Top 5 Tips for Crushing Your First AP Interview
Now that you’ve passed the SLLA exam, you got a few more hurdles to get over. Getting your first interview and what to say in that interview, will determine whether your in a classroom next school year or walking the halls as the “New Assistant Principal”. Here are a few tips from my forthcoming E-Book, “How to get that First AP Job”.
- Before the interview, research the school, “datamine” trends, strengths and weaknesses. See how you can help solve some problems or add to their strengths.
- Once in the interview, be open and friendly, talk briefly about yourself, family, educational back ground. Usually you can make a connection, as educators have a strong and wide network.
- Be comfortable expressing your educational , instructional, discipline and parent involvement philosophies. See if you can align it to the school’s.
- Be prepared to ask the Principal/Hiring committee questions about the school, like some challenges it’s faced in the past, and how you might help solve some of those issues.
- Finally, tell them why you are the best candidate for the job, and how you look forward to being apart of their leadership team.
I know this will be helpful as you begin your search, Good Luck!
New School Leader.com