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If you were a teacher interviewing principals for your building what is one thing you would ask them?

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What is your actual plan for the school? Include any numerical goals or specific programming that will help you and your staff achieve this goal. Speaking from experience, if you are a teacher interviewing a principal and you get a gut feeling that they’re not quite right for the role or the school, DO NOT push them through!

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Besides a coffee cart or dress-down days, what are your specific plans for increasing teacher morale? Besides emails that remind us to do some yoga for self-care, what do you plan to implement to prevent teacher burn-out and maintain high mental health in your staff? If the data supports it, are you inclined to allow your teachers to deviate from state or district mandated pacing guides?

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If you knew one or more of your employees was suffering burnout, what specific supports would you offer to help motivate, inspire, and relieve your employee(s)? How would you instill trust and camaraderie with the individuals responsible for helping our learners grow?

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Goooooood one

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How long have you been out of the classroom?

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How long have you actually spent in a classroom?

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“How would you improve the teachers’ lounge?”

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Will you have my back when parents attack my integrity as a teacher? (their word over mine)

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How often would we see you in the halls and in our classrooms? I’d I were brave enough I would ask who he/she supports more…. Teachers, administrators or parents?

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Will you respond to emails?

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How will he/she connect students, parents and staff and make the school run smoothly?

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How will you support your teachers?

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“How do you mediate disputes between teacher vs teacher, teacher vs student, teacher vs parent, district vs anyone, and student vs student?”

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I agree. This is the most important issue to address.

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Why did you leave the classroom to go into administration

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Yeah, you won’t get a straight answer for that. In our state and at least some others, pension is based on an average of your three highest salary years. So many get an admin certificate and finish out their careers to boost their pension. You won’t get that in an interview, though.

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"What is the role of a Principal beyond the districts job description?"

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What is your vision for A perfect school? What five responsibilities do you anticipate taking most of your time? How do you support teachers with behavior issues? How do you support teachers with parent complaints? How do you see yourself aligning with our districts mission, Learning goals, & beliefs? 

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Do you support teachers?

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What do they understand about special education services. And, what is their opinion regarding inclusion, UDL, and PFL.

Do you practice the art of Communication?

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