MY 20 MOST FAVORITE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  1. Tell us about yourself. Make your resume come alive.
  2. Why do you want to become a leader?
  3. What do you know about our school/district? Why do you want to work here?
  4. How would you deal with a veteran teacher who is not receptive to your recommendations?
  5. What role and what aspects should remote learning play once the pandemic is over?
  6. What are most important things you look for when doing a classroom visit?
  7. What expertise do you bring to your staff in enhancing student learning through the use of technology?
  8. How do you know (what evidence do you seek) that students are learning the concepts and skills that are being taught?
  9. How would you go about assisting a teacher who is having difficulty with classroom management/student discipline?
  10. What are the most productive ways of doing staff development so that teachers can enhance their teaching repertoire?
  11. How would you go about determining what your priorities should be in your new position?
  12. Assuming that your primary assigned duties as an assistant principal are:  bus, corridor and cafeteria duty; scheduling of assessments; student discipline; ordering textbooks and other supplies and materials—how will you learn to become an effective instructional leader?
  13. How would you go about leading a committee or a professional learning community?
  14. Assume that there is a fight in the corridor, how would you deal with this?
  15. What would you do if one of your teachers refers 40% of your total discipline cases?
  16. Assume that an unpopular policy has been made and many parents are unhappy about its implementation. How would you deal with a room full of angry parents at a PTA meeting?
  17. What would you do if your supervisor was making a decision that you believed to be illegal and/or immoral, and you felt would be harmful to others?
  18. If you interviewed candidates for a teacher vacancy, what three questions would you ask them?
  19. Tell me about a student who you helped that might have changed that child’s life.
  20. How would you deal with a parent who is dissatisfied with how a teacher is treating his/her child? Assume that the parent has already spoken to the teacher.

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