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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R Johnson
Carol R Johnson
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    Guided journey on the road to enrich the lives of young folks turned into transforming a community in the process.

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The young folks on the job are full of energy, some come from great homes and neighborhoods, others work daily to improve their homes and neighborhoods.

    Cons

    Environment is always changing. There are a ton of resources and people sitting at headquarters, but the real fight is is giving students skills and connections in the private sector to execute those skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time in the schools, with the young folks, you will want to get from behind the desk and work with staff and school administrators to change the course our schools have been on.

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Boston Public Schools Interviews

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014

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    Data Inquiry Facilitator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boston Public Schools.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume and cover letter and was invited for a phone interview within a couple of days. The phone interview was with two people the director of Data inquiry and another facilitator. They asked pretty standard interview questions (e.g. successes, failures, descriptions of myself, etc.). I was sent an performance task within a few days which I was to complete within two days. The task consisted of manipulating an excel workbook of student standardized test scores in order to be better digested by teachers; creating a visualization of the the workbook (graph); and noting themes from the data. I was invited to an in person interview for which I had to prepare to facilitate a professional development session with teachers based on the data in the performance task. The interview was with several superintendents and the data inquiry team. I was also given a case study and asked to reflect on it and then role played based on the case. I was then had a final interview with a superintendent that led the Office of Data and Accountability. This was very basic and informal.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to lead people with more experience than you and a time that you were led by people with less experience than you and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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Website www.boston.k12.ma.us
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type School / School District
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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