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Top 30 Assistant Principal Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
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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List of Assistant Principal Interview Questions
  1. When have you made a difficult decision, in regards to education? What were the risks of your decision? What was the final impact?
  2. How important is a student-centered classroom for you?
  3. When have you worked together with teachers to create a higher standard or a better way of teaching?
  4. Who are the stakeholders in each child's education? Do any of these have a higher priority than the others?
  5. Why do you want a career as an assistant principal?
  6. How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
  7. How would you describe your leadership style?
  8. Do you consider yourself a leader?
  9. What would you change about yourself to make you a better assistant principal?
  10. How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
  11. Why should we hire you?
  12. What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
  13. What do you like about your present job?
  14. As an assistant principal, what do you believe is your best asset?
  15. Describe how you work with others.
  16. What three words would your students use to describe you?
  17. What makes you passionate about being an assistant principal?
  18. Often I hear teachers and other principals talk about wanting the students to actually 'want to be here', now how would you help us reach that goal where students look forward to being in the classroom, and are engaged in the classroom?
  19. Describe to me any new teaching trends or techniques you have witnessed. How do you stay current on new teaching trends/techniques?
  20. Tell me about your ability to handle stress and work under pressure.
  21. Where do you see yourself in ten years from now, or where would you like to be?
  22. Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
  23. How have you, or would you, handle conflict in a work environment?
  24. What motivates you?
  25. What improvements in the classroom have you made with teachers in the past?
  26. What strategies would you like to use to achieve higher student performance at our school?
  27. What do you know already about our school, and our school district?
  28. What do you envision for our school if you were an assistant principal here?
  29. What programs or projects have you been responsible for implementing at your current position?
  30. Tell me about one of your greatest professional achievements.
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Christine Pasqueretta
HR Executive
Assistant Principal Information
August 17th, 2017

Assistant principals (also known as Vice Principals) manage school operations and have a wide range of responsibilities. They typically work for a school and report to the school's principal. Depending on the size of the school and other factors, there may be more than one assistant principal. Assistant principals interact with the staff to communicate priorities and provide support so that the school meets performance standards. Key performance areas include leadership and management, conflict resolution, and organizational skills. You typically will need a master's degree in a related field to qualify for the position.

Vacancies for assistant principals are typically found on school websites, trade publications, and online job boards. The interview process will be quite involved, considering that it's a key leadership position that impacts the daily operations of the school. As a leader, you'll be held accountable for certain key performance areas for the school. This responsibility may range from disciplinary issues to academic performance. The interview will most likely assess your integrity, reliability, leadership ability, as well as your personality and ability to handle responsibility. The interviewer will be comparing your competencies with the needs of the school.

To prepare for the interview, think about examples of your ability to communicate to and influence a wide range of people, such as parents, students, teachers, and staff. Think about situations in which you excelled under high pressure and were able to adapt to an increase in responsibility and accountability for others. You will be a vital part of the daily operations of the school, so it's extremely important to give very concrete examples. Do research on the school and try your best to get an understanding of the values and mission, and how the assistant principal will fit into the plan for the school's future. Inspire confidence in your interviewer by being direct and concise in your responses.
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Question 1 of 30
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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We recently had to evaluate our educational offerings at the school, and for budgetary reasons, make necessary cuts to maintain for the upcoming school year. Valuing the aspects of math, science, history, language and the arts, we had some difficult decisions to make. My team and I worked together to combine the arts program together (arts, music, drama, etc.) and create a hybrid language program as an offering for student electives. We were able to meet budgetary requirements without compromising the integrity of a complete education - and it is something we are very proud of.
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One of the most difficult decisions I have made in the past five years was should I stay in Russell County or make the move to Bristol Virginia Public Schools. I had taught at Russell County for 12 years. I decided it was time for change and have not regretted it one bit.
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Having two teachers placed on a growth plan. The risk for one became a reality: he couldn't meet the conditions and is no longer teaching. The reward for the other was that he rose to the occasion and has become an excellent teacher as a result.
