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  1. smalagreca

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    How would you answer the following question:
    What are the three most important duties/responsibilities of an assistant principal?
    I know the way I would answer but I would love to hear some others first.

    Thanks
     
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  3. smalagreca

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    anyone?
    heelllpppp
     
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    Serve the teachers should be one of them IMO
     
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    handling discipline problems
    helping (being SUPPORTIVE) new teachers
    I'm not really sure what the heck ours does other than handle discipline and walk around like she's the queen bee...she used to be the computer teacher, and now...that's our job. You should really see the junk we have to teach now...some day, some day
     
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    I think it depends on the school.

    Our AP deals mostly with academics. But we also have a dean, an AP of admissions, and and AP of activities.
     
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    We don't have an AP, but I feel that any administrator should work to help their teachers in their quest to help students reach their full potential. Sounds a little pie-in-the-sky, as I read it, but I have always had a little "Pollyanna" in me...
     
  8. smalagreca

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    Sorry to hear that

    Thats one of the things I had as my top 3.

    I can give a list of 20+ duties an ap should deal with. However I was asked this question on a recent interview. I was not quite sure if they wanted to hear 3 of the specific duties an ap does or three "pollyanna" ( I like that phrase, lol) type answers.
     
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    Generally principals/assistant principles can be divided into two camps: 1) plant managers 2) instructional leaders

    Plant managers are concerned first and foremost with the three Bs -
    1. Beans (cafeteria)
    2. Bathrooms
    3. Buses

    Instructional leaders are concerned with the three Rs -
    1. Relationship (teacher morale)
    2. Reduce (wasted time)
    3. Rehearse (teacher training)
     
  10. smalagreca

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    Ok, so if you feel this way, and were asked this question on an interview, what would you reply?
     
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    To provide advice and support to the teachers in making their lessons the best they can be
    To handle any problems which might occur that keeps the teacher from teaching and the class from learning.
    To provide as much positive feedback to the teachers and children to make learning a fun experience and to make everyone try hard to do their best(I know I'm living in a dream world)
     
  12. smalagreca

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    The first two that you said are similar to part of my answer. When they asked this question of me, I was not sure if they were expecting answers of this nature or 3 of the most important "duties" an ap does.
     

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