The following are the kinds of questions we ask during a teacher interview. We also have candidates teacher a sample lesson as part of our process, we also have them send a video of themselves teaching a lesson if they live out of the area.

  1. Tell us a bit about your family and where you grew up and especially how the Lord worked in your life to open your eyes to his Son.
  2. Why did you decide to become a teacher? How did you sense God’s call to the teaching field?
  3. What qualities has God given you that make you an effective teacher?
  4. What would you say is the chief goal or end of education?
  5. Explain the importance of integrating a Biblical worldview in your teaching, and give an example of how you would do this in your classroom.
  6. Let’s imagine we are going to observe a master teacher teaching a lesson. I tell you in advance to expect a superb lesson. What would you expect to see?
  7. What would you say is the primary goal of student discipline, and what are some characteristics of a well-managed classroom?
  8. Tell me about a student, parent, or colleague with whom you have had a conflict and how you managed to work through the problem?
  9. How will you help your students to do things that they say they don’t want to do (e.g., homework, follow instructions in the classroom, etc.)?
  10. What do “high expectations” mean to you? How do you communicate high expectations to the students in your classroom?
  11. Which grade level of students do you think you relate the best with and enjoy the most? Why?
  12. How would you cultivate wisdom and virtue in your students by nourishing their souls on truth, goodness, and beauty?
  13. What do you see yourself doing five years from now? What would you say your “life mission” is?
  14. Who are some of your favorite authors? What book has nourished your teaching? How do you motivate students to read for pleasure?
  15. What assets would you bring to an urban, multi-cultural setting ?
  16. What would you like to know about our school, our students, and our community that would help you be a better teacher here?