As a principal, what do you see as your primary mission and what would be your first priority?
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of an effective school and three most important goals to bring that about?
What key instructional strategies would you want teachers to be sure to employ? How would you ensure this?
Describe an effective classroom and how you would ensure this is occurring?
Briefly explain your philosophy on educating students and how you have demonstrated the belief that all students can learn at high levels?
Describe your experiences working with EL populations.
What skills as a leader/facilitator do you bring to the school?
What steps would you take to improve test scores?
How will you sustain staff morale when “the pressure is on” to improve test scores?
How would you encourage a teacher who is discouraged? A student? A parent?
How will you work with the school counselor/social worker to improve upon student and teacher relationships and achievement at the same time?
What specific steps would you take to build rapport with staff?
Describe your role as Principal when supporting teachers in their role? Be specific as you think about how it relates to student learning.
Give some examples of collaboration with the School Superintendent (or your supervisor) and the impact it had in your own role.
Tell us about a time when you had to make a difficult decision, and you knew that whatever you decided, some people would be unhappy.
What steps would you follow if a teacher did not comply with your recommendations after a classroom visit?
How do you react when a parent calls and is upset with something you have done?
What role would a diverse community serve in a school under your supervision?
When dealing with a discipline problem with a student, what is your major concern? What discipline style do you use?
Describe your familiarity with PBIS and Restorative Practices.
As a PreK-12 Principal, what message would you want your school to convey when visitors walk into the building?