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Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.A* Contributions to Student Learning - Explain how you feel that you are an effective instructor as measured by improved student learning and achievement. Include evidence such as student academic assessments and work, or results from programs you manage or research you have conducted, as some examples. Provide germane student and community demographic information and how you have tailored your instruction to meet students? unique needs.
Maximum length of 3500 characters.


* 2.B* Leadership Experience - Discuss your education, personal background, and school, community, or other professional leadership roles. Provide specific examples of your leadership with other educators and school stakeholders and discuss how you measured your effectiveness. You may describe factors leading to success, how you overcame challenges and how you have worked with people with contradictory or opposing views.
Maximum length of 3500 characters.


* 3.C* Interests and Expertise - Discuss how your teaching experience can inform the Department?s work, particularly regarding: supports for excellent teaching such as preparation, evaluation, professional development, and/or career advancement; ensuring the most challenged schools have highly effective teachers; transitioning to more rigorous standards and assessments; and/or rapidly improving the most underachieving schools. Describe areas of greatest interest to you and explain how work in this area may support your future plans.
Maximum length of 3500 characters.


* 4.D* Communication Skills - Describe your experience writing and orally presenting on education issues. Provide examples of the different forums in which you have made presentations or led discourse and describe the professional networks in which you participate which could serve as potential vehicles for outreach to other teachers. Discuss strategies you have employed to effectively communicate complex or difficult information or to resolve challenges you faced.
Maximum length of 3500 characters.


* 5.E* Training and Development - The Washington Fellowship requires participants to learn, analyze and present information quickly and in detail. Describe how specific professional or leadership training or academic experiences have prepared you for this role. You must also provide a letter from one such organization with which you have worked attesting to your ability to succeed in this role.
Maximum length of 3500 characters.


* 6.F* School & Community Support - Washington Fellows share the Department?s public resources with, and gain insight from, educators across the country. Describe how and why you believe leaders in your school, community or region will support your participation in the program and outreach to educators. You must also provide a letter from your school or district leadership recommending you and acknowledging that it would entail a full-year sabbatical.
Maximum length of 3500 characters.