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Top 30 Assistant Principal Interview Questions

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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Question 2 of 30
How important is a student-centered classroom for you?
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"A student-centered classroom is critical. When I taught ESL in China, I noticed that the teacher was speaking most of the time and students would be taking notes. The students lacked discussion ability and had little chance to develop their own opinions. I always ask my students to write down or talk about what they think about a certain issue."
School is all about the students! Administrators want to hear that this is your perspective. Tell the interviewer that the classroom must be student-focused. After all, the goal is to see students achieve success through dynamic teachers engaging with the students.
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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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"I think the student-centered classroom is most important for subjects such as a foreign language or creative writing or art class. In the hard maths or sciences, student participation should be encouraged, but the teacher spends more time explaining and teaching concepts, so it's a bit different for every subject."
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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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"A couple of students from different classes had discipline issues, and I held a meeting with everyone to discuss the cases and how to work on them. We shared our experiences and success stories and came up with a communication workshop for those students instead of sending them to detention or suspending them."
This question is designed to see how well you collaborate with teachers to achieve desired outcomes. Interviewers want to know that you understand the importance of teachers and the vast knowledge they have of the classroom. Show that you are able to collaborate well with the teachers on your roster.
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"Recently, a group of teachers and I worked together to bridge some of the lesson plans from various classrooms. We wanted to add value to our classrooms with the goal of introducing a more 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 could share their learnings."
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"Once, I organized a professional development day for 14 teachers who taught the same subjects. I wanted them to compare experiences and learn from each other. The teachers at my school benefitted from hearing other approaches to teaching."
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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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"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."
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.
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"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."
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"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."
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Question 5 of 30
Why do you want a career as an assistant principal?
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Question 6 of 30
How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
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Question 7 of 30
How would you describe your leadership style?
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Question 8 of 30
Do you consider yourself a leader?
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Question 9 of 30
What would you change about yourself to make you a better assistant principal?
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Question 10 of 30
How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
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Question 11 of 30
Why should we hire you for our school?
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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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Question 13 of 30
What do you like about your present job?
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Question 14 of 30
As an assistant principal, what do you believe is your best asset?
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Question 15 of 30
Describe how you work with others.
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Question 16 of 30
What three words would your students use to describe you?
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Question 17 of 30
What makes you passionate about being an assistant principal?
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Question 18 of 30
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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Question 19 of 30
How do you stay current on new teaching trends and techniques?
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Question 20 of 30
Tell me about your ability to handle stress and work under pressure.
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Question 21 of 30
Who would you say inspires you?
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Question 22 of 30
Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
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Question 23 of 30
When would you be available to start?
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Question 24 of 30
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 25 of 30
What improvements in the classroom have you made with teachers in the past?
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Question 26 of 30
What strategies would you like to use to achieve higher student performance at our school?
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Question 27 of 30
What do you know about our school, and our school district?
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Question 28 of 30
What do you envision for our school if you were an assistant principal here?
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Question 29 of 30
What programs or projects have you been responsible for implementing at your current position?
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What questions do you have for me?
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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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The risk is that a child's future can be changed where it will affect his/her future at an educational setting he/she may be sent to an alternative setting or dismissed from the MDCPS system. The impact was that we were able to work it out in a way that he was able to remain in our school.
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My education to become a principal.
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Changing the requirements needed by students to be completers in CTE Programs, By eliminating a class, would our students have the skills needed to complete higher level courses. So far the data is showing more completers in our CTE programs.
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Deciding to stay at NCA after my first year.
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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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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.
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This is a difficult decision. Probably the hardest one I've made.
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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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Some of the risks were- would teachers be on board, would teachers be upset over taking of classtime- final impact was, teachers were on board with decisions because the decisions were based around what was best for all students.
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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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As far as my own education the idea to leave college for financial reasons or finish what I started. The risk was not becoming what I have become. The final impact is me sitting here today to attempt to further advance toward my dreams.
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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.
Question 2 of 30
How important is a student-centered classroom for you?
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The student centered classroom helps the mentor see the strength of the student than the lesson plan for the day.
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Very important, the classroom is for the students everywhere a student looks in my classroom they will be able to find something that will help them with their class lesson, home learning, and sometimes other classes.
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It's always about the student., especially and a special education environment.
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Student centered classrooms lend themselves to higher level thinking, decision making and more interactions between teacher student and student student. With these thoughts in mind, all classrooms would benefit from some environment of SCC
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Crucial... It it the only way.
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It is most important. That is why we are here.
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It is most important. That is why we are here.
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Very, they should be the leader in their education.
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One of our goals in our mission statement is to empower and equip students for a digital and global society. Students need to experience real life problem solving scenarios and individualized learning which lends itself to the School Wide Enrichment model. The teacher needs to explicitly teach and provide direct instruction to provide students with the background that they need to work in cooperative groups to solve real world problems and work on projects that simulate real life scenarios. Empowering students should be the number one priority for teachers. Success is guaranteed when you are empowered.
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It is very important to me because students tend to learn to their maximum capacity if lessons and classwork are structured around them.
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Extremely. we must ensure that students are engaged and have buy in so that they take responsibility in their learning. Use of gradual release to help students achieve the ability to collaborate and teach one another.
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Very important. Students would learn better if they are engaged in learning materials themselves.
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Very imp for the holistic development.
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I think student-centered classrooms are very important to the learning process.
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This is a recent researched based concept that has been proven to raise student achievement and student accountability. So if this is a idea that our school system adopts, this will be an initiative I would fully support.
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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I work with my colleagues on a daily bases to help create standards and give them different strategies that will be helpful to them.
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Curriculum committee analyzing data.
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With our school leadership team and we are working to increase bell to bell instruction. We have completed walkthroughs and then analyzed the data and presented the info to our entire faculty.
