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Assistant Principal Interview

30 Assistant Principal Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
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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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    Who are the stakeholders in each child's education? Do any of these have a higher priority than the others?

      Highlight that all staff members, board members, volunteers, and community members are stakeholders. In public schools, each voting member of the community is a stakeholder making decisions through elections that affect the students' education. At the same time, families and friends are also stakeholders. No group of people takes priority over another. Show the interviewer that you are willing to collaborate with all of these stakeholders to positively affect each child's outcome.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I believe everyone is a stakeholder. This goes from faculty to the members of our community. Simple interactions in the hallway can impact students just as much as their home life."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "We are all stakeholders of our children's education. The parents, the teachers, the school leadership, and administration, alike. While some of these stakeholders have a closer connection with students than others, it is something that is important to everyone."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I've been paying special attention to families and friends in the school system. Parents are especially crucial because they are often the ones driving students to sports practices and registering them for music lessons, or taking them to tutoring. They also share with each other their children's progress."

      Anonymous Answer

      "Anybody who cares about that child's success is a stakeholder in their education. I think that the important aspect of this question is not who the stakeholders are but how are you going to properly engage them, so that the child's needs are going to be met. Teachers are stakeholders and they need time to teach. Parents are stakeholders, and sometimes they need extra resources to parent. Administrators are stakeholders in a child's education, and they are the gatekeepers that ensure that fairness and accountability are being met by all the other stakeholders."

      Alexandra's Answer

      Great answer! I like that you describe the role of each stakeholder.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Parents have the highest priority. Teachers and coaches and other school personnel also have a high priority, depending on what involvement they have with the student."

      Lauren's Answer

      I suggested making a generalized statement preceding your response. See below.

      "All adults in a child’s life have the ability to impact their educational success. School staff have a large responsibility in supporting the educational values and consistency put forth in the home. To me, parents have the highest priorities followed by teachers, coaches, and other school personnel."

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