Re: How to say "my school is terrible"?
Posted by My Take on 2/12/2018, 10:00 pm, in reply to "How to say "my school is terrible"?"
Wrap the truth in the positive. "There are wonderful students, parents and teachers at ...... doing hard work, but I am limited, through no fault of the students or parents, in the opportunities I can give them. I am looking for a place where I can offer students more opportunities." |
If they ask, what opportunities are those, you point to positive things that the school district your are interviewing for does (private lessons, clinics, more concerts...etc.)
: I work in a place that will never have a great
: band program, until the administration makes
: some changes. I am hamstrung by lack of
: facilities, funding, or a decent feeder
: program. I've made the most of it, and my
: kids sound pretty good, but I want out.
: When communicating with potential employers,
: how do I tell them why I want out, in a PC
: way? Or do I just not mention it? I could
: use the "I want to be closer to
: family" line, but there are 3 districts
: within a few minutes' drive where I would
: love to work. I don't feel like 10-15 miles
: is enough for that excuse. The reality is I
: want to work somewhere that makes band a
: priority when considering funding,
: facilities, scheduling, and hiring - my
: current district does none of those.