Questions for the Interviewer

You should always have questions for the interviewer. Don't ask questions that have been answered in the interview or that you should know from your research. These can be asked in the middle of the interview if they connect to a question asked of you.

  • What is the teacher/student ratio in your district?
  • Do you encourage teachers to earn advanced degrees?
  • How many classes a day will I be expected to teach?
  • Tell me about the students who attend this school.
  • What textbooks does the district use in this subject area?
  • Do teachers participate in curriculum review and change?
  • What support staff members are available to help students and teachers?
  • What discipline procedures does the district use?
  • What kind of parental/community support does the school have?
  • Do your schools use teacher aides or parent volunteers?
  • Does the administration encourage field trips for students?
  • How are teachers assigned to extra-curricular activities? Is compensation provided?
  • Does the district have a statement of educational philosophy or mission?
  • What are the prospects for future growth in this community and its schools?
  • What is the ethnic composition of your student body?
  • What is the average tenure of teachers at this school?
  • What would you describe as the ________ department's strongest classroom program or activity?
  • When will this position be filled?
  • May I tour the facilities, including the classroom that will be assigned to the individual that is hired?
  • Why is this position vacant?

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