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When I served as curriculum officer at the ministry of education I sought and obtained funding to increase teacher capacity to improve student achievement. I developed lesson plans to pilot test the curriculum in four countries.
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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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9 of us at Hall Halsell began the National Board Certificaton Process.
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Reconstructing syllabus with introduction of lots of activities.
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I lead a team of teachers we surveyed used data to drive decision making.
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Working with teachers to brainstorm intervention techniques to help with struggling students.
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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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Everyday, our staff works very closely together to help our students excell.
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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.
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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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, their parents, the parishioners and the entire school community.
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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 stake holders are the child, parents, teachers, staff, administration and community. The student is the highest priority.
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The school, the parents and community at large.
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The child, and the childs guardian.
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This is a tricky question because there are many stake holders in a childs education- I feel that parents/guardians are very important - they are the child's original teacher in all things and at the end of the day they are the ones who can encourage the child to do their best.
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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.
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Parents, community members, principals, all staff. We have a higher priority to educate our students to success.
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Parents, teachers, Assistant Principal, Principal, Guidance Counselor. Parents have a very high priority. They need to set the basis for continued learning once they leave the school walls.
Question 5 of 30
Why do you want a career as an assistant principal?
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To serve the community and the children of this area that will attend our system.
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To establish a common vision with stakeholders for the betterment of our children.
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I would like a career as an assistant principal to demonstrate my leadership skills and hopefully become a principal and fulfill my goals.
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I want to assist our school to continue moving forward.
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It has always been a professional goal of mine. Being an assistant principal will allow me to impact change and have a little more of an influence in doing so.
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I feel I can be an effective leader and make a positive impact on this school. It will also help me grow in the area of education.
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I feel that I am very knowledgable about curriculum and instruction. I enjoy collaborating and guiding instruction within the school. I feel that I have shown my ability to be a leader through various leadership opportunties within the school and district.
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I want a career as an assistant principal because I love to lead and serve. I feel that I have accomplished many great things in the classroom. I think there is more opportunity for me to learn and grow as a person and leader.
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As a classroom teacher your touch the lives of 22 students each year. While the impact is meaningful and impactful I find that I am ready in my career to make a more global impact by impact more teachers and students on a daily basis.
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I am interested in a career as an assistant principal because I want to have a larger impact upon education and creating an effective and engaging learning environment for students.
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I love working with children and their families. Becoming an assistant principal will allow me to work with more students and families than I was previously able to as a teacher.
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Having and working close to 17 as a teacher, I feel that is time to assist students, parents, and colleagues by providing my assistance as a supporter of implementing education.
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Students. I am and forever will be an educator because students need us to advocate for them. I want to partner with all stakeholders to support the goals of the community and of individual students to help our students prepare to compete in our global society. As a classroom teacher, I was shocked to discover that not all teachers were committed to student excellence as I was, so I started looking into options to promote excellence for all students. My path led me to administration, and I have found that I get to work with teachers daily to support quality instruction. Teachers are the ones in the trenches, and they often are so busy that they forget to stop and reflect about their practice. I get the opportunity to help them reflect and think about student learning in a way that provides support for both the teacher and the students.
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I like the fact that as an assistant principal, you never run out of things to do. The job is fast paced and rewarding.
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I want a career as an assistant principal because I want to help teachers be the best instructors they can be, I want students to be the best students they can be and give the whole school community a feeling of being part of a team, to feel safe and have a purpose when they come to school each day.
Question 6 of 30
How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
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Based on the needs of the school for that particular day and what will have the most immediate impact on the students.
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By order of importance what if due first so forth and so on.
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I constantly strive to do more and take on every learning opportunity that is afforded to me. Due to this, I have learned throughout my career that maintaining organization, routines, and beings sure deadlines are both set and met is essential. I set priorities based on when the task needs to be done, the intensity of the task or situation, and who is effected.
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I priortize the tasks to be done and I always have some free time set aside for the unexpected situations which may arise.
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A calander always helps to make time priority decisions as deadlines are a constant in the world of education. In addition, I must look at how the priority impacts the staff.
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Each day is different, but matters that effect student learning and teacher production are top priority.
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I would attend to items that were time sensitive first... Students are of course my first priority, so anything needing to be addressed regarding students would be my first priority.
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I have to decide what is most important and what cannot wait.
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As a servant leader who is hired by the community to teach students, my top priority is always the students and parents of my building. To provide a quality education means empowering and supporting staff, thus my ranking goes in this order, my own personal needs (emails) are secondary to the needs of the students and staff of my building.
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I think you have to be there for the people that you were called to lead and those people are the teachers. In doing so, I believe you are ultimately serving the students as well. The teachers are the direct link in the classroom to the students. Neglected teachers equates to neglected students.
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Instruction and instructional delivery should always be the top priority of a school. At school, I schedule my time based upon what would provide the greatest impact to the academic achievement and success of my students.
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Items will be prioritized based on need. As an administrator, I will need to delegate issues and look at what needs to be answered first and manage my time wisely so that those issues of concern are addressed.
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I use a method I learned from Stephen Covey. I prioritize things by their importance according to the consequence if they do not get done.
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I look at the agenda and prioritize by making sure that I am servicing the students and staff needs.
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I schedule myself and work under deadlines, but when an immediate situation occurs that involves students or teachers I do my best to address that situation first. I am attendtive to the needs of the teachers and students I work with. I try to assist them first and catch up with paperwork, data, planning and reports on my down time.
Question 7 of 30
How would you describe your leadership style?
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Two styles combined democratic/affiliative.
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Democratic and transformational, directive when necessary.
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My leadership style is a mix between authoritative and democratic. I believe that my leadership style needs to be established, clear and consistent but also has to have a balance of trust within my staff.
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I believe I am a transformational leader. I belief when people collaborate in meeting or plc's we come up with the best solutions.
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I would say I most identify with a transformational learning style. In the past working in PLC's or with teams of teachers we share a vision and always to seem to come up with a better solution.
