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School District of Philadelphia Interview Questions

Updated Jun 26, 2015
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Everything is completed online through Teacher Match. You must complete a teaching inventory that if you time out you can not apply for 6 months. You upload documents into teachers match and then await a call or a email.

    Interview Questions

    • How does your lesson address student competency?   1 Answer
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    English Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was invited by email after I applied online.

    1. How do you handle disruptive students who aren't interested in listening?
    2. How would you incorporate student culture?
    3. How would you use technology in the classroom?
    4. What is your philosophy of teaching?

    Be sure to be calm and personable. Show your interest in the school.

    Interview Questions

    • See above.

      They also asked me to tell about myself.
       
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The salaries are non negotiable.

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Received my certification in mid July and shortly after interviewed with PSD. Went through 1 phone interview and then moved onto interview with schools directly. All interviews were with the principal and a group of teachers.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked questions about:
      -Content Knowledge
      -Teaching Philosophy
      -Previous experience
       
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    Rather amaturish. The interview was a group interview with some people sitting in the room appearing to have no idea of the requirements of the position. It felt that they were in the room to give the appearance of the process being open.

    Interview Questions

    • there were no unexpected questions. They were rather superficial: Why do you want to work for a public entity? You do realize that we are hiring you during a very difficult financial situation and yet you want to work here? (Of course, otherwise I would not have applied)   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia.

    Interview

    Three step process. Written English and Math Test, Typing test, interview with a principal.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were easy. Situations in school office. Common sense.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia.

    Interview

    Filed out application online and met with a HR rep a few days later at the school. It was an an awesome interview and I really liked my interviewer. I received an on spot job offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There is a salary scale.

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    Special Education Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    Someone calls you or sets up an in person interview so that you receive your "score" upon which you are ranked against all others with your same seniority (they do not explain that at first). Then, they ask you a series of benign questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you differentiate your teaching in a class where you have students who excel and students who struggle?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. It is set based on your experience and your education.

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    Mail Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    I had one interview with the mail room supervisor. He as me multiple question mainly if I could handle a high work load. He let me know the training is a must and told me sorting and delivering mail is 70% of the work load.

    Interview Questions

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    I actually interviewed for my job four weeks after being hired. Interview was scored 0-100%, yet now management wants to do away with tenure and seniority.

    Interview Questions

    • How often should a teacher be assessing his or her students.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    This happened with the district on the phone. They asked:
    -How I would handle a disruptive student
    -How I would handle my principal telling me to stop one of my practices and use a different technique, even though I know my technique works for my specific class
    -What is my teaching motto.
    -How do I teach to people who have had disruptive home lives, and do I realize that they may bring something into the classroom due to that
    -How do I differentiate for many types of students

    Interview Questions

    • How do I deal with students who disrupt class?   1 Answer

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