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I've watched a child struggle in the classroom and recommending special ed testing. The risks were that the parents would be mad and in denial. The final impact was a win for the child and parents! He placed and began to have success.
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A difficult decision in regards to education was determining how to follow a new initiative that went against everything our founder believed about education.
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When I taught 2nd grade for 5 years at Hall Halsell and My two best buddies wanted to move down to kindergarten, I wanted to continue to teach with them, but I felt like I was needed at the 3rd grade level, so I moved up to 3rd grade and changed buildings. I was able to help raise the test scores in 3rd grade with my class but I did miss my buddies.
Question 2 of 30
How important is a student-centered classroom for you?
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Students make up the classroom and learning experience so they are everything when it comes to a student centered environment!
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Very important. Students would learn better if they are engaged in learning materials themselves.
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Students should be at the center of the classroom, after all they are the focus. Students learn by putting them on the spot. Make them justify their ideas, answer the questions, focus on where they are and get them to where they should be.
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It's always about the student., especially and a special education environment.
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A student centered classroom is very important to me. I have been working alongside my colleague to revamp our classroom instruction by implementing flipped classroom lessons that are watched at home, then participating in activities at school that correlate with the same standard.
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Very imp for the holistic development.
Question 3 of 30
When have you worked together with teachers to create a higher standard or a better way of teaching?
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All the time! Recently, a group of teachers and I worked together to bridge together some of the lesson plans from various classrooms. We all found the new approach to add value to our goal of holding a holistic approach to teaching and learning. We implemented technology to help students stay on track and held peer work sessions before/after school where students can share their learnings.
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I worked closely with several teachers when developing our After School Academy curriculum. I also have helped with training on various projects and curriculum programs.
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In professional learning communities in all the districts I've taught in. Each experience has led to improved teaching practice and better student outcomes.
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I have worked with teachers to improve the area of writing instruction. This created a lot of change in the building as writing finally began to happen daily. The students love the writing process and look forward to that part of their daily routines. I have also worked with teachers to create common formative assessments to assess students skill levels and create plans for the next day or week's instruction. The teachers have noted on all grade levels that this has been the most powerful use of their time as students are able to see immediately what is expected and what they should do to improve or grow.
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Weekly. We have team meetings once a week and discuss everything from students to parents, homelife, new strategies tried and it keeps us all in tune to be our best for the students we teach.
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Everyday, our staff works very closely together to help our students excell.
Question 4 of 30
Who are the stakeholders in each child's education? Do any of these have a higher priority than the others?
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We are all stakeholders in the children/education within this community - the parents, the teachers, the school leadership/administration, etc. While some of these stakeholders have a closer connection with students than others, it is something that is important to everyone. It is the future.
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The stakeholders are first and foremost the parent or guardians. I believe that they are key in their child's education. As educators we must reinforce that we are on the same team working towards the growth of children and helping them reach their full potential. Another stakeholder is the administrators working to facilitate these relationships either academically or behaviorally. Including community members is another way to increase stakeholder participation through the use of SEM clusters. Each member of the stakeholder team is important but when they are all working together for the same purpose, student achievement and empowerment for life long learning, then it becomes a well oiled machine.
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The child, their parents, the parishioners and the entire school community.
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To me the children are the most important stakeholders in their education. No one take higher priority than they do.
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The child, and the childs guardian.
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It depends on the level of need the student has, and the particular need being addressed at the time. Priorities tend to shift in this manner.
Question 5 of 30
Why do you want a career as an assistant principal?
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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!
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I was a principal 20 years ago, stayed at home with my family for 10 years and have been back in the diocese teaching for ten years. I am ready to move back into administration and feel Betty would be an excellent mentor.
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I want to take a bigger role in the education process. As I teacher, I focus mainly on educating students; making sure they are able to learn on their own. As an assistant principal, I see an opportunity to also work on turning our scholars into citizen.
