This question seems easy. It seems that all you have to do is to look at the job description, read the list of duties and responsibilities, and repeat them in your interview.
Your answer will be good if you decide to follow this path, but you won’t stand out from the crowd. Assistant principal should be creative, and active. You should not talk about something from the job description only. You should understand your job as a mission.
What’s more, you should understand your goals, what you want to achieve as an assistant principal, and include it in your unique answer.
Start with an overall objective
You may start with an objective of assistant principal, from your perspective:
- I believe that a good AP do their best to ensure the operations at school he accounts for go smoothly, day after day.
- Main duty of an assistant principal is to help all students to develop their skills, to enjoy their time at school, and to maintain good relationships with the school personnel.
- True role of an assistant principal consists in making the school a transparent, engaging, and motivating place for both students and staff members, so everyone can grow in the environment.
To show your motivation and understanding of this role is a good start. Let’s face it – in a current situation, with the children we have right now, assistant principal plays a vital role in every school.
Continue with the duties
You can elaborate on your answer and specify several duties an assistant principal takes care of. As suggested earlier, you can use the job description for your inspiration. Simply copy the duties from there, or even better, speak about the same duties but use slightly different words to describe them.
You should not forget one specific duty, however. And it is this one: To support the school principal in all their activities and actions. It would be a mistake to forget this one, especially if the school principal led the interview.