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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza
Dr. Karen Garza
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    The experience has been amazing.

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    Current Employee - First Grade Teacher in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - First Grade Teacher in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools


    Great support, Salary, Summers off, great children programs


    There are no bad things about this job!

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Fairfax County Public Schools Interviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Elementary Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Fairfax County Public Schools.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by phone to come in for an interview at Herndon Elementary. You have to email the principals in this school district to try and get an interview. I emailed my resume and cover letter to all of the principals. When I came in for the interview, they were interviewing other candidates back to back. It was a panel of three conducting the interview. During my interview, they seemed very annoyed to be there. A lot of yawning, getting up a couple of times while I was talking, looking totally disinterested. I was really thrown off by this. They were writing down my answers throughout. They provided a list of the questions for me to look at during the interview. The questions were very wordy and tough. They almost looked like essay questions. At the end, it seemed they just wanted me out of there. Needless to say, I did not get the job. I didn't even get a response to let me know one way or the other, but I knew I had bombed it. Other schools in the district have conducted easier interviews. This particular interview at Herndon was just very tough!!

    Interview Questions
    • How do you respond to this assertion: "the major causes of learning do not fall within the teacher'a sphere of influence. Student learning will be determined primarily by factors such as innate ability, parental support, socioeconomic conditions in which the student lives, and the beliefs and behaviors of the student's peer group."   Answer Question
    • Reflect on the first 20 days of school. Give examples of routines and procedures you put in place in Language Arts, Math, and classroom management.   Answer Question
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Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2008

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Website www.fcps.edu
Headquarters Falls Church, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type School / School District
Industry Education
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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