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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.

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Why do you want a career as an assistant principal?

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  1. 1.

    Why do you want a career as an assistant principal?

      The interviewer wants to know that this is a long-term career move for you. It is a good idea to tell the interviewer that you like to help create a structure for the school and the environment where students succeed.

      Tell the interviewer that you enjoy working under the leadership of the principal and are eager to work on curriculum endeavors. Get excited about tackling areas for improvement, and most importantly, express that you desire to see the upcoming generations be set up for success. Be passionate, and share that you hope you can continue to make your community proud of what the school is achieving.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I want to improve the structure of the school holistically, from staff relationship to classes implementation and professional development."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am excited at the thought of playing a more inspirational role in the lives of the students and teachers. In this fast-paced educational environment, I want to encourage them to be more curious and open-minded."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I worked as a teacher for the past ten years. Throughout that time, I have always had a personal relationship with the students, leading them, motivating them, and helping them. I am ready to do more than just teach. My career aspirations involve leading and guiding children to do their best!"

      Anonymous Answer

      "I believe I am ready for this position. I've been influential in the lives of so many students over the past 19 years, leading, guiding, and supporting them. I am now ready to do more than just teach."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good answer! You show wonderful career progression and a true desire to grow.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have been a teacher for ten years. I have taken every leadership position that was put in front of me as preparation for becoming an administrator. I understand classroom dynamics and how important relationship building is between children and teachers. It's important for teachers to empower children, engage them, and make them feel valued for their contributions. My career aspirations are to lead children and teachers to do their best."

      Alexandra's Answer

      Great answer! Your passion shows through in this answer.

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