Teacher Interview

For those of you about to embark on interviews for teaching jobs, we offer this model interview from the May 26, 1899 Skidmore Standard:

The Right Man in the Right Place

A Standard representative overheard the following interview between a school director and a young pedagogue who had come to him personally to make application for the school, the other day.

“How much do you value yourself at?”
“Fort-five dollars.”
“Have you ever taught?”
“Yes, I am teaching my fifth term now.”
“What grade certificate do you hold?”
“Second grade.”
“How old are you?”
“Twenty-five.”
“Married?”
“No.”
“Do you ever drink intoxicating liquor?”
“No.”
“Well you are the kind of teacher we want and we will consider your application.”

That man has the correct idea of what a director’s duties are, and should be made president of the board and kept there as long as he would have the office.

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