30 Questions from Principal Interviews by William D. Parker was published originally at www.williamdparker.com on March 25, 2015.
A few weeks ago, some fellow administrators and I presented to an awesome group of teachers who are preparing to become admins. A great follow-up question was: “What kinds of questions can I expect in an interview for assistant principal or principal?”
I can speak from my own experience, but I will also share a resource at the end of this post and invite input from other admins.
First of all, a little history…or the story of 6 interviews:
Although I have participated in over a hundred interviews to hire teachers and staff over the past ten years, I have been interviewed for administrator openings only six times. Three of those resulted in offers I filled–two as assistant principal (two different sites) and one as principal (current position). So the best examples I have for aspiring principals are the thirty questions I will share below. Read More 30 Questions From Principal Interviews (Plus More)