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Interview Questions 2008 District Wide Curriculum Coordinator Position Persuasiveness – Ability to convince others, help groups to work together. 1 2 3 (Lacking) (Pretty Good) (Top Drawer) Tell me about convincing a group to make a change you felt necessary. What was the change? How did you convince them? Why did you feel it was necessary? Conflict Resolution – The ability to listen and understand the facts giving rise to conflict and to bring parties to a conclusion resulting in the resolution of a problem. 1 2 3 (Lacking) (Pretty Good) (Top Drawer) What approach to conflict resolution do you find most successful? Why do you think this approach is effective. Statistical Assessment – Through the utilization of research data and other empirical resources, assess strengths and weaknesses and conducts gap analyses which lead to higher student achievement. Makes sense of mountains of data. 1 2 3 (Lacking) (Pretty Good) (Top Drawer) Tell about your favorite research project. What did you learn? Explain how you will use the school system’s academic and non-academic data to enhance and improve student achievement. Describe one of your most successful lesson presentations. How did you arrive at your plan? How did you share what you learned with colleagues? Communication – Through writing, speaking and presenting effectively impart information to colleagues at all levels of the organization and in so doing strengthen personal and professional relationships. Stop rumors before they start. Help others feel empowered. 1 2 3 (Lacking) (Pretty Good) (Top Drawer) What are your most effective communication tools? Talk to us about a situation where you effectively used them. Tell us about a time where poor communications led to an undesirable outcome. Stress Tolerance – Stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition. Handling disappointment and/or rejection while maintaining effectiveness. 1 2 3 (Lacking) (Pretty Good) (Top Drawer) What has been your greatest obstacle? How have you dealt with it? What was the result? Give an example of when you or your work received criticism. How did you deal with it? Give us an example of how your plans for the day were interrupted or upset and how you handled it. Leadership – Utilization of appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding individuals (subordinates, peers, superiors) or groups toward maximum results. 1 2 3 (Lacking) (Pretty Good) (Top Drawer) What has been your most difficult experience in giving others direction? What specifically did you do? What was the outcome? Tell me about your most challenging leadership role. What was your role in the group? What was the result? Share with us an experience in which you were involved in leading a change from one methodology to another. Decision Making – Readiness to make decisions, tender judgments, and to commit with confidence after carefully weighing the consequences of alternative actions. Risk taking balanced by judgment in selecting a course of action in which the benefits appear greater than the risks. 1 2 3 (Lacking) (Pretty Good) (Top Drawer) What is the most important decision you’ve had to make in the last six months? Did you seek advice? What did you decide? Did it work? After reviewing the job description, where do you envision beginning?
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