Teacher Interview Day 2004

by Jill MacKinney '05

Nearly 60 school districts were represented at the 2004 Teacher Interview Day, held Thursday, May 13, in the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center. Representatives from all over Southern California were present, to meet with the nearly 300 teacher candidates in attendance. With more than 1,000 interviews scheduled, this event presents an amazing opportunity for recently graduated APU students to find teaching positions.

“I really appreciate Career Services for putting this event on,” said Sean Fitzpatrick ’03. “APU goes out of the way to bring the school representatives here, which makes it easier to get a job after graduation.” Fitzpatrick interviewed with Maranatha High School, a Christian college preparatory school, and hopes to be offered a position teaching history.

Not only does this event benefit APU students seeking teaching positions, it benefits Southern California schools as well. “Our goal is to find the best quality teachers for our students,” said Santos Campos, principal of Norte Vista High School in Riverside. “APU has a really good reputation of turning out good teachers, and coming here to meet and interview the teachers in this way is always a plus.” Norte Vista High School is part of the Alvord Unified School District.