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I consider myself an innovator and action oriented.
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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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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 would describe my leadership style as leading by example. I will not ask any of my teachers to do something that I myself would not be willing to do.
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I would describe myself as collaborative yet focused.
Question 8 of 30
Do you consider yourself a leader?
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A leader in not self appointed he or she is given that quality by the actions and choices he or she make from the people whom are under his supervision.
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A leader is not self appointed. You are chosen by others to lead based on the qualities you possess. I believe I have those qualities.
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Yes, I consider myself a leader because I try not to only demonstrate to others how to do something but to take the initiate and take charge and make it your own by not just doing it one way but demonstrating other ways to do or work something out.
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I lead constantly on my campus, as both a formal and informal leader. I strive for excellence with each task that I tackle and encourage others to do the same. I lead by serving others and doing whatever I can to enable our organization to be successful.
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I think that right now I have many great attributes to be a great assistant principal and currently would not change anything. However, after given the opportunity to work as an assistant principal, I would definitely reevaluate myself to see what are some key things that I could improve on.
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I consider myself a servant leader. As a dedicated educator for the last 10 years I have always been focused on empowering others to find their own drive, have pushed myself to be responsive, and have experienced great success because of my organization, vision, and strong communication skills.
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Absolutely. I am definitely self-starter. I have been able to successfully implement many different initiatives in the building.
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I consider myself a leader because of my willingness to want to lead and my experiences in having led individuals before. I think having been in position to manage many different personalities and getting all of those personalities to lessen themselves to accomplish a greater goal shows a level of leadership.
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Yes. We are all leaders. You lead from where you are.
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Yes I do. I am always starting new initiatives in the school and coming up with new ideas to help the school grow.
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I do. One of my professors asked the class: How do you know you are a leader? The answer: You look back and people are following you. I have often been placed in leadership positions. I think my passion for my job shows.
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Yes I consider myself as a leader . I have held many positions with leadership as a teacher mentor, grade level chairperson, and a member of the school leadership team.
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Leaders must have followers and to be a leader you must follow first. I think leaders gain followers through respect and kindness. Respect and kindness are two core values that I live my life by. I think I am a leader in this manner.
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Yes however I do not believe that leaders are self appointed. Instead, I believe people are chosen by others to lead based on the qualities they possess - my experience to date suggests that people see in me such qualities.
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Yes I consider myself a leader. I believe that we need leaders at ever level. I was a leader on my grade levels and demonstrate my ability to lead by fostering a positive, safe working environment where everyone felt like they contributed to the success of our students. Great leaders lead by doing. As a leader you should be willing to complete any jobs or task that you ask your staff to do.
Question 9 of 30
What would you change about yourself to make you a better assistant principal?
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Being more accessible to the staff and students to fulfill there daily needs or assisting them to work through them.
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Not taking the job so serious. I can not finish everything in one day. Prioritize and doing the best I can.
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I have been here for a number and seen the challenges as a senior teacher I have started working to alleviate some of these challenges it is my desire to use this position to continue this process.
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Give me more experience in the leadership capacity. Trying to find the first job is hard. I hope to prove myself and that is hard without experience.
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In order to be a better assistant principal I would become more of an expert in the field of problem solving and instructional best practices.
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I am a people pleaser. I sometimes take on too many tasks and stretch my time very thinly. I think I would change my desire to say yes. Sometimes I have to say no to others and give myself the time I need to perform other tasks.
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I would try to increase the amount of time available to me as there are never enough hours in the day. The most obvious area in which to do this would be to improve my use of ict, particularly programs such as excel and sims/ 4matrix.
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I am very energetic and dynamic. I am always moving and doing something. I also always try to find ways to say "yes" to people asking for help or favors. Sometimes this leads to me being overwhelmed, because I have bitten off more than I can chew. I think one thing that I am working on that will make me a better administrator is not immediately agreeing to doing something. This is essentially an organizational skill. Gauging the size of a task and the amount of time and involvement it would take to complete it and then checking it against your schedule and obligations should be done first before committing to a task. This will help making decisions whether I can do something or not and will prevent me from dropping things on others at the last minute.
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I would not micro manage as much as I have done in the past.
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I will continue to grow as a person and that would give me a more reflective view on my strengths and weaknesses to help me become a better assistant principal.
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I would definitely want to observe and possibly have a mentor ap, b/c you gain the most experience by actually being in the job. Being able to watch others and ask how he/she would handle something would help me tremendously. I want to continue to learn.
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To honestly answer this question I would have to be an administrator first and then reflect on my difficult areas in order to improve. However, one thing that I could change currently to make me a better teacher/leader is more of a personal change. Lose weight. Being overweight sometimes is a strike against you even if you are the best at what you do - this world still holds prejudices against others for even the slightest things and physical deformities and weight are easily seen and judged by others. I have been a much healthier person this year and have made several changes to work towards this issue and will continue to fight this battle my entire life.
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While I am confident in my abilities and happy with my identity, I always have room to change and grow. This year I worked on doing a better job of communicating my expectations to students by refinding rubrics and doing more modeling. I find that verbal and written communication, while a strength of mine, always has its challenges. By communicating clearly and consisely what I expect I can avoid many misunderstandings. When they do happen, its important to acknowledge the miscommunication, correct the misunderstanding, and focus on the relationship.
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I think that I would become more assertive when talking with staff members.
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In order to be a better assistant principal, I would learn how to manage time better.
Question 10 of 30
How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
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Dialogue between my colleague and myself with what my expectations are and goals of how I want to achieve them.
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By having an open door policy and participating in positive professional conversations.
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By first telling them my idea and finding out what they like or dislike and if dislike a change in my idea that would make it a like able idea.
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I communicate the idea in such a way that the individual sees where I am coming from.
