I had my first job interview today. It went great! It was supposed to
last 1 hour and it went 2 hours. They had 12 questions, but said they could
add more depending on my answers. They had 4 people on the panel. Two were
art teachers, one was an English teacher and the director was drama. I
answered each one in detail and I think they liked my answers. I feel good
about it. They LOVED my art work and I also brought in some student work. I
brought in the hand painted torn paper collages (some of them) and I brought
in my samples of the wire and pantyhose. They liked all of it. Nobody
guessed it was pantyhose.
The only negative thing is that I don't know ceramics and the man
teaching ceramics wants to do more painting. However, I think he liked me
because when we went on the tour he told me not to worry about it because he
can do the part I can't.
It is rare they have an opening in this school because it is so
desirable, and they have been taking resumes, but selected a few teachers for
the short list to be interviewed, which is what I found out I was a part of
It is a magnet school (APAC) and the students have to be excepted to
get in. They must have a good portfolio and maintain a B average. The
average class size is 15, except for an art appreciation type class they do
for kids that are not the regulars. I would be teaching grades 4-12 and they
would be separated out into 3 groups. (3 classes per day) The classes run
not quite 2 hours each except the art app. one is less than 1 hour with big
breaks in between. My day would end at 3:20.
I think I may have been the first one they interviewed, She said they
will let me know real soon, because she realizes now is the time people are
Thank you all so much for the support and thank you to those who wrote to
the director with a recommendation. She got them and I think was impressed
with our support group. I will reflect on the interview while it is still
fresh in my mind and try to write back the questions they asked. I will
let yall know as soon as I know the verdict. Love to all.
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