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School Principal

Review the job description for a School Principal. A number of the underlined keywords have links to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

Description:  Candidates wanted.  Candidates will engage in individual activities to assess knowledge of:

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Knowledge of policies and procedures that govern schools and districts 

  • Communication skills; listening and articulation of ideas 

  • Critical thinking 

  • Problem solving 

  • Group interaction 

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Search for current trends and subject areas for your School Principal interview:

  • Teacher Effectiveness

  • Team Teaching

  • Charter Schools

Practice School Principal Interview

  1. Tell us about your qualifications for the position of principal.
    Focus on the aspects of your experience that apply to this position.  Tips on your interview opening.

  2. How would you describe our school district to a potential new teacher?
    Do your homework and research the school district through newspapers, District publications and websites.  Identify the community issues and emphasize the positive.

  3. What is the most important quality a principal should have?  Why?

  4. The teachers at the school that you're interviewing for have complained that previous principals have been out of touch with the faculty and that teachers had little or no input.  How will you address the teachers' complaints?

  5. How will you introduce yourself to the students and continue to build a relationship with them throughout the year?

  6. How can you contribute to the development of the children in our school?

  7. What is your vision for parent participation in the school?

Follow-up:  What steps will you take to achieve this vision?

  1. Tell us about the success you've had in building parent participation as either a teacher or principal.

  2. Is there anything you'd like to add?
    Summarize by emphasize your qualifications as they apply to this job.   Also cover anything you missed from your opening.  Tips on your interview closing.


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