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Assistant Principal

30 Interview Questions & Answers

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How important is a student-centered classroom for you?
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When have you made a difficult decision, in regards to education? What were the risks of your decision? What was the final impact?
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When have you worked together with teachers to create a higher standard or a better way of teaching?
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Who are the stakeholders in each child's education? Do any of these have a higher priority than the others?
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Why do you want a career as an assistant principal?
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How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
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How would you describe your leadership style?
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Do you consider yourself a leader?
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What would you change about yourself to make you a better assistant principal?
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How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
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Why should we hire you for our school?
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What do you like about your present job?
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What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
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As an assistant principal, what do you believe is your best asset?
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Describe how you work with others.
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What three words would your students use to describe you?
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What makes you passionate about being an assistant principal?
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How would you help us reach the point where students look forward to being in the classroom and are fully engaged?
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How do you stay current on new teaching trends and techniques?
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What strategies would you like to use to achieve higher student performance at our school?
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What do you know about our school, and our school district?
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What improvements in the classroom have you made with teachers in the past?
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What do you envision for our school if you were an assistant principal here?
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What programs or projects have you been responsible for implementing at your current position?
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Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
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Who would you say inspires you?
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Tell me about yourself.
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Tell me about your ability to handle stress and work under pressure.
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When would you be available to start?
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What questions do you have for me?
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