Listen to the Podcast (transcript):
Interview season is upon us. Tens of thousands of hopeful teachers are printing out resumes, ironing their best clothes, and showing up for those nerve-racking interviews. And when they do, some of them will hit a home run, wowing their interviewers and landing those jobs. Others will be disappointed, sometimes over and over again.
So what are principals looking for when they interview prospective teachers? I asked five administrators to tell me what qualities are most important to them. They talked about the things candidates do to really impress them, and the mistakes that will make a job offer highly unlikely. Here are the five fantastic administrators who gave their time and advice for this episode:
Chris Nordmann (@ChrisNordmann), Academic Dean at the Kaleidoscope Charter School in Otsego, Minnesota.
Penny Sturtevant, Principal at Big Walnut Middle School in Sunbury, Ohio.
Herbert O’Neil (@), Director of Academics for Lifeschool in Dallas, Texas.
George Couros (@), Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and learning for Parkland School Division in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada.
Joe Collins (@), Assistant Principal at Harford Technical High School in Harford County, Maryland.