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Explain to the colleague or peer the concept behind the idea and how it could possibly be linked to the best interest of the student or staff. Make them aware that all components were carefully considered before giving your idea.
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Listen to their views first, then present mine with pros and cons in context.
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Build a strong professional relationship centered on trust and encourage collaboration.
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Ido my homework and have explanations and data for all my ideas before ever bringing an idea to a colleague. I also have passion for the idea.
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Present the colleague with data to support the idea and give suggestions on how this idea can be incorporated into their curriculum.
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Most of my colleagues will buy into an idea when their shown proven results.
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The first thing I do is open a dialogue with them and see what they think about the topic. I may find that their idea can help enhance my idea. This way everyone has input.
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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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You support your idea w/ current literature and research and connect it with student achievement and growth.
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I am articulate and able to convey my ideas, but I am also open-minded to hear the ideas of others. I am able to present my ideas logical and that usually is enough to sell my ideas to others.
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Before I can get a peer or colleague to accept one of my ideas, they must first accept me as a leader and trust my judgment. I have to development relationships with my peers/colleagues before I can present my ideas and have them accepted.
Question 11 of 30
Why should we hire you for our school?
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I believe I have the requisite skills, qualifications and experience for the job. I am focus driven and goal oriented. I am also a team player and a person who likes to get things done.
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I will be an authentic, servant leader who will work hard for positive change.
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As a teacher of 14 years, I have acquired multiple instructional strategies.
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I think I can bring a lot of experience to the table. Leading instruction has been something that I have been successful with at Lawrence. I have implemented new initiatives at Lawrence with success and would like a new challenge and a chance to learn something new.
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I am fully invested on helping students, really passionate about my job, I like to bring different solutions and perspectives to old problems.
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You should hire me because I not only have the passion and motivation to lead and work with students, but I have the experience of seeing how several others schools are succeeding and a different way of leading our students into the future.
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Building strong relationships is one of the most important keys to success in education. I believe that building relationships through respect and treating people kindly has allowed me to succeed as a teacher and a leader. In my teaching experience I have held many leadership positions, such as Algebra I team leader, member of school leadership teams, and many coaching positions. I have also developed grading policies and helped develop tardy policies while completing my internship. My desire to serve others and good communication skills are reasons you should hire me.
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I am dedicated to student learning, and that starts with helping teachers to see their potential and help them to learn how to adapt to our students as they change. Most importantly, I want to learn and grow from your staff. The tight knit community and the top notch leadership program are integral component to why your students are so successful. I am a strong instructional leader, and I believe that with the support of the community and the staff and students, we can partner to really provide students with the foundation they need to be successful either in post secondary education or in the work place.
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You should hire me because I have 23 years of successful experience at every grade level, with many different curricular areas and with private, traditional public and charter public schools.
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I am a hard worker and will do whatever it takes to get a job done and done correctly. I am a perfectionist and very organized. I am good with people and keep a positive attitude. I will be willing to learn new things and listen to new ideas that may benefit the school.
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I have a unique perspective and a vested interest in the school and community.
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I feel like I bring a lot of teacher experience with me. Having taught all elementary grades with the exception of kindergarten, I feel that I can relate to teachers and the things that they deal with on a day to day basis.
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I know I would not come with experience as an asst principal but I do come with the experience of being an employee at this school for almost 9 years and that means I know how this school functions. What our values are and the vision we have for our students and faculty.
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Relevant experience, qualifications, enthusiasm for the job.
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I have worked for the school system for the past five years. I have worked with staff members directly and learned a lot from them.
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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The death of one of my students parents, with the help of all our staff at this school the social services available here and just taking a positive role toward the student and being understanding and accessible to them.
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The most difficult situation is when a student did not pass their course work and they come to you and ask what can you do. I tell them what they need to do and and our plan for the following year and what we are going to do to address that particular course.
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Talking to my kindergarten parapro about the way she talked to the children. She would say things to them that I felt was inappropriate and should be addressed with the parents not the child. I talked with her open and honestly about how I felt.
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Being left alone in the leadership role at Lawrence. I created more leaders with the teachers, helped me to improve my organization, deligated when appropriate.
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One of the most difficult situations I have had to deal with involve situations that were confrontational. In both situations, I recognized that those individuals were very irate and that those situations were situations that I did not need to say much of anything, but to let them "air out".
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I had to win a parents trust and respect. She already had a negative outlook on teachers and I had to build a relationship with her. I did this by relating her current situation with one I had experienced several years ago.
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I was confronted by a teacher surrounding my work. I calmly asked the teacher how they thought I was handling the situation then proceeded to invite the teacher to come watch me and see what I was doing and any help after that would be appreciated.
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Recommending students for expulsion and notifying the parents. Also attending the actual expulsion hearing.
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The most difficult situation I have had to face and tackle it was bringing up my students nj ask scores from the previous year. I created a program called The After School Academy where I tutored my students after school gave them snacks and did it no charge to my parents. I used the data from assessments from my class to see where their areas of weaknesses are and built enrichment and assessments from the data that was collected.
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The most difficult situation I have ever face was when I was hired as a head baseball coach. The community rallied behind the other candidate and smeared me in the papers and requested the school board to resend the decision to hire me. My character and abilities were questioned. I knew I could do the job and assured our people and players that they chose the right person. I did not back down. I showed up, did my job and did so with passion. I never let those people get me down. I knew where I was supposed to be at that time.
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Having teachers who do not believe on what needs to be instructed or complained about the programs used for instruction. I tackle this situation by demonstrating and inviting my colleagues that the programs worked by putting it to work and tried to get the best results to demonstrate my colleagues that the program or approaches truly work.
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The most difficult situation I had to face was the first day and first week of teaching high school students at a setting IV EBD program. I dealt with it by gritting my teeth, remembering what I had been taught and how to deal with tough situations and to put out fires in a safe manner all the while helping the students keep their dignity.
