Assistant Principal Screening Process


Applicants must be approved as an eligible assistant principal candidate in order to be considered for vacancies.  The pathways to becoming an approved candidate are listed below. 


Steps for Becoming an Approved Assistant Principal Candidate


Internal Candidate:

Phase 1:

  • A rating of effective or higher on the two most recent annual performance evaluations
  • Certificate in Educational Leadership
  • Click “apply here” on the open job ad (during advertised windows) and upload required documentation to current HR application including the following:
    •  Updated resume to reflect current position and experience
    •  Reference from current principal or supervisor (must include DSBPC “Principal” Reference Questionnaire; letter of reference optional)

Phase 2:

  • Complete the Principal Insight
  • Participate in face-to-face simulations during scheduled times
  • Upon completion of phase 2, Assistant Principal candidacy will be determined and applicants will be notified of their eligibility status

 

 

External Candidate:
Applicants must be approved as an eligible assistant principal candidate in order to be considered for vacancies.

Required qualifications and experience include:

1.Two or more years of successful 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. Certificate in Educational Leadership (or eligible)

3. A rating of effective or higher on the two most recent annual performance evaluations   

4. Two recent letters of reference or recommendation from current principal or supervisor

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 eligibility as an assistant principal candidate with Pasco County Schools. For additional information, email hr@pasco.k12.fl.us.

*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.

*Applicants may not apply to the eligibility process during consecutive application windows. At least one application window must pass before an applicant can reapply.


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.