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Assistant Principal Interview

30 Assistant Principal Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

Question 1 of 30

How would you describe your leadership style?

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  1. 1.

    How would you describe your leadership style?

      Share with the interviewer that you feel leaders are people who others want to follow, and you do this through building relationships! Tell the interviewer that you try to spend time every day speaking with staff and students getting to know them better. The better they know you, the more responsive they are to your decision making.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My leadership style is to be present and approachable. I want to know if my students are struggling in the classroom or at home. If my teachers need additional training, I like to be a part of their career development."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I would describe my leadership style as strong and supportive. I engage with others, and I strive to truly add value to the work that I am responsible for."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My goal, as a leader, is to inspire students and staff to strive to be their best continually. I achieve this through avenues such as speaking at school meetings and functions I also ensure my presence at school district events such as choir concerts or sports games. Giving encouraging announcements, and sending out kudos emails is another way that I demonstrate leadership."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I lead by example. I keep myself in a positive mindset which flows to my students and colleagues, aspiring them to want to do the same. I keep my students' and colleagues' best interests at heart and ensure that I am feeling safe, comfortable, and appreciated."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It sounds like you are a lovely person to work with, and an effective leader. Good response!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I would say that I am a cross between transformational and servant leadership. I like to look at everything with a discerning eye and see if there is a way to do it better. I want to encourage others to get outside their comfort zones and push their limits. I never think twice about helping out when I am asked—because I know that my own to-do list will still be there when I return. When students behavior escalates, I would offer to give that teacher time to build trust. I would go in and teach a lesson while the teacher and student play a game. Time invested in making that child felt valued will be returned."

      Alexandra's Answer

      Great answer! You have really thought this through and shown examples of how you employ your leadership.

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