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Principal (All Levels)

EXTERNAL Candidates Only

Description

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) with 204 schools - 34 of them National Blue Ribbon Schools - serves more than 156,000 students. Over 12,300 teachers instruct students from 157 countries. The 15th largest district in the United States, MCPS is a diverse school system that borders the nation’s capital. MCPS is well known for its innovation and high standards, has been recognized nationally for its progress in narrowing the achievement gap, was one of five national finalists for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education, and is recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

 

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have three years of experience as a principal in a public or private school system and a minimum of five years successful teaching experience.

The optimal candidate will be able to:

  • articulate and promote a vision of teaching and learning that affirms academic success for every student is achievable,
  • implement effective instructional programs based on analysis of student results,
  • collaborate well with culturally diverse students and communities, and
  • create a positive work and school environment for staff, students, and parents

Certification Requirements

Must meet Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification requirements for Administrator II. For further information regarding certification requirements, please contact MSDE at 410-767-0412 or click here.

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Application Checklist

To be considered for a Principal position, you must attach to your MCPS Careers profile the following:

  • Letter of interest, including level (elementary, middle, or high) addressed to the Associate Superintendent, Office of Human Resources and Development
  • Resume, demonstrating at least three years of experience as a principal in a public or private school system and a minimum of five years successful teaching experience
  • Maryland’s Certificate of Administrator II
  • Transcripts with degree conferred should be uploaded to your MCPS Careers profile.
  • Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Administrative Staffing

For more information about the application process, please email Angie Fish at Angie_L_Fish@mcpsmd.org


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