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Posted by HS director on 4/8/2021, 3:08 pm, in reply to "Interview
For that kind of position you're likely to get a lot of kids fresh out of college. Ask some pedagogy questions. Ask a few questions over fingerings - if they're a brass player, ask woodwind fingers, and vice/versa. Think about what classes you want them to teach and ask questions about that. Ask what an average day in their class looks like - do they have an idea of how to pace a 45 minute class? Ask them to walk you through the very first lesson on how to play X instrument (probably start with their strongest instrument). Your district will probably mandate some of the "tell me about a time when..." questions, but they won't have a ton of experience to tell you about a challenging student, or a parent conflict, or any of those usual ones. See if you ask "tell me about a time when you had to adapt your working style" or something like that. You're mostly just looking for someone who's willing to work within your system without hand-holding.