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I feel that I can impact student achievement and behavior in the school setting as well as work with the stakeholders to ensure that the students are successful.
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I think that assistant principals have the opportunity to lead an educational community. Principal and assistant principal are educational leaders.
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Because I feel that I can make the most change in terms of teaching and learning as an assistant principal.
Question 6 of 30
How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
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Time management is critical to the success of our school. When prioritizing, I look at the deadlines first. Then, based on urgency I decide where to focus my attention first. Most of the time there are other daily tasks that need attention at the same time, so I keep track of these in my daily calendar, setting reminders and checking things of my lists.
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Safety, parent communication,
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Understanding that each day, there will be a multitude of things required of my time, ranging from special ed meetings and discipline to parent concerns and teacher observations, I would look at the things that have a specific and upcoming due date or time. Sometimes things will occur suddenly and they will need to take precedence.
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By analyzing what is the most important tasks and what are less important tasks and then fit them into my scheduling time.
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Top priority is always what needs to be done because students will be impacted. The last items on my priority list would be things that would not be effecting student learning if they were not dealt with immediately.
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Urgency of the situation and severity.
Question 7 of 30
How would you describe your leadership style?
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Strong and supportive. I lead by example and lead through engaging with others, with the intent of bringing them along with me. At the same time, I strive to truly add value to the work that I am responsible for and therefore, lead with a supportive mentality towards both students and peers.
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Two styles combined democratic/affiliative.
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Recognize strengths, use them. Identify weakness and work toward reducing or having growth in those areas. Push some outside their comfort zone to make them better.
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Democratic and transformational, directive when necessary.
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I will describe my leadership style as democratic. Shared mission and vision. Buy in from others on the staff. Team builiding.
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I consider myself an innovator and action oriented.
Question 8 of 30
Do you consider yourself a leader?
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Absolutely! And I continue to strive to be a better leader each day too! The role of Assistant Principal comes with great responsibility and it calls upon my ability to be an effective leader for the students/faculty.
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Yes. I believe that everyone is a leader, what matters is what you are leading. Someone is always watching what you are doing.
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Yes. I am a person who is willing to learn from his failures and I also take the time to listen.
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Yes, I lead in my classroom modeling behaviors, expectations and skills to my students. I model drills, sportsmanship and handwork to my water polo and swim teams. Finally, I lead in my department. I am stay on top of new ideas that are coming into education. I adopt and use these techniques in class and encourage others to do the same. When appropriate I will also model for teachers instructional and engagement techniques.
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Yes, I am currently the department chair in my building. I run meetings and mentor the teachers I work with.
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I absolutely consider myself a leader. I enjoy working with other people and being on the forefront of trying new things. I have always wanted to be involved and be a leader from the time I was in high school, throughout college and even now. It doesn't surprise me that my calling to be a teacher has led me to this opportunity to be a leader within a school district.
Question 9 of 30
What would you change about yourself to make you a better assistant principal?
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I would not change anything about myself, but I will always be mindful to consciously sharpen my skills to better serve the students, teachers and families that make up the fabric of this educational institution. To that extent, it is my goal to further my own education and continue to network with effective principals and administrative leaders in this municipality.
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I would develop thicker skin, and learn that not everyone is going to like the decisions I make. I will work on that.
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I would not necessarily change anything about myself but I would make sure that I continue to work on my listening skills. Students, parents and teachers need to know that you hear what they are saying in order to work on a solution for the problem collaboratively.
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I would keep my 20+ years of experience and subtract about 15 years off my age and more off my waistline.
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Experience in all levels of school.
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I would change by becoming a better listener.
Question 10 of 30
How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
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The best way to get a peer or colleague to accept (or better, be excited about) an idea, is to include them in the process, early and often. Generally, people like to be heard. Keeping this in mind, I ask them quality, discovery questions to help craft the idea and then gain their insights on the idea itself or plans for execution. It is an exciting process!
