I agree, she just made a mistake. I would just brush it off
and move on. Maybe she should have been more prepared, but I
don't think this one mistake means that she is not a good
administrator or it is a bad school.
So were you actually offered the job? You said you "passed on
the job." But - were you offered it?
On 8/20/13, MS teacher wrote:
> I recently went on an interview and the principal did not
> know my name.
> This is how the principal greeted me:
> Principal: "Paula?" [not even close to my first name] Me:
> "No..."(I looked around for another candidate and was about
> to ask if there was another candidate that they were
> looking for). Principal: Looking confused Me: I said my
> first name. Principal: Still looking confused like “That’s
> not your name.” Me: I then said my first and last name.
> Principal: "Oh!" She made some incoherent remark, trying to
> explain her gaff. I believe she thought my last name was my
> first name. [FYI: my last does have a "p" and an "a" but is
> not Paula!] The principal then introduced herself and
> ushered me back to the interview room. The whole incident
> was awkward and embarrassing. I decided to pass on the job
> for several other reasons but I felt the interview got off
> to an odd start because the principal did not know my name
> and acted like I did not know my name either! Am I wrong in
> thinking that a principal should get a candidate’s name
> (either one) right? Thoughts?
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