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TNTP Teaching Fellows

Prepare for a teachNOLA Interview

Based on your written application, you may be invited to participate in an interview. During the interview, you will answer questions about your beliefs about effective teaching. You will also respond to classroom scenarios that are representative of the challenges that new teachers may face. Your participation in the interview allows us to learn more about you and your potential fit with our program, while also giving you a taste of what being a Teaching Fellow is all about.

If you've been invited to interview with teachNOLA, you will interview in person. 

If you've been invited to interview with Baltimore City Teaching Residency, Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, Nevada Teacher Corps or RootsLA, you will complete your interview via interactive video. Follow the specific guidance here.


  1. Read and reflect. During your interview, you will be asked to share what responsibility you believe teachers have in understanding concepts like race, identify, power and class. You are encouraged to reflect on your own personal experience and two blog posts: When Cultures Clash in the Classroom and The Revolutionary Act of Pronunciation. We recommend setting aside 30-60 minutes to read the blog posts and consider your response before your interview day.
  2. Plan your visit. When you sign up for your interview, you will be given details regarding the location of the interview. You should map the location in advance and allow plenty of time to arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled interview time.
  3. Come prepared. Bring a photo ID with you, and pen and paper to take notes on the information that is shared and the questions you are asked during your interview.
  4. If you’re unable to meet in person. If you live in or near New Orleans, you are highly encouraged to interview in person. If you live outside the region or are otherwise unable to attend in person, please email us at to make other arrangements.

Following these steps will help to ensure your interview goes smoothly. Within three weeks of your interview, you will be notified of your status.