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We always say that we have to get students to buy into what we are teaching them. Adults are kids, they are just taller and older; the buy in has to be there. Trust and relationships are vital in getting your staff members into accepting your ideas. Ideas lead to change and change is difficult for some, but if they are in the meetings being a part of the idea they will start to take in their own ownership in the idea.
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First is to develop a relationship with that person. Then the discussion can begin. Ask for their idea to solve a problem and then share yours.
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I present an idea along with some things that might not work and some ways that it will work.
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By trying to get them understand me and how my ideas were helpful to them.
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I let them know that using my idea I have seen a significant change in my students and their test results. I would like to suggest and show my idea if at any time they would like to use it. I am here for any ideas or suggestions. We are here to learn from each other and gather new ideas for our students.
Question 11 of 30
Why should we hire you?
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I bring the right experience in teaching and administration. I also bring a level of enthusiasm that will blend well with the students at this educational institution. I'm excited to exceed your expectations and add value to the overall team.
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I am a product of sumter school district. I am willing to give 100 percent of myself to the school in order to meet the needs of the students.
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You should hire me because I am a good listener,I am a great problem solver ,I relate well to people and I will work hard to keep the school safe, orderly and will promote a positive learning environment .
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Because I have qualified enough to fill this position according to my qualifications pursued.
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I have the experiences and the skills necessary to be an outstanding building leader.
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You should hire me because I have a passion to learn new things, I am not afraid to ask questions or seek out answers and I always do whatever it takes for the success of my students.
Question 12 of 30
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
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Recently, I had to intervene in an occurrence of inappropriate behavior by a small group of students. The intent was to assist the students in modifying such behaviors in the direction of development successful interpersonal skills. I met with the students 1:1 to coach them through the situation, then we brought their families into the process. Throughout the process, we have held 1:1 follow up sessions weekly to continue to coach the behaviors. It is going really well!
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I had a parent hunt me down on facebook and send me 9 hateful messages, run me down in town, run me down in the school, confronted me at the front desk.... Because she did not like a decision I had made. I tackled it by maintaining my professionalism and being straight forward. I did not speak ill of the parent when other parents and teachers were telling me how she was running me down at school events and in the community. I held my ground but was polite at every encounter. After the 9th facebook message, I showed my principal the messages and emailed the parent that I need her to contact me via the school email system. I told her that while I was very sorry she did not agree with my decision, I was going to stand by that decision. I told her if she would like to schedule a meeting with my administrator and myself, I would be glad to set up a conference. Ironically, after seeing the play, she realized her student, although not playing the part she wanted for her daughter, was a leadership role and all of a sudden I was the best teacher ever.
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The fighting in the classroom and I handle this by call them and talk to them in a nicely way.
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Had a student that was having difficulty in learning and was resistant to learn anything. I was able to create new strategies for the student making it fun while learning. The student completely changed and loved coming to school everyday.
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One of the most difficult situations I had to face was when a young student passed away at my school. I was the family/school liaison and was responsible for communicating with the parents, teachers and office. When the student passed, the parent texted me and I was brought into the office to support the vp and other teachers. I remained calm throughout the experience, and made sure students were not informed until clear instructions were given. I supported upset teachers, and arranged for their classes to be covered and for their significant others to pick them up from school. I supported teachers the following day with wording and stories to help students understand. It was an experience where I learned how to hold my own personal emotions in to support the school community the best way I could and to deal with my own feelings in the privacy of my home.
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I had a child lose her mother while in my class. I cried, kicked, and got mad in private at home so I could be what that child needed from me when she was with me.
Question 13 of 30
What do you like about your present job?
Professional answer
What is not to like?! (Smile) I enjoy making the difference in the lives of children in this community. Everyday, I get to work towards this goal through my work as a teacher, peer advisor, and liaison for families throughout this local community.
