Interview with Superintendent?

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  1. frogger

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    Has anyone had an interview with the Supt? This would be after the initial interview with the hiring principal and then once the principal recommended you for the job the Supt would set up an interview time as well.

    Do you think it's more of a formality? The Supt wants to meet everyone in the district (it's small) sort of thing?

    What would you wear?
     
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    It sounds like a formality, but dress to impress. It's probably okay if you wear the same outfit you wore to the first interview, if you're running low on clothes. Maybe just change the top or something.
     
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    I have 3 times and he/she was the final decision for whom gets the job. So be impressive! I am sure you will do great!
     
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    I've interviewed with several superintendents. Twice I did not get the job. With one of them it was down to myself and one other candidate. The other met with me since it was May and I was teaching out of state. I was only going to be in town for one day. That was a rough interview- he pretty much interrogated me.

    The K job that I had last year was with the first district that I mentioned- where I was one of two final candidates. It was a year and a half later, but I finally got the job.

    My new job it was more of a formality, but I worked under one of their former principals, so I think that helped me a bit.
     
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    Oh- I never interviewed with my NC superintendent. But I was in a fairly large district (35ish schools).

    Mountains, Piedmont, or Coastal?
     
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    I spoke with the superintendent before officially being hired, but it was more of a formality. He was, however, the one who told me which step I would feel started on.
     
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    The super and teachers were my only interview as they hadn't hired a new P at that point. He let the teachers do most of it as he knew they would be working with me a lot more.

    Do you know how many are meeting with the super?
     
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    Once had an interview with a Super, but he was also Principal, awesome guy. First guy I met at the school I teach at now, was the super, had "driving clothes on" had drove 1,100 miles in 2 days, not the greatest first impression.
     
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    The principal didn't say exactly how many but it sounded like that was the next step after the interview...
     
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    In my division there is only 1 interview round and it's with the principal(s) from the school and the superintendent. Always dress to impress and don't treat it as a 'formality' - this is your last chance to get that job!!
     
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    35 schools is considered large? How many kids?

    Just asking because I've always thought of 35 schools as being small/medium (I'm guessing there about 35,000 students).
     
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    Here, the CEO is not involved in the hiring of teachers. Too many teachers.
     
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    My entire district has two schools! We have under 1000 kids k-12.
     
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    35 schools is a large district for North Carolina but not huge like the districts that would be in the largest cities here (Charlotte, Raleigh, etc).
     
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    35 is large to me, especially since I taught in a pretty rural area. Around here, if a district has 10 schools I consider it large. The last district I taught for and the one I'm moving two both have two buildings each. K-6 and 7-12.

    My old district had roughly 20,000 students.
     
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    I interviewed with the superintendent, asst superintendent and P at my last job. The S and AS asked me a lot of questions about the district itself. They asked what I knew about it, student populations, test scores, etc. I was one of two finalists and the S and AS helped the P make the final decision.

    Dress to impress!! And make sure you know everything you can about the district and the position. Be prepared! And good luck! :)
     
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    Dress for an interview.

    It's usually more of a conversation type interview. My last one was only about ten minutes.
     
  20. tired.mom

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    Many years ago, I had an interview with a superintendent in a very tiny school district. On a Sunday morning. Very unusual! Turns out I didn't have the exact certification they needed, so it didn't/couldn't work out--which I found out when I went for a 2nd interview with the department. But yes, it was definitely a real interview as opposed to a formality.
     
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    For my first teaching job I had one with the Asst Super and her aide. It was slightly more relaxed (her tone more than anything compared to the ten person panel of the first interview) but the questions were more.....'if such and such happens, what would you do?'

    I found that interview more stressful, because I would answer the question, then they would come back and adjust the situation and ask the question again, and again. I think she was trying to stress me out.

    Good luck, dress well and be prepared for anything.
     

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