Tell us a little bit about yourself.

This is not really a question, but your response is important. This is one of the most common interview questions and one of the most crucial. Keep in mind that even though the question is about you – the answer that most interviewers are looking for needs to give them a good idea about how you are a good fit for their school system. Keep this in mind when answering. So instead of saying “I’m a mother of three and married to a wonderful man”, you should highlight your greatest assets that you will be bringing to the table as a teacher.

(In fact, keep details of your personal life just that – personal – do not volunteer any personal information unless it is beneficial to the aims or goals of the school district). You can summarize achievements that you have made recently or in the past, you can make allusions to how your future plans fall in line with the goals of the school system and how you can contribute to the students that you will be teaching. Focus on the achievements that you have made that will make the biggest impression with the interviewer and that will make him or her feel as if you would bring something valuable to the table.

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