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The most difficult situation I had to face was being moved from my comfort zone in the 6th grade to a new grade level. I was scared and unsure. I was worried about how others would feel about me coming to their grade. I went with a smile on the outside even though I was terrified on the inside. I kept my head up and did not allow anyone to know my insecurities. It did not take long before I fit right in and went smoothly. After making the change and doing it with dignity I was thankful for the new friendships I made and how I was able to grow as an educator.
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The most difficult situation I had to face was being moved from my comfort zone in the 6th grade to a different grade level with a bunch of different teachers. I was so scared and afraid that I would not be accepted on the new hall. I had to keep that anxiety inside and hold my head up high. I had to smile and be the person I knew I could be. I met new people and became very close with many of them. It did not take long at all for me to fit right in. But I was only able to do that with keeping a positive attitude and a smile on my face.
Question 13 of 30
What do you like about your present job?
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I like working with the students and the teachers in making sure their needs are being met.
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Working with multiple teachers and all the different grade level students.
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Working with different grade levels (teachers and students)
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I am able to influence students academically, behaviorally, and sometimes even personally.
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Empowering others to reach their greatest potential. The spontaneity and challenge.
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I love the kids. I love the sense of accomplishment and success that I feel when I walk down the hallways.
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I like being a teacher because I get to connect with the students on a personal level.
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I get to collaborate with all grade levels and work with students of all grade levels.
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I love being able to help everyone in the building. I get to work with all staff and students toward success.
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I love seeing students learn and be successful. I love having the ability to collaborate with my colleagues on best practices and improving student achievement.
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I love working with kids. I like that I can influence kids to always give their best effort and teach them to seek their own greatness and not that of others.
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I love working with students in a capacity where I can help them find better solutions to their academic and personal problems. I enjoy finding a way together with them to get them back on track by finding the reasons behind their behavior choices. I get to spend a lot of time with the students engaged in conversations about their school experience and their lives. I have found a way to give students a voice in their educational experience. It has also been a very rewarding experience helping fellow educators change their views on best approaches to discipline management, from a punitive to a pro-active behavior modification process that has the student at its center. Many colleagues have come around in their thinking and agree that my approach works, though it takes time and patience. The way that my work has positively impacted the overall climate in the school is proof for me that my approach is the right approach to discipline management. This is how I express my belief that all kids can learn. In my capacity I can do what is best for kids and I have very positively influenced the thinking of many of my colleagues.
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I enjoy the relationships I build with my students and their families. I love seeing those "a-ha" moments when my students finally understand what have been trying to teach them.
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What I truly enjoy about my job is when my student prove they have learned what I taught them. Also, when my colleagues believe on my ideas or approaches to solve a problem or approach a task.
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The students. Students are at the heart of why I am an educator. They come with their own unique set of experiences, but I am lucky that I get the opportunity to grow and learn from them. They are a daily reminder of why I know I am meant to be an educator.
Question 14 of 30
As an assistant principal, what do you believe is your best asset?
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A product of this community, went through this system know the people of this community and they know me a good line of communication already established.
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The ability to communicate my goals to other and collaborate on ideas to accomplish them.
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My best assets is that I am a people person. I am always eager to help and assist others.
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My communication and organizational skills. I love children and want to see them succeed.
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My best assest is the ability to listen and to problem solve.
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The ability to listen to people and give the open and honest feedback.
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My ability to connect with various groups of people.
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My best asset is my ability to form relationships with not only just students but people in general. I have always had a calm and open-minded forefront when it comes to solving problems.
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I can communicate vision (student success/progress) with various stakeholders, collaborate around that vision and coordinate to ensure the vision becomes reality.
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My best asset is my confidence to problem solve especially in the arena of conflict resolution.
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I am a very hard worker and will see projects through. I make sure that everything that needs to be taken care of is before I walk away for the day.
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My best assest is my ability to foster meaningful relationships with all stakeholders and express genuine concern for the students.
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My best asset is my leadership abilities and to build teams. I am a great disciplinarian with proven methods in behavior management.
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My best asset is my ability to connect with others. I can find a common connection and use that to have valuable dialogue. This helps me when I have to have a difficult conversation with others.
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My best asset is my excellent organisational skills, prioritising and delegating workload effectively, ability to work under pressure and meeting set deadlines. I have a great interest in knowing and learning about the new changes brought within the educational legislation and national curriculum, and try to implementing these changes in my teaching and curriculum development.
Question 15 of 30
Describe how you work with others.
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I work well with others understanding their point of view and making the most desirably decision based on both.
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I do not have a problem working with anyone when both parties respect one another and are fair and honest to one another.
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I work well with people. Last year, as a math coach, I worked with a curriculum team of reading and math coaches. Almost monthly, we had to collaborate together to create and present professional development workshops to our teachers. Not only did I provide ideas and input, but I listened to the input of others, and sometimes I altered my ideas to improve the outcome. As a result, we had effective PD workshops.
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I work exceptionally well with other people. The key for me is listening to others and observing.
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Collaboration is the center of my practice as a teacher. As one of the three pillars of an effective education the ability to work with others is an essential skill for leaders to possess. I believe I have this.
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I have always had the ability to work well with others. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships has always been my strength.
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I believe that I work with people pretty well because of my easy going nature and openness.
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Very well. I listen to ideas and believe that everyone has something of value to bring to the table and everyone can lead from where they are.
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I think I work very well with people. I always look for others input on what I am doing or what they think about different ideas. I value others opinions and use those to help guide me in my profession.
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I love working with people. I used to set in a cubicle by myself everyday. It drove me crazy. I love helping others and in education we all need help.
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As a teacher, the most difficult challenge faced was being part of a somewhat disfunctional team. I had previously came from a team where I felt comfortable in expressing my opinions and sharing ideas. I moved to a new team where there was negativity and anmosity between team members. I stayed true to who I was. I found something positive to say each day and worked on building relationships with the team members.