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I love working with a variety of teachers, students, administrators and parents. I love helping others solve problems.
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I enjoy collaborating with my peers to help the students succeed.
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I like it but I need to change it because I want to utilize my leadership skills and talents.
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The discipline, the variety, the pace, the different challenges.
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Our administration team is like a family. the staff cares about each other and the students. Our philosophy toward instruction, data, and student learning.
Question 14 of 30
As an assistant principal, what do you believe is your best asset?
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That is simple! My ability to recognize, work with and lead people/groups while creating an environment where all are having fun learning experiences and growing together.
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As an assistant principal, my best asset is my creative ability. This is because my creative ability would always make me think of innovative ways to achieve the schools goals whilst reducing costs. For instance, at Kings Lynn Academy, I convince the school leadership to invest into the method maths platform. This made exam practice for year 11 students more IT based, thereby considerable reducing printing costs. It also ensured that learning was independent and personalised, so students receive real time feedback and action plans.
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I believe one of my best assets is that I am very strong at collaborating with fellow staff and teachers to help a school ensure strong instruction and creatively problem solve any situation.
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Through my years of divisional chair, and literacy numeracy coach, I have developed strong instructional leadership skills. I enjoy supporting others through ongoing learning and challenging people to do the best they can do.
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Relationships with students and parents.
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The students and the parents.
Question 15 of 30
Describe how you work with others.
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People you your most valuable asset and it is important to treat them that way! I enjoy working with people of all age groups. Every day, I interact with various groups of students, teachers, faculty, families and administrators. When you work with people well, they can surprise you with what can be accomplished. It is what drives me to work harder/better/smarter each day.
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I work very well. I don't usually have any conflicts because I choose to be happy.
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I have great relationship skills. I am open, and honest and people trust me. I am a good listener and enjoy working with others.
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I work very well with people. I truly enjoy working in a team environment.
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Very good because I have held leadership positions in my school.
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Very well. I am a very good communicator and listener. And am a team player.
Question 16 of 30
What three words would your students use to describe you?
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That is a great question! Enthusiastic, dependable and dedicated. Enthusiastic about learning. Dependable to be there for them to guide in their coursework/direction. Dedicated to their learning experience and enriching the lives of students/families within this school system.
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Nice, Stern, Fun.
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Caring, Hard-working, and Passionate. Relationships are key to building trust between myself and all stakeholders, especially students, teachers, and parents. If people know you care about their feelings and that you are willing to listen, many difficult situations can be handled. I consider myself to be a very hard-working person, willing to put in plenty of time and the effort needed for a school to be successful. As a data coach at Bryan, I have worked closely with staff to develop a thorough understanding of student data so they can make better instructional decisions, but I also take on a variety of additional tasks, including after school 21st Cent coordinating, student observations, helping with student discipline, and creating school-wide programs that focused on areas of need based on data. Finally, I say passionate. As a teacher, I was passionate about my students reaching their highest potential no matter where they came to me at. As a coach, I am passionate about working with teachers to understand the power of data and how to correctly disseminate it for strong student instruction. As an assistant principal, I would be passionate about.
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Motivated, patient, and determined.
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Caring, strict, and funny.
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Dedicated. Caring. Happy.
Question 17 of 30
What makes you passionate about being an assistant principal?
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Being a better leader every day keeps me passionate about being an Assistant Principal. Making a difference in the lives of students in this community and giving them a foundational love for learning that they can carry with them throughout their continued education or life are two things that make it all worthwhile!
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The opportunity to impact a school community through instruction, community activities, and understanding of the differences that make every student unique.
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I want to invest my energy, positive attitude, and support into my teachers so they can, in turn, invest in their students. I want to make a bigger impact.
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I am passionate about being an assistant principal because it means I can make a difference in the climate of the school. I can have an effect on what is done that is best for students and that I can have an impact on every member of the school and their understanding that we are all important and we are all one team.
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My school, my community, my alma mater, my lifelong home town with 3 generations of CHS graduates.
