To help students connect Writing and Speaking & Listening standards to the real world, C.A. Gray Junior High School's 9th Grade Honors courses participated in mock interviews with teachers, counselors, and members of the community on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1. To help students prepare for their interview, Ms. Casey Wright and Mrs. Felicia Richardson invited Dani Frederickson, an "Interview Expert," to speak with their students about the interview process.
Ms. Frederickson, graduate of the University of Georgia and Atlanta native, is a former employee of the corporate office of Home Depot in the Human Resources Department. She gave students several "Nuggets of Knowledge" and walked them through the pre-interview, interview, and post-interview procedures. She reminded students that the interview begins once their name is mentioned as a candidate, told them to never forget the importance of “thank you," and emphasized confidence.