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Respect and kindness are two of my core values. Everything I do starts with being kind and respecting others. This has allowed me to build some great working relationships and have some amazing days as a teacher and leader.
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I really do enjoy being around people, young and old. This is how I recharge my battery. Spending time with people, exchanging ideas and opinions, listen to different points of view are not only some of my favorite activities, they are also essential skills for an administrator. I engage in genuine and honest interactions with others guided by appreciation for diversity and differences. Building healthy relationships with people is almost second nature for me. I value differences, but I am always trying to find what I have in common with others, as well as pointing out to others what they have in common. This is a very good basis for creating effective groups and consensus. I also have very good communication skills. I believe communication is a two-way street, so listening is part of a good communication process. I believe in the principle of seeking first to understand and I practice active listening. I am upbeat, honest, and I also do not shy away from conflict. I view conflict as an opportunity for growth and change. Over the years I have acquired solid conflict resolution skills. Being a very enthusiastic and dynamic person, I can easily move people for a cause and I am not afraid to lead the way. My desire is to always try to empower people to reach for their potential.
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I am an approachable, team player, respectful, and open minded who is always ready to listen and support others on what is right for education.
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Working with people is an area of strength for me. I enjoy hearing the ideas of others and really listening to their needs. As educators, we are in the business of people, so it is so important for us to be willing to open our doors and work with all different types of people in an effort to support our students.
Question 16 of 30
What three words would your students use to describe you?
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Students would describe me as motivating, encouraging, and a good listener.
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Fun, Firm, and Caring. Respect and kindness are core values of mine and I think it shows to my students.
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Passionate, enthusiastic, supportive. I am an educator because all students deserve a quality education tailored to their individual needs. I will advocate for students day in and day out. I am excited about having the opportunity to engage teachers in conversations about their own growth because it all needs to be done in an effort to support student growth.
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If I was still in the middle school, they would probably say I was organized, friendly, and smart. If you were to ask my 3rd graders you may get three totally different words to describe. They may would say nice, pretty, and loving.
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My students would say I am fun/funny, fair, and knowledgeable.
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My students would describe me as knowledgable, helpful, and patient. I enjoy a positive relationship with all of my students, even those that have challenging behaviors.
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Mean-b/c I say what I mean. Motherly-b/c I will reprimand them as I see necessary. Hard-b/c I give a lot of work and I do not let up. I expect it all to be completed and I do not give one point. They must earn their own grades.
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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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Calm, knowledgeable, helpful.
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Very organized, always prepared, carring.
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Engaged, encouraging, challenging.
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Funny, respectable, nice.
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Funny, Outgoing, and Knowledgeable.
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Concerned, leader, reliable.
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Innovative, energetic, responsible.
Question 17 of 30
What makes you passionate about being an assistant principal?
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The desire to help our school thrive forward with new ideas and new direction for our school.
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My love for the students, my community, and the individuals that I will be working with.
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I love kids! I can help them in a different capacity than I can as a teacher. I can work with the families and help guide them to successful lives.
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It is exciting to think that teachers and students know that I can count on me to guide or help them be better. I also like the fact that I can count on the building to help me improve at what ever I need help with.
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For me, having the ability to help influence the school culture. To some of our students we are the best part of their day. It is up to us to create a positive and safe learning environment in which kids want to learn. I feel that before we can reach our students instructional needs we must be able to reach their emotional needs. In other words, they need to trust us. I think our school is moving in the right direction with Responsive Classroom. Being able to have positive influence over and entire school community is what makes me passionate.
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I am most passionate about being able to make a difference in education. Being a leader, I have the opportunity to recognize things that are not working and find a way to make them better.
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I am passionate about leadership. I want to help lead students and adults to better our school and community. I love serving others and I think being an assistant principal will allow me to serve a larger group than I currently am serving.
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The idea of assisting the principal and teachers to have a successful school and to help students be successful in school is an ideal position for me at this time in my career.
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Well, I have not had the opportunity to perform an AP assignment, but I know that my passion as an AP will be to work and assist others into approaching successful approaches to student instruction.
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I am passionate about being an Assistant Principal because I possess great leadership skills, I love working with students because I relate well to them, and I am a great team player.
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I enjoying supporting and empowering others to reach their full potential with students achievement being the center of everything we do everyday.
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I love having an opportunity to empower and support teachers to reach their full potential as a teacher with student learning being the center of why I do what I do everyday.
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I am passionate about being an assistant principal because I want to serve the students, teachers and school community in a way that helps make them successful.
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I have taught for 15 years and I am anxious to try a different path in education. I enjoy working with teachers and staff and supporting them in their needs. I am also looking forward to seeing education in a different light instead of in the classroom. It is important to me to see all angles in a career.
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Since I have been in the classroom for fifteen years I am ready to come out and make a difference on the other end of education. I have planted seeds in many students hoping that the seed will grow and that child takes me with them for many years. I am now ready to venture and plant seeds in the teachers. I want to make a difference for them. I want to teach them things I have learned along the way in my journey as an educator.
Question 18 of 30
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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Let's get ride of rope lessons where the teacher lectures and the students listen, this will place the student in semi-control of how they learn and how they receive the information. Each student will be able to give input into the lesson.
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Active learning, project based learning, making their mark on the school, student leadership opportunities.
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Ensure that learning is fun and student centered.
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First of all, to empower and equip students with the skills necessary to be life long learners, we need to be providing the very best strategies and be systematic about weeding out the strategies that are not producing high results or having a positive effect on student growth. Consistent discussion about these strategies through whole group and small group professional learning communities will help us with this vision. Empowering teachers to share the best of their strategies at faculty meetings each time we meet will inspire others. Teachers learn the most through witnessing the craft of other teachers. Providing time for teachers to observe each other and share what they know is a strategy I want to implement. Additionally, highlighting and encouraging regular student attendance with school-wide incentives will also be critical in gathering buy-in from students.