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My loving attributes to the students.
Question 18 of 30
Often I hear teachers and other principals talk about wanting the students to actually 'want to be here', now how would you help us reach that goal where students look forward to being in the classroom, and are engaged in the classroom?
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Simply put, engage them more! Involve them in the crafting of programs. People feel valued and appreciated when they are included in the process. Start there and see what you can accomplish together!
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By having it be a more student centered learning environment. I would have them offer suggestions for learning activities and studying for SOLS, big exams or tests, rewards, etc.... I would make it a place the WANT to come everyday. Much like with our incubator full of ducks that are in my classroom now.
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It begins with a safe, civil environment which can be achieved with foundations teams. Another critical piece of the puzzle is professional development and professional learning communities where teachers are exposed to new and best practices to implement with the goal of creating fresh, relevant teaching methods.
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In today's society, unfortunately, there are a lot of students whose basic human needs are not being met at home; so therefore those students are not ready to be here or if they are, they aren't ready to learn. As a school and a community, we must work together to educate parents and students about meeting those basic needs and even provide some of those needs. We are feeding kids, providing before and after school care, homework help, tutoring, and the one safe place where kids can be and feel loved and important.
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I believe that when people feel valued and important that they will want to come to school. If school is a place, where a student is bullied or always in trouble- they dont want to come to school. I would do my very best to work with all students to create a safe and positive environment.
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Ensure that learning is fun and student centered.
Question 19 of 30
Describe to me any new teaching trends or techniques you have witnessed. How do you stay current on new teaching trends/techniques?
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There are a lot of new, exciting trends in technology that are sweeping learning environments. I stay current on new offerings by following industry trends, publications and networking with fellow educators.
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I have implemented Moby Max in my classroom and this kids love it! I'm a lifelong learner so I'm always researching, discussing with collegues and going to workshops.
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I read and search for new ideas, I listen to my colleagues, and I allow students to facilitate their learning. Student driven leaving allows them go reach beyond the TEKS
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Reading research based journals and attending school.
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I am so excited about all that technology has to offer. In my class in particular I rely on technology everyday, as I don't have a textbook a series. I receive many ideas on current trends from fellow music teachers.
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The latest teaching trends involve technology in and out of the classroom. Google Docs and Google Classroom, I have used and am currently using. I stay current on new teaching trends by staying connected to education blogs, education twitter, newsletters, journals, reading Accomplished Teacher by NBCT,
Question 20 of 30
Tell me about your ability to handle stress and work under pressure.
Question 21 of 30
Where do you see yourself in ten years from now, or where would you like to be?
Question 22 of 30
Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
Question 23 of 30
How have you, or would you, handle conflict in a work environment?
Question 24 of 30
What motivates you?
Question 25 of 30
What improvements in the classroom have you made with teachers in the past?
Professional answer
I have worked with teachers to improve the classroom evaluation process. We have streamlined it and found a way to engage students in the process. This, with added technologies, we now have real time insights to how we are doing in the classroom at any given time.
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I have taught teachers new ways to see student. I opened their eyes to multiple learning strategies and how the room can be arranged to maximize growth.
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Redesigned curriculum to add rigor and be engaging to students.
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Establishing Great Expectations - Writing & Receiving a grant from the Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence to send 20 teachers in my elementary to Great Expectation training. Sharing Harry Wong's The First Days of School and Jim Fay's Love and Logic information.
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Increasing conceptual learning by fostering a community of honesty on my team. This helped teachers identify where they need to be stronger with content so that they could better build for their students.
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As a counselor, I worked with closely with several teachers to improve learning strategies and to work with the teachers to incorporate interventions in the classroom environment.
Question 26 of 30
What strategies would you like to use to achieve higher student performance at our school?
