system that you would implement. Tell me about a difficult student you have had, and what did you do?   Answer Question
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at National Heritage Academies.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the principal and 2 deans For me it was more like a conversation than a interview

    Interview Questions

    • If you were any kind of animal what should you be and why?   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (2)  

    Dean of Students Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at National Heritage Academies (Gary, IN) in July 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process is easy and relaxing. Your initial interview will be over the phone. Your second is in the building and the third portion is a written test. The interview questions are about instruction and classroom management. The interviewers are the principal, DSQ and other deans. They may add a few teachers.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult or unexpected question is the following: What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    okay

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    Student Recruitment Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at National Heritage Academies in December 2012.

    Interview

    First, round on the phone with a recruiter. Next a call with the hiring manager. After that a face to face interview with the hiring manager and maybe the principal of the school you'll support. Then there is a background check.

    Interview Questions

    • Know about education and the demographics of the school you'll be supporting. Tune into NHA's four pillars, moral focus, and the NHA culture.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation. Here's your salary, here's your start date...

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Paraprofessional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at National Heritage Academies (Durham, NC) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Very good interview with principal. Up-to-date facility

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Hourly rate much too low based on my education and experience

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    Registrar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at National Heritage Academies (Plymouth, MI) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Postings in house then posted out side. Then fill out online application. Take aptitude test and if the fit is good, an interview is extended. The interview is conducted. Administration then alerts HR at corporate and an offer is then extended to the person.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle distraught people.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was a transfer from another school

  10. Helpful (4)  

    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at National Heritage Academies (Detroit, MI) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Phone screen by Talent Acquisition Rep. Phone screen with Admissions Manager. Met with principal and Admissions Manager. Reviewed resume, looked at data, discussed job qualifications, received tour of school. Follow-up conversation with Admissions Manager. Offered job via email letter. Accepted offer, filled out paperwork online and conducted orientation online. Onboarding conducted by Admssions Manager at work location through a series of meetings.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. Every new hire in this department is part-time hourly and starts at the same rate.

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    Music Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at National Heritage Academies in October 2008.

    Interview

    The offered a trial period with sub pay. Based on a few days they offered yet another trial period. They expected someone in this position to manage the classroom better than the already hired teachers, even on the first day with the students. This (theoretically) meant complete and utter control over almost the whole student body. The claim was that the hired teachers had supreme control, as well as stellar entertainment value in the classroom to keep the students interested. This I did not see for most teachers. Most were no different than anywhere else I taught. I did see humiliation of students with in your face yelling.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unusual questions.   1 Answer
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