Assistant Principal Interviews

Assistant Principal Interview Questions

Assistant Principal Interview Questions

Assistant principals take on a variety of responsibilities, from overseeing school activities and events to handling teachers, students, and parents, so be prepared to answer a variety of personality and situational questions that will assess your leadership style, conflict-management abilities, and decision-making skills. Employers may ask how you would deal with complaining parents, unmotivated students, or conflicts between teachers. Make sure to highlight your passion for education, levelheaded communication skills, and willingness to offer challenging perspectives to the principal.

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Leander ISD
Assistant Principal was asked...December 16, 2014

Scenario questions. You have a mad parent coming in about a teacher. How would you proceed?

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Assistant principals are responsible are expected to handle emotionally charged situations with calm and steady confidence. Take time to listen to the angry parent, evaluate the root causes of the issue, and try to find a rational solution that alleviates tension. Less

Clovis Municipal Schools

How do you handle discipline and motivate children?

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Different situations warrant different levels of discipline, so give specific examples that provide adequate context. Some forms of discipline include involving parents, taking away privileges, detention, etc. As far as motivating students, my opinion says hire great teachers. Find ways to get the kids excited about learning, which starts with a teacher who is excited about teaching. Beyond great teachers, some students need one-on-one attention in order to get the wheels turning. Less

Chicago Public Schools

What will you do to improve test scores? Everyone that asks this has a different idea as to the correct answer. Just say you will analyze the data and make instructional changes based on it.

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Make sure students are familiar with the language of the test. Students often get a question wrong not because they don't know the material, but because they did not understand the wording of the question. Less

Get to know people and treat people with respect. This works wonders in CPS.

Charter Schools USA

Name a researcher that has influenced on your thinking.

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Charlette Danielson


Tulare Joint Union High School District

with a diverse setting how will you close the achievement gap for the English learners

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Train staff on ESL and ELL teaching strategies requiring pictures, graphic organizers and items to assist learning. Also using group dynamics and team teaching strategies. Less

I used scaffolding techniques within the classroom.

Community Charter School

What was a growth experience that was not positive?

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Tell us a growth experience that did not go well for you.

DeKalb County School District

How would I handle a situation when dealing with an irrational parent.

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I would try address the situation by listening to the parent to figure out what the issue is and assure the parent that I would investigate the issue and contact them to let them know the issue had been resolved. Less

Chesapeake Public Schools

What does an assistant principal do?

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Give as many job functions as you can think of.

KIPP Schools

Tell me about yourself

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North Clackamas Schools

What do you know about RTI?

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I mentioned that was a large question and then broke down the process and goal of the RTI process. Less

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