Assistant Principal (All Levels)

EXTERNAL Applicants Only


The Office of Human Resources and Development will accept applications for the Assistant Principal Pool Assistant Principal Pool beginning in October, 2018, when the pool reopens. 

Please visit MCPS Careers and apply to the "Applicant Pool - Assistant Principal."

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have three years of experience as an assistant principal in a public or private school system and a minimum of five years of 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 I. For further information regarding certification requirements, please contact MSDE at 410-767-0412 or click here.

AP Applicant Pool Process

The application process consists of the following:

  • An initial screening is conducted of all of the required documents that are submitted.  This includes the letter of interest, resume, MSDE certification, and 3 letters of recommendation.  See detailed information below.
  • Applicants who meet the initial screening requirements will be invited to complete an open-ended written response, a performance scenario, and a panel interview.


Application Checklist

To be considered for the AP Pool, you must apply to the "Applicant Pool - Assistant Principal" on the MCPS Careers site and 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 education, training, at least three years of successful leadership experience as an assistant principal, and a minimum of five years successful teaching experience
  • MSDE Certificate of Administrator I
  • Transcripts with degree conferred
  • Three reference forms from principals and supervisors (one must be from current principal/supervisor).  Note: Use MCPS form 445-25 for references.  All references must be emailed directly to the Administrative Staffing Department at by the person completing the reference form.  Please submit reference forms only after you have applied on MCPS Careers

For more information about the application process, please email Angie Fish at