The New School Leader #24

The New School Leader Newsletter

It’s January, and for many of us, that means it is JOB SEASON. The next 6-7 months are going to be full of opportunities for many of us to take that next step in our leadership journey. For some of us, that might be landing our first assistant principal job. For others, it might be facing our fears and going after the principalship. Whatever that step is for you, we are here to help. The resources in today’s newsletter are dedicated to job season. We wish you the best of luck as you chase your dreams!

Now let’s get started…

The Good Stuff

1. If you are an aspiring assistant principal, you have to start with this course. The Assistant Principal Interview Bootcamp was launched last spring, and over 100 aspiring administrators have used the course to help them pursue their first assistant principalship.

2. Here’s a YouTube Playlist of potential assistant principal interview questions you might be asked when you sit down in the interview chair. Each video is less than a minute long. Take some time and start thinking through what your answers might be.

3. This link will take you to every resource we have on the New School Leader website that has been tagged for “Aspiring Administrators.” If you are planning on applying for assistant principal positions this spring, this is a good place to help you focus your mindset.

Meanwhile, on Social Media…

Improvement is not optional.

Words matter.

Your job isn’t to change people.

Book Recommendation

This book by Baruti Kafele is a great resource for aspiring assistant principals. Principal Kafele poses 50 reflective questions that will help you hone your leadership skills and prepare you to be an effective instructional leader.

Final Thought

It’s been a while since we’ve published the newsletter. However, we are back, and we are looking forward to an amazing 2024 with the New School Leader community! If you are trying to take that next step into your first assistant principalship, don’t hesitate to reach out. We exist to help others get where they want to be.

How Can We Help You?

Are you hoping to interview for an assistant principal position this school year? Have you previously interviewed unsuccessfully? Are you looking for a way to be better prepared for the interview process in the future? The Assistant Principal Interview Bootcamp Course might be for you.

Are you interested in personal coaching? We might be able to help. Reach out here to start a conversation.

Are there specific topics you would like to learn more about in future newsletters? Tell us here.

If this is your first time here, and you found some value in what you read, make sure you never miss out on future tips, strategies, and resources to help you take the next step in your leadership journey. Subscribe to the New School Leader newsletter:

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