Reprinted with permission of American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE), www.aaee.org.
School district administrators who hire teachers typically place a great deal of emphasis on how candidates respond to interview questions. If you are like most candidates completing teacher education programs, you may be unsure what you will be asked and how best to respond. To help you prepare for interviews, we present here the most frequent responses from 260 elementary, middle school and high school principals from two states who were asked to identify the one question they would be sure to ask.
Candidates are often asked at the end of the interview if they have any questions. This is an opportunity not only to learn more about the school, but also to demonstrate professionalism. You should avoid any negative-toned or salary/benefit questions. You will have the opportunity to ask financial questions when the position is offered. Here are several questions you may want to consider.
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