High School Teacher Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your High School Teacher interview, here are 33 interview questions and answer examples.

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Question 1 of 33

Tell me about your leadership qualities.

The interviewer would like to know what you consider to be strong leadership qualities. When describing leadership qualities, try to avoid general terms and give some unique ideas.

A great leader is someone who people naturally want to follow. They have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with nearly any personality type. A respected leader will take ownership for their mistakes and will always lead their team by example. True leaders see the importance in motivating others and recognizing even the smallest achievements. Which of these qualities do you most identify with?

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33 High School Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  • 2. What is your communication style with the parents of your students?

  • 3. Have you ever received an award or special workplace accolade?

  • 4. Out of curiosity, what type of student were you in high school?

  • 5. What are you reading right now?

  • 6. What types of activities keep you busy, outside of work?

  • 7. Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.

  • 8. What motivates you?

  • 9. How do you handle stress on the job?

  • 10. How do you prepare students for standardized assessments?

  • 11. What are your salary expectations?

  • 12. How do you deal with distracting coworkers who stand in the way of your productivity?

  • 13. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  • 14. Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  • 15. Describe an ongoing problem at your current or former employer that you were able to overcome.

  • 16. When have you had to lead by example?

  • 17. We were initially looking for someone with 5 years' experience in a similar role. Considering you have just 2 years' experience, would you be willing to accept this position at a lower salary?

  • 18. What interests you most when it comes to teaching at the High School level?

  • 19. Why are you the best teacher for us?

  • 20. In your opinion, what is the most rewarding part of being a teacher?

  • 21. What is your teaching philosophy?

  • 22. You have been hired as the newest member of our teaching team. How would you first introduce yourself to a group of parents, students, and teachers from our school?

  • 23. Tell me about one of your own teachers that made an impact on you.

  • 24. How often do you send your students with homework? What is your philosophy on homework?

  • 25. How do want your students to remember you?

  • 26. Tell me about a time that another teacher has influenced you.

  • 27. What is the most challenging part of your job, as a teacher?

  • 28. What area of professional development are you currently focused on?

  • 29. What qualities do you believe make an excellent teacher?

  • 30. How do you earn the respect of your students?

  • 31. How would you handle a student being disruptive in the classroom?

  • 32. Which subject do you most enjoy teaching?

  • 33. Have you ever taught a class with special needs students, or students with a disability? If so, how did you adjust your teaching style or curriculum?