(Your InterviewStream password doesnâ€™t need to be the same as your Pi Lambda Theta password, but it can be.)
You only get one chance to make a first impression.
Pi Lambda Theta members can make sure theyâ€™re prepared for job interviews by recording mock interviews online at InterviewStream and receiving feedback from a panel of expert job interview coaches. These volunteer coaches are members of PLT and PDK â€” both part of the PDK family of education associations â€” who have real-world experience hiring teachers. They can provide feedback about what youâ€™re doing right and offer specific suggestions for improvement so you can ace your interview and land your dream job.
Perfect your job interview with InterviewStream.
At InterviewStream, you can:
- Select sets of questions tailored specifically for elementary teachers or middle/high school teachers;
- Explore the general teaching or frequently asked questions;
- Create your own interview by selecting questions from each set; and
- Request personalized feedback from our expert job interview coaches.
Get feedback from our expert job interview coaches.
These real-world education professionals:
- Have experience hiring teachers and know what a winning interview looks like;
- Give you specific suggestions about how to improve your interview skills; and
- Reinforce the interview techniques that you’ve already mastered by letting you know what you’re doing well.
Who are the coaches?
These are a few of the talented professionals who are volunteering their time and expertise to help you get a job.
Aviva Goelman Rice is a district-level professional learning coach with the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System in Georgia, where she conducts trainings in standards-based education, development of common assessments, classroom management, and co-teaching; she also provides support to teachers and professional learning communities on all aspects of teaching and learning. She has 17 years of classroom experience in the Detroit Public Schools and Sumter County (Ga.) schools in grades K-8 and special education and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
Michele Evon Jones is a mentor/coach to teachers of students with disabilities and specializes in behavior management. She holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in psychology from Hampton University and a masterâ€™s degree in urban teacher leadership from Georgia State University. She has been a paraprofessional, K-12 special education teacher, and instructional change coach. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in mild to moderate disabilities and has been the Teacher of the Year, Elementary Teacher of the Year, and DeKalb Countyâ€™s Teacher of the Year.
Debra Reeder is an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and the University of Virginia, where she teaches undergraduate education and graduate human resources courses. She is a former teacher, school-based administrator, and school system human resources professional for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Her passion is developing future school leaders through rĂ©sumĂ© and interview preparation, including providing realistic feedback.
Terri Sackett is a student-centered educator who has served various school communities in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New Zealand over the last 30 years. She has been a classroom teacher, supervisor of curriculum and instruction, principal, and superintendent. She says, â€śIt gives me great pleasure to help future educators sharpen their skills so that they may join the greatest profession, teaching.â€ť
Cathy Stephens is the director of Educational Certification and Career Services at Whitworth University. She holds a teaching certificate in the state of Washington with endorsements in elementary education and theater, as well as a masterâ€™s degree in education with an emphasis on administrative leadership from Whitworth University. She writes “The Job Hunt” column for Educational Horizons.