Leadership Development
Internal Administrative Selection Process - AP Candidate

Process to become an Approved Assistant Principal Candidate


Applicants must be approved as candidates with Pasco County Schools to be considered for assistant principal vacancies.  


Internal Candidate Selection Process - Required documentation:

Fall Application Window: October 4-13, 2021 

Fall Interview Dates: October 26, 27, 28, 2021

Spring Application Window: January 31 - February 9, 2022

Spring Interview Dates: February 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022

All required documentation must be submitted before the job ad closes to be considered during the application window.


Phase 1:  

  • Effective teaching experience (a rating of effective or higher on the two most recent annual performance evaluations).
  • Certificate in Educational Leadership 
  • Completed application in Talent Ed, including the following required documentation: 
    • Updated resume to reflect current position and experience  
    • Two recent references, at least one from a current principal or supervisor (must include at least one DSBPC “Principal” Reference Questionnaire; letter of reference optional as second reference) 
  • No disciplinary actions for the last 5 years

Phase 2: 

  • Participate in virtual simulations, virtual interview and virtual group problem solving during scheduled times 
  • Upon completion of phase 2, Assistant Principal eligibility will be determined, and applicants will be notified of their status 


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

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