Student Teaching Candidates Participate in Mock Interviews

Two administrators/educators from Brockport Central School District offered an in-person mock interview professional development event to Dr. Jie Zhang’s group of student teachers in the Childhood Inclusive Education program on Dec. 13, 2022.

Thanks to Lauren Combo, Assistant Principal of Hill Elementary School, and Scott Morrison, Principal of Barclay Elementary School. Combo and Morrison posed as the interviewers and provided great opportunities for student teachers to practice their interview skills, receive constructive feedback, learn about the school administrators’ expectations, gain confidence, and be better prepared for their future careers.

The mock interview professional development event for student teaching candidates has been offered since 2016, with only one exception in the spring semester of 2020. It switched online due to the pandemic and was resumed in person in Spring 2022. In addition to supporting Brockport students to learn and grow professionally, this event helped strengthen the partnership between the University and Brockport Central School District.

Thanks are extended to Micheil Sheffield, Administrative Assistant of the Department of Education and Human Development, for room reservation and guests’ parking permit arrangements to support this event.

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Posted: December 21, 2022