Education Interview Questions Untitled Document LMU CDS



Education Interview Questions

General Openers

  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Why do you want to be principal of this School?
  • How would you express your understanding of what our school stands for and how does this fit with your personal educational philosophy?
  • What do you think is the most important task of the teacher or principal?
  • What teaching pedagogy do you subscribe to?

Administrative Skills

  • What do you consider to be your greatest contribution to the schools you have worked in, in light of that, what do you feel you can bring to our school?
  • We have several opportunities for leadership in our school. One of them is .... How would you lead this area? What critical issues can you foresee?
  • What has been your experience in curriculum and design? How will you approach this element at our school?
  • What is the role of technology in education?
  • Discuss the balance between academics, athletics, the arts, and other extra-curricular activities.
  • In what ways are you a visionary?
  • Describe your knowledge of finance and experience in budgeting.
  • What are your public relations skills and experiences?

Relations with Students

  • How do you envision the principal relating to the students?
  • What is the principal’s role in helping students develop character and virtue?
  • What is the role of discipline in a school? Tell us about a difficult discipline situation you have dealt with.
  • What is your expectation of student conduct and demeanor?

Relations with Faculty

  • What are the most important ways that you will help teachers? How do you bring out excellence in others?
  • How would you approach staff morale?
  • What do you consider to be the characteristics of an excellent teacher?
  • How would you score yourself as a teacher given your standards?
  • A teacher does not measure up to expectations how do you address the situation? What process would you follow?
  • When you have an important decision to make, how do you make it?
  • How do you get a feel for what teachers or students are thinking?
  • How do you solicit and process evaluation of your performance?

Relations with Parents

  • What has been your experience with parental involvement in schools?
  • What should the ideal be? How would you go about attaining that ideal?
  • In what ways can the school help fulfill the parents’ role as primary educators?