Principal Interview Questions

27 Questions and Answers by Audra Kresinske

Question 1 of 27

What qualifies you for this position?

Principal Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What qualifies you for this position?

  2. 2.

    What do you know about our organization?

  3. 3.

    What defines success for you as a principal?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about yourself.

  5. 5.

    What is the most rewarding part of being a Principal?

  6. 6.

    What is your greatest strength?

  7. 7.

    How did you cope with stress at school?

  8. 8.

    What are your career goals?

  9. 9.

    What is the most difficult part of being a Principal?

  10. 10.

    What qualities make an excellent principal?

  11. 11.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  12. 12.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  13. 13.

    What do you think is the most important task of the principal?

  14. 14.

    Do you manage your time well?

  15. 15.

    What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Principal?

  16. 16.

    What steps would you take to handle a student who is a consistent behavioral problem in a classroom?

  17. 17.

    How did you deal with lazy students?

  18. 18.

    How did you deal with upset parents whose child complained about you?

  19. 19.

    How will you ensure that staff members continue to grow as professionals?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about your education.

  21. 21.

    Can you describe a mistake you have made before and how you addressed it?

  22. 22.

    How would you resolve a conflict between two upset teachers in your school?

  23. 23.

    How do you stay organized?

  24. 24.

    Do you work well under pressure?

  25. 25.

    What made you choose to pursue a career as a Principal?

  26. 26.

    What do you like least about being a Principal?

  27. 27.

    What do you like most about being a Principal?