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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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Make them comfortable by introducing interesting methodology in teaching, communication.
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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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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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We have to make it a goal to make the environment in our building comforting, inviting, and engaging to our students.
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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.
Question 19 of 30
How do you stay current on new teaching trends and techniques?
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The trend that is commonly used now is DI Direction Instruction, I attend professional developments, visit some of my colleagues classrooms to get a better view of how they work the DI and see if I can in cooperate some of their ideas with mine.
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Technology in the classroom. Attend workshops when I can.
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Literacy Collaborative. To witness any trend, a minimum of 3 years. More like 5.
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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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LDC Models, Kagen, and Elbow to Elbow training techniques, Conferences and reading technical literature on the current trends.
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I stay current by teaching at Relay and continually learning new trends and techniques. Also, but engaging with the standards institute, I get to travel around the country and work with teachers. This summer, I'll be going to Chicago.
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I am a member of several teaching organizations and the latest trend I think will be most useful is the blended learning model being used next school year in the RTI academy.
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I have witnessed how teachers use interactive whiteboards, tablets and cell phones meaningfully in lessons. I belong to Curriki, an educator organisation that shares ideas and latest trends in teaching and learnig globally, and I participate in webinars about the latest trends in education.
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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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Reading. Gradual Release. Lesson Studies.
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I recently was apprised of "career pathway" instruction platforms. I found it interesting the concept of challenging academic core emphasizing real-world application; providing a demanding technical curriculum; using work-based learning to support instruction; providing student supports to assist all students to successfully meet outcomes. I attend yearly conferences and recently started a second masters degree in educational leadership.
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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,
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Teaching with the help of technology, keep interacting with other schools.
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Blended learning. PBIs. PACE Assessments, competencty Today it is about treadting the student as an individual learner rather than collective. This is true in curriculum design instructional deliver and assessment. Trends today focus on anywhere anytime learning an dpersonalization. I come from a school that is at the forefront of all of these trends. We are a PACE district, we are competency based. We grade numberlessly.
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CLR, standards based report cards, homework, technology. READ, Twitter. Grad school. Conferences. Fellow colleagues.
Question 20 of 30
Tell me about your ability to handle stress and work under pressure.
Question 21 of 30
Who would you say inspires you?
Question 22 of 30
Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
Question 23 of 30
When would you be available to start?
Question 24 of 30
Tell me about yourself.
Question 25 of 30
What improvements in the classroom have you made with teachers in the past?
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I've shared behavior strategies, classroom formation of desk, different stations that can be used for more than one task, bell ringers, and classroom motivation techniques.
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More project based learning. More hands on activities and more engaging lessons.
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Creating common assessments.
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As department chair we have implemented LDC models in other classes.
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I have helped teachers with instruction. Showing them that students learn in different ways. Instruction needs to be diverse with lesson plans that help reach all students.
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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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To provide students with a variety of options to allow their specific learning style to shine.
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I enjoy working with teachers at all levels in the career. I have helped teachers access and understand their curriculum which has empowered them to deliver the curriculum to their students with confidence. I have led professional development in the area of writing instruction, and standards of mathematical practice. I enjoy working with teachers on behavior management techniques that are the most essential to student learning.
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I have organized workshops for teachers to hone their skills in a student centered classroom. Most classrooms were fitted with interactive white boards to enhance teaching and learners use technological tools like tablets to enhance learning.
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I've used more student led work on the overhead and slates at their seats with open discussion. Then we all work the same problem together and share our strategies.
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Understand the importance of routines and procedures to create a safe and consistent learning environment.
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Students with unique needs have such diverse leaning styles that they often require individualization and modifications to their programs in order to make progress. I've supported complete re-organization of classrooms and i've supported teachers in making small adjustments to maximize student access. My proudest moment was recently collaborating with three agencies in order to procure a power wheelchair for a student with cerebral palsy. We had many hard conversations with the family who had strong opposition to obtaining a chair until we recently reached agreement from all those involved.
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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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Teaching methodologies, arrangement of desks, friendly atmosphere interactive sessions.
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I have designed and led a number of professional workshops and seminars regarding the integration of tech into the classroom and blended learning. Most recently, I was asked to go and speak at Pinkerton about competency based education. I designed a week long workshop for teachers at an elementary school. I spoke at the christa mcauliffe technology conference. And when you show a teacher something that we can do in the classroom something that will make their lives easier or will impact their students, and you can see the wheels turning in their head. Well that right up there with the best experiences in education.
Question 26 of 30
What strategies would you like to use to achieve higher student performance at our school?
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I would like to use hands on performance technique where the students conduct all of the research, make the plans, disseminate the lesson to their peers and explain what they are looking for and present a finished model for a visual effect. The teacher will just be the facilitator.
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Management by walking around. Being visible, peer observations. Team content area curriculum meetings.
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Project Based Learning, Data collection, student data notebooks.
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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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More student centered activities.
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1. Changing the schools culture to one that is more student centered. 2. Implementing intervention strategies for at risk students 3. Developing a home work policy / contract to be signed by parents. 4. Using a whole school approach to planning and catering for children's needs 5. Monitoring classroom instruction to ensure that learning is meaningful and effective. 6. Increase teacher capacity to embrace new developments in education 7. Ensure that every child is taught how to learn 8. Conduct frequent staff development program activities 9. Empower teachers to effect positive changes 10. Develop a strong parent-teacher association.
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Increasing the focus on instructional practice, providing teachers with resources and checkpoints to hold them acccountable to results and increasing the focus on the foundation of our school - freshman class.
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I know that one of the main hurdles will be to address attendance and family participation. I think that using incentives to get students in the building is one method but there has to be consistency.
