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?”
“Do you ever drink intoxicating liquor?”
“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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