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What Schools Are Looking for in Teachers

By AAEE — May 17, 2007 1 min read
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As a teacher recruiter, I am always asked: “What do schools look for in teacher candidates?” Every school would have unique “look fors”, however there are some general characteristics. We look for seven characteristics:

1. Talent
2. Interpersonal skills
3. Knowledge
4. Motivators
5. Legal
6. Experience
7. Communication skills

The teacher candidate provides insight into many of these factors, sometimes unknowingly. I always stress that the job search process is a job in itself. That process needs to have time devoted to it. The time devoted to research, letter writing, interview preparation and job fair attendance are critical to success.

Jack Kronser, Director of Recruitment, Douglas County Schools

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