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I would like to implement the optimization of teaching and learning during lessons by making sure that teachers are well prepared for daily lessons. HOD's will have to check on the weekly written planning of educators. Learner books will be monitored and class visits would be implemented for developmental purposes.
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I believe in a student centered approach and I look forward to contributing to a school culture that is focused on empowering staff to effect positive change. I continue to refine the skills needed to be an effective collaborator and I believe in creating effective interventions for students in need.
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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.
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Motivational talks by the alumunies or other reputed people, change in curriculumaccordingto its suitability.
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Motivational talks by the alumunies or other reputed people, change in curriculumaccordingto its suitability.
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Integrate tech into classroom curriculum 21st century learning strategies.
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Lead staff to be Reflective on self awareness. Next, seek to learn their students. Concurrently, understand and identify WHAT do students know and not know. Discuss best strategies to use to help students grow. Data.
Question 27 of 30
What do you know about our school, and our school district?
User-Submitted Answers
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I know our school is a title one school who has made some growth in our academics and that we are no longer an ETO school. Our district pride itself on the upward mobility of our students education.
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A rural school district located near 3 cities. Earned an Excellent and Excellent with Distinction in the past on the Ohio Grade Card. Participate in Muffins with Mom and Doughnuts with Dad. All buildings are located on the same campus.
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Every year you are opening a new school. Thus is so exciting but requires careful planning and preparation.
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The school is a priority school and needs assistance in improving student achievement and the district is new but has high expectations set for teacher and student success.
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Our school is a low performing school our students come from a wide catchment area we receive students with the lowest scores from the entrance examination our students come from the lower socio economic bracket.
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I've worked here for 6 years. A lot.
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I have worked here at Anacostia for 1 school year and in the district for 8 years and know I would like to be a part of the positive growth.
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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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The school is one of the leading performing schools in the district. It performs well in sports as well as cultural activities. The district however does not perform so well.
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We are a good school, but always have room to grow.
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Yes, currently working here as a teacher.
12.
Well, I had the opportunity to meet you briefly and I have to say I was on the fence. Rochester is my home. But from talking to teachers and seeing lessons it just seems like this is a place that I could call home. I know RTI I know technology. I know that you are a small tight knit community.
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The model is set up as a direct instruction school.
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I know there are over 900 students and you have a high percent of students of free and reduced lunch - almost 50 % of your students according to the report card from 14/15. I know your accountability rating dropped in 14-15 from the year before and I would want to get your thoughts as to what happened.
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Been here 4 years, and am impressed with the rich staff development and best practices in place.
Question 28 of 30
What do you envision for our school if you were an assistant principal here?
User-Submitted Answers
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My vision is a 100% graduation rate with at least a 70% grade move within our district. My vision include our school be the school every parent would want their child to attend, knowing that we have college bound programs, programs for our SPED students to attend vocational or trade schools to receive a certification in their chosen field.
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Improve student achievement, decrease problem behavior, increase community involvement.
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Student leadership opportunities, project based learning, use of technology, involving parents within our school.
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To build on the solid foundation that has always been established, working collaboratively with the school community to maintain the school vision.
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A school where students are proud to attend, school spirit, belonging, and staff enjoy working with students and are motivated to help them succeed.
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A school where students, parents and staff are happy an effective school.
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I will coach teachers by observation, by becoming a member of the class, by providing professional development resources, by being a planning partner, by being a sounding board.
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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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To maintain the school's good performance and to better it over time.
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Happy students who want to come to chs. Great test scores and a happy community.
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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.
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To take it to a greater heights in development of the students.
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Community building with stakeholders, teacher retention.
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I would envision a school where students want to come to school and are excited to learn. A school where students and teachers work together to increase the knowledge of the student and a school where parents felt welcomed.
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I envision a safe, civil, orderly environment where learning engagement is the norm and teachers take advantage of professional development and professional learning communities to improve their craft. I also envision a positive, vibrant relationship with the surrounding community.
Question 29 of 30
What programs or projects have you been responsible for implementing at your current position?
User-Submitted Answers
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I handle all of the Special Education Programs, which include the BEPAC for inclusion of Sped student to be included into the general educational setting.
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Part of PBIS. School leader. Mentor program for new teachers.
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Lighthouse LIM at Wynford.
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Liturgy committee, combined school programs, 7/8 talent show.
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Bell to Bell Instruction for our teachers, small business operations class and a school based enterprise.
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I have only been at my current school for 2 years I am a grade 9 home room teacher I provide pastoral care to 11 classes from grade 7 to 11 prior to coming to my current school, I served as a curriculum officer at the ministry of education for four years. During my tenure I monitored and evaluated instruction at primary and secondary schools island-wide, I trained principals and teachers of districts 5 and 6 in the life -skills delivery of Health and family-life education. I also contributed to the development of the regional HFLE Curriculum. Before working with the ministry of education I taught at a secondary school school where I taught health and family life education to the whole school, and provided pastoral care while I headed the environmental club, the peer counselors, and the student council.
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Pi Day, Mu Alpha Theta, Appeals,
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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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I implement the mentor system where matric learners were divided amongst matric educators. The mentoring programme allowed for educators to look after the academic performance of the learners as well as as e. G. Social problems that learners might experience. I assisted the school to maintain a pass rate of above 95%.
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PPC, Indi - Star, Leadership Team.
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Great Expectations, morning meeting, rise and shine, project work students being able to work in the classroom to help kids, field trips, grants for kids field trips, grants for.
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Head of the department, core committe member for the Annual Day.
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Technology in the classroom. Curriculum Change. PACE
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I implemented the current counseling program at North Oldham and created the scheduling plan as well as setting up the templates for scheduling protocol. I worked to create a school safety plan that is still being used.
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SDC operations manual development, SB-IEP training, 180 daily lesson plan/materials manuals creation.
Question 30 of 30
What questions do you have for me?

About Assistant Principal

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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