Superintendent requesting my Transcripts

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  1. newteacher89

    newteacher89 Rookie

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    Hi guys,

    I'm going on my second interview today, meeting the Principal and Superintendent. My first interview was with the Asst. Principal and two Social Studies teachers. I got a phone call this morning from the Asst. Principal telling me the Superintendent is requesting that I bring my Transcripts to the interview.

    Why do you think this request was made? It is just for official purposes? Am I going to have to defend my grades??

    Thanks,
    Kory
     
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  3. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

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    Did you not have to turn in your transcripts as part of your application?
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Like teacherintexas mentioned, most applications require them. I'm not sure if I've ever sent an application without them.
     
  5. newteacher89

    newteacher89 Rookie

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    Well that's the weird part, I sent it in with my application via SchoolSpring. Even had it verified and everything.
     
  6. teacherintexas

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    They may want a paper copy for your employment file. Unless you have a horrible GPA, I wouldn't worry about it. It's probably a good sign.
     
  7. bros

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    Maybe they had difficulty opening your transcript that you uploaded?
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Don't stress. Just bring it. Good luck!:thumb:
     
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    How did the meeting go?
     
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    This must be a regional thing. I've only uploaded transcripts with about 15% of the applications I've filled out. Thinking about it, the jobs that did request them were likely out of state jobs.
     
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    I guess I didn't submit them in NC until I was offered a job. Of course, the market in Michigan is waaayyy tighter than NC will probably ever be. Michigan also has higher standards for teaching licenses and training.
     
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    All jobs around here require official (unopened, sealed) transcripts from every single institution you attended, including transfer credits. Sometimes I've seen them request it up front just to reply to a job posting, other times they aren't requested until further along in the process or until you are hired.

    I think that it's two fold; schools can verify your grades/degree, and to make sure that all of your credits are valid and accounted for in order to be paid at whatever step you start out at. For instance, I have my Masters +30, so I would start off at that step and need to hand them 3 different transcripts (undergrad, graduate, and additional graduate coursework at another institution).

    I order multiple transcripts directly from my colleges, and keep them filed away for this reason. The worst part about this is that schools tend to charge money for them.
     
  13. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    At both job interviews where I was hired, I was asked to show my transcripts. I had official copies in my teaching portfolio, but both schools were fine with just making a copy of the official copy. I think it helps to provide proof too of your degree/education and what types of courses you took to become a teacher (I used mine to show that I had a science background and a teaching background).
     
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    I also submitted mine with my application. I am (will be) a high school chemistry teacher so I think they wanted to verify the science (Bio and Chem) that I had in college. I didn't have any issues and ended up getting the job. Fingers crossed for you!
     
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    Yeah, them charging money is the worst part - the college I graduated from charges $10 a transcript - the CC I graduated from used to give two free transcripts out per year upon request, but now they charge $3 a transcript
     
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    Since I didn't have my certification in hand, they needed my transcripts to hire me (even though I had already submitted them with the application, they asked for them.) Hopefully it's a good sign! I doubt it would mean that you need to defend anything.
     
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    So my interview went well! The Superintendent said she just wanted a physical copy to keep on record for me. Again, the interview was between me and one other person. At the end of the interview, the Principal said they should have a decision over the weekend and will contact me then.

    I haven't received a phone call yet, but wouldn't you think it's weird to receive a call on a Sunday from a Principal offering the job to you? I'm figuring tomorrow will be the day I get it. I'm also hoping they contact me even if I don't get the position. I figure because it's down to me and one other person, they should have the decency to do that.

    Stay tuned!
     
  18. teacherintexas

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    Crossing my fingers for you..
     
  19. czacza

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    In my area of NJ, they'll take your copy of transcripts when you apply and ask for official copy when actually hiring a candidate.

    Plus the OP is going in for a second interview...s/he's in the running for the job...totally worth the ten bucks. Even more to have it overnighted.
     
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    Good luck!
     

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