When: Thursday, February 6, 7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Where: SED Lobby
Hone your interview skills with principals and HR professionals from public and charter schools eager to share “real life” tips on interviewing for positions in education. After meeting in small groups for mock interview sessions, we’ll segue into a panel discussion exploring what we’ve learned and answer any additional questions about the interview process. The evening will conclude with a networking reception. SED Professor Don Beaudette, former superintendent of the Norwell Public Schools, will be our moderator for the evening. Students must bring copies of their resumes and must dress appropriately for an interview.
- Dress for the Interview
- Navigate the Interview
- Interview Guide
- Possible Interview questions
- Career Opportunity Websites
- Angela Allen, Brookline Public Schools
Dr. Angela F. Allen is currently the assistant superintendent for Human Resources for the Brookline Public Schools. Dr. Allen joined the Brookline Public Schools in 2005 as the K-8 Mathematics curriculum coordinator. Prior to joining Brookline, Angela held a number of faculty positions and taught and led programs in mathematics.
- Don Beaudette, Boston University School of Education
Dr. Donald J. Beaudette is an associate professor of the practice at SED. Dr. Beaudette has 36 years’ experience leading rural, suburban, and urban schools and school districts in three different states, 24 of those years as a superintendent of schools. Professor Beaudette will be our moderator for this evening’s event, Interview Intervention.
- Michael Connor, North Quincy High School
Michael Connor is currently the assistant principal at North Quincy High School and was formerly the department head of Social Studies, coordinator of Quincy Evening High School, and a teacher/coach for 15 years. He has worked cooperatively with Boston University since 2002 coordinating student teachers for North Quincy High.
- John Falino, Dobbs Ferry High School
John Falino (SED ’97, ’98) is the principal of Dobbs Ferry High School in Westchester County, NY which offers the prestigious IB Diploma Program in grades 11-12. Mr. Falino has been an English teacher and a school administrator in both urban and suburban settings. Mr. Falino presents at numerous conferences and maintains a blog for educators and school leaders.
- Roger Harris, Boston University & Boston Renaissance Charter School Foundation
Dr. Roger F. Harris (SED ’74) has devoted 39 years to working with youth in Boston’s traditional and charter schools, as a classroom teacher, athletic coach, dean, principal, and superintendent. Currently, Dr. Harris is a member of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department at Boston University and president & CEO of the Boston Renaissance Charter School Foundation.
- Lucy Perez, Springfield Public Schools
Mrs. Lucy Perez has been employed in the field of education for over 18 years. She is currently serving as the administrator for recruitment & retention with the Springfield Public School’s Human Resources Department. Mrs. Perez is responsible for developing and implementing recruitment events and collaborating with area colleges and universities to attract highly qualified educators to Springfield, Massachusetts, an urban district with 25,729 students.
- Andrew O’Brien, Chelsea Public Schools, Wright Science & Technology
Andrew O’Brien started his career in education as a building substitute teacher in Chelsea in 1998. Continuing in Chelsea he received a full-time appointment as a 6th grade teacher in 2000, dean of students in 2004, and served as an administrative intern from 2006-07. He left Chelsea to accept a position as an assistant principal then returned to his middle school career in Chelsea as assistant principal in 2008. In 2009 Mr. O’Brien became the principal of the Wright Science and Technology Academy in Chelsea.
- Andrew Tuite, Boston Public Schools, Jackson Mann School
Andrew Tuite is principal at the Jackson Mann K-8 School in Allston. His prior experience includes serving as principal of the Solomon Lewenberg Middle School in Mattapan, secondary mathematics program director for the Boston Public Schools, and guidance counselor, mathematics teacher, and instructional resource specialist in the Brockton Public Schools.
- Sharon Young, Alcott Elementary School
Sharon Young has been a principal for the past 16 years and is currently in her 11th year at Alcott Elementary School in Concord. Prior to administration, she worked as a special education and regular education teacher at the elementary and middle school levels for 14 years.