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There are a number of strategies we can apply to achieve higher student performance! First and foremost, let's put our vision for a better place at the forefront of everything we do. We will want to be a change agent and to do that we can implement key practices. We can analyze data and introduce students to their own data. We can raise our expectations and teach students how to learn. We can also work with teachers as learners in their classroom environment. Ultimately, we want to teach smarter, not harder. I think implementing these strategies will get us there!
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I would like to work alongside the After School Academy grant (if refunded) and help develop a curriculum that would have students begging to stay for after school. I also would like to see more student centered classrooms.
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1. Collect data 2. Put together a needs assessment survey and analyze that data to see where our needs lie. 3. Collaborate on best teaching practices and researched based curriculum. 4. Pre and post test to analyze the results.
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Explicit direct instruction.
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More cross curricular instruction, regular comminicTion with parents, providing an environment of students being actively engaged, frequent and relevant feedback, being proactive with behavior issues.
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Well from what I have read and learned you all are already doing things that I firmly believe in including Great Expectations, Literacy First, and Everyday Math. You have a great parents as teachers program established, an after school program established, community partnerships. I would say my strategy would be to ensure that I am helping lead teachers and students in the established practices and programs that are already in place.
Question 27 of 30
What do you know already about our school, and our school district?
Professional answer
To start, that you are first in your district. I frequently read about the events happening here in the local paper and visit your website to read about your programs, updates, leadership, etc. My children/the children in my neighborhood rave about their days here too!
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I have been a part of this district for the past 13 years and I know that we are a very progressive district. We believe in empowering our students, faculty, and parents to reach their potential. We value collaboration with teaching teams and vertical collaboration within each school. Our district believes in improvement and teacher support and added instructional specialists to our district at each school to empower and support teachers.
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Our school district is 70+ free and reduced lunch. We also have a high transient rate. We help with this by our back pack program that sends food home with at risk students to make sure their needs are met over the weekend. We also serve free breakfast and lunch to all our students every day :)
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We are a good school, but always have room to grow.
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The model is set up as a direct instruction school.
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Every year you are opening a new school. Thus is so exciting but requires careful planning and preparation.
Question 28 of 30
What do you envision for our school if you were an assistant principal here?
Professional answer
As a person of vision, and someone who can see the many things you are already doing well, I envision myself bringing those things together to create an environment where learning is collaborative and exciting. We will work with parents and faculty to evaluate our progress and continually improve upon our efforts to make education rewarding.
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I envision proceeding forward in the new school year with one vision and mission in mind. I envision a work environment where teachers collaborate, parents, teachers, and administrators work together to be on the same team for the growth potential in each student. I envision an environment where ideas are shared fluidly and respectfully between administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals.
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I envision it being a collaborative learning environment. I envision it being a place where students love to come and learn. I envision classrooms being very student centered. I envision lots of flipped classroom learning.
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Happy students who want to come to chs. Great test scores and a happy community.
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Collaboration with the community.
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Community building with stakeholders, teacher retention.
Question 29 of 30
What programs or projects have you been responsible for implementing at your current position?
Professional answer
So glad you asked! I recently led a team of teachers to implement a e-scheduling tool for students and parents to enroll classmates in for the upcoming school year. There was an upfront investment, but we weighed the costs and ended up saving the school twice the projected savings! Now, students have an accessible and connected way to learn about classroom offerings. Meanwhile, administrators are saving time, resources and manpower on the enrollment process cycle. It is a win-win!
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SDC operations manual development, SB-IEP training, 180 daily lesson plan/materials manuals creation.
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I was the administrator of our After School Academy. I implemented college tours and field trips centered around campus tours.
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I have been responsible for Easy Tech training for embedding technology in instructional units, facilitating the data team process on each grade level, and providing on-going writing support and strategies for teaching and learning in the areas that are highlighted on our school improvement plan- reading comprehension and math.
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PPC, Indi - Star, Leadership Team.
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Liturgy committee, combined school programs, 7/8 talent show.
Question 30 of 30
Tell me about one of your greatest professional achievements.
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