Interview Panelist Information

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Thank you for your interest in acting as a Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers interview panelist.

The Charles Butt Scholarship was founded in 2017, as part of the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation’s Raising Texas Teachers initiative. The goal of Raising Texas Teachers is to elevate the status of teaching and ensure every student has a quality teacher.

The Charles Butt scholars will reflect the kind of teachers, and people, who will advance students’ learning in their classroom and improve the culture and climate of their school. We value principals’ perspectives on the scholarship finalists. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Christina Dunigan at [email protected] or call us at (512) 610-5396.

Interview panelists are responsible for:

  • Reviewing student applications before the interview date: Raise Your Hand will provide your assigned applications 2-4 weeks before the interview day you are participating in electronically. Before receiving the applications, you will be asked to sign an affidavit affirming you are not related to any of the students you will assess.
  • Reviewing interview panelist handbook: When you receive your assigned applications, you will also receive a handbook, which will provide information on evaluating applications and interviews.
  • Attending a training webinar: 2-4 weeks before the interview day, you will attend a training webinar. The webinar will be provided several times.
  • Attending a final training session the night before the interviews: You will be provided with a hotel room for the night.
  • Spending the interview day observing and evaluating scholarship finalists: The interview day will last from approximately 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Finalists will participate in three activities during the interview day. You may be responsible for observing and evaluating candidates in each activity:

  • 5-minute sample lesson
  • Individual interview
  • Group activity

Interview Dates

Raise Your Hand will reimburse each interview panelist for their travel to and from the interview site, provide dinner and a hotel room the night before, and meals during the interview day.

March 3 & 4

University of Houston
Location: TBD

March 6

University of North Texas at Dallas
Location: TBD

March 17 & 18

Texas A&M University
Location: TBD

March 21

Trinity University
Location: TBD

March 26 & 27

Texas Tech University
Location: TBD

March 31

University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Location: TBD

April 2

Our Lady of the Lake University
Location: TBD

April 3

University of Texas at Austin: UTeach
Location: TBD

April 4

University of Texas at Austin: College of Education
Location: TBD

April 9

Rice University
Location: TBD

April 14

Southern Methodist University
Location: TBD