“It’s a win-win for both of us,” said recruiting coordinator Erik Witt at Tuesday’s symposium, which included morning and afternoon sessions. “We can preview potential candidates, but they can also have an experience where they are interviewed by an administrator of LPS, and they can practice, get feedback and help this process.”
At Tuesday’s event, future teachers had the chance to learn more about the district, network with their peers, and learn interview best practices. They even got a glimpse of some of the questions that might be asked of them.
“We can pull the curtain back a bit and tell them what teaching at LPS is like,” said Eric Weber, associate superintendent of human resources.
Nichols, who teaches at Fredstrom Elementary School this fall, said she came from a small town and didn’t know what to expect when applying to a larger district.
The interview and application process can be intimidating for many, to say the least. The symposium helps alleviate that stress, Nichols said.
“Putting a face with names that we’re going to be in contact with, and just getting to know those people (the fact) so it’s a little less scary when we go into that interview process,” she said. declared.
The need to recruit teachers has never been greater.