Academy District 20 Licensed Interview Fair

Event Date & Location

Date: March 9, 2019|
Location: Education & Administration Center (EAC)
1110 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO  80920

Information for Prospective Teachers

Academy District 20 Licensed Interview Fair registration is NOW OPEN. The fair registration deadline will be February 27, but may close earlier if the maximum number of 200 candidates has been reached. If space remains, onsite registration will be available the morning of March 9, 2019.

Please watch Careers for information regarding posted positions.

The second annual Academy District 20 Licensed Interview Fair will resemble the university teacher job fairs that start with a "meet and greet" session during which candidates attempt to schedule as many face-to-face interviews with individual schools as possible for later in the day.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Meet and Greet

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Candidate Interviews

What is a "meet and greet"?  The "meet and greet" format is a brief conversation between candidates and the school representative(s). Some schools may continue to conduct the meet and greet format throughout the day rather than conducting interviews if they do not have positions posted at this time. First impression conversations may lead to interviews later in the day, or later in the year. 

Who should attend the interview fair?

All licensed candidates, those who are scheduled to student teach and complete their teacher education programs in the spring of 2019, and individuals seeking employment under Alternative Licensure or Teacher-In-Residence programs are invited to attend.

 

What to Expect

  • Every District 20 school will be represented.
  • The doors will open at 7:30 AM.
  • The most critical time of the fair will be from the time the doors open for check-in at 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Expect lines at some of the school tables as candidates queue up to schedule complimentary and/or formal interviews.
  • The fair is an opportunity to talk directly with hiring administrators from each District 20 school.

 Register for the Licensed Interview Fair

 

Coming Prepared


What to Wear

Dress professionally, but comfortably. You may be doing a lot of standing in lines. Give thought to your attire and the impression you are making.

When to Arrive

Doors will be open at 7:30 a.m. for registered teacher candidates. Be prepared to spend the whole day at the fair to maximize your possible interview schedule. 

Résumés

Bring an adequate supply of résumés (1-2 pages in length) to share with schools

Interview Opportunities

Schools will be interviewing until 3:00 p.m. Opportunities to interview will depend on the need for your licensure area(s) and the availability of times.

Bring a Lunch, or Plan Accordingly

Breakfast and lunch will not be served. There is a food court at the Chapel Hills Mall located just down the street from the EAC. Water bottles will be available, but it is always a good idea to bring water with you.

Onsite Registration

If space remains, onsite registration will be available Saturday morning. Onsite registrants will not receive a preprinted name tag.

In Case of Inclement Weather

Due to the time of year, cancellation or delayed start due to weather is possible. In the event that the Colorado Springs area is experiencing blizzard-like conditions, District 20 will post an announcement on the District 20 website (www.asd20.org) and send out an email letting registrants know that the fair has been cancelled or will have a delayed start.