Leadership Development
Internal Administrative Selection Process - Principal Candidate

Process to become an Approved Principal Candidate

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

Internal Candidate - Required documentation: 

An internal candidate must demonstrate at least three years of successful experience as an assistant principal (and currently be in this role), hold Educational Leadership on their Florida certificate and complete the PNPP application process listed below. A candidate who applies and is accepted to this program will become eligible to apply for principal positions (unless otherwise determined by superintendent staff) upon entry into the program. Successful completion of the yearlong PNPP program will complete the certification process. 


Application Window for 2024-25 PNPP Program is March 1 to March 11, 2024.

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

  1. Complete an application in Talent Ed and apply for the Preparing New Principals Program (PNPP) job ad.  Upload the following items to the employee applicant system: 

    • Current resume including recent, relevant experiences 

    • Three letters of reference, one from each of the following: current principal/ supervisor, current staff member you supervise/ evaluate, colleague with a similar position (these must be letters of recommendation and not the district reference forms.  Responders can provide the letters directly to you for upload or they can send via email to Vaughnette Chandler at vchandle@pasco.k12.fl.us.) 

  2. Leadership Task – Develop a presentation for your SLT on a data element (real) from your school.  Plan to present this to the interview team.  Your presentation should include how you are responding to the data and the improvement plan for the upcoming year.  

  3. Complete written leadership experiences (see below)  

  1. Submit PNPP application (this document) and written leadership experiences to Vaughnette Chandler at vchandle@pasco.k12.fl.us by March 11, 2024 at 4:30pm. 


After the initial application review, selected applicants will be scheduled for face-to-face interview to present and complete a written simulation (approx. 3 hrs.).  Interviews will be scheduled on April 9, 10, 11, 2024.

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