School Administrator Screening Process
Applicants must be approved as candidates in order to be considered for principal or assistant principal vacancies.  The pathways to becoming an approved candidate are listed below.  Previous school-based administrators at Pasco County Schools may be required to complete some or all of the applicable pathway requirements before being relisted as an approved candidate.

Steps for Becoming an Approved Assistant Principal Candidate

Internal Candidate:

Phase 1: Candidates must apply for the Assistant Principal Screening Process when the job ad is posted online and upload the following documentation:
• Certificate in Educational Leadership (or eligible)
• Updated resume to reflect current position and experience
• Reference from current principal or supervisor

Phase 2:
• Upon invitation participate in face to face simulations
• Completion of phase 2 will determine Assistant Principal eligibility

*Those employees that are already eligible candidates (through NEP or previous targeted selection) for Assistant Principal positions will not have to engage in the new process.

Administrative Intern Candidate:
 Successful completion of the Gulf Coast Partnership Level I administrative internship program. Participants must apply and be selected (limited spaces available) during the application period each year. Visit the Professional Development website for more info: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/prodev/ld/ 

External Candidate:
An external candidate who demonstrates basic competencies via documented qualifications and experience may be invited to participate in face-to-face simulations prior to determining candidacy for an assistant principal position in Pasco. 
Required qualifications and experience include:
1. Two or more years of experience as a principal or assistant principal;
OR
Currently included on an approved candidate list in another school district (if the requirements are similar to the qualifications of persons listed on Pasco’s approved candidate list;
OR

Have a sufficient combination of comparable training, education, and/or work experience, as determined by the Office for Human Resources and Educator Quality*
2. Certified in Educational Leadership or School Principal (or eligible)
3. A rating of effective or higher on the two most recent annual performance evaluations  
For additional information, email hr@pasco.k12.fl.us.


Steps for Becoming an Approved Principal Candidate

Internal Candidate:
An internal candidate must demonstrate at least three years of successful experience as an assistant principal, hold Educational Leadership on their Florida certificate and complete the PNPP application. A Candidate who applies, is accepted, and successfully completes PNPP will become certified as a School Principal.
• Log in to your Pasco HR application in Employee Self Service and upload your resume (must reflect at least three years of experience as assistant principal)
• Upload to your application a reference from your current principal or supervisor
• Hold certification in Educational Leadership
• Complete Preparing New Principal Program (PNPP) application which can be found at http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/prodev/ld/ and email to rhenley@pasco.k12.fl.us by March 26, 2017

External Candidate:
External candidates who demonstrate basic competencies via documented qualifications and experience may be invited to participate in face-to-face simulations prior to determining their candidacy for principal positions in Pasco. 
Required qualifications and experience include:
1. Two or more years of experience as a principal
OR
Currently included on an approved candidate list in another school district (if the requirements are similar to the qualifications of persons listed on Pasco’s approved candidate list;
OR
Have a sufficient combination of comparable training, education, and/or work experience, as determined by the Office for Human Resources and Educator Quality*
2. Certified in School Principal (or eligible)
3. A rating of effective or higher on the two most recent annual performance evaluations  
For additional information, email hr@pasco.k12.fl.us.

 

Superintendent Discretion
Notwithstanding the external and internal pathways listed above, the Superintendent maintains discretion to add or remove persons at any time from the approved candidate list.
*HREQ shall determine whether an external candidate’s education, training and/or experience satisfy the requirements to become an approved candidate.  Interviews with district leadership may be required and documentation, including but not limited to, work history, references, and any disciplinary records may be considered prior to an external candidate being eligible to apply for vacancies in Pasco County Schools.