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The Office of Human Resources and Development will accept applications for the Assistant Principal Pool is now open through January 28, 2019. Please visit MCPS Careers and apply to the "Applicant Pool - Assistant Principal."
Under direction of the principal, the assistant principal assists with administering and supervising the total school program and providing educational leadership for students and staff members consistent with the educational goals of the community. Functions include establishing a climate conducive to learning, planning, and coordinating programs, affecting change, and decision making.
The applicant must meet Maryland certification requirements for Administrator I or elementary or secondary or special education principal/supervisor. If not previously submitted, mail your official transcript with conferred master's degree to the MCPS Certification Unit at 45 West Gude Drive, Suite 2300, Rockville, MD 20850 and request that your certification record be updated. For more information regarding certification click here.
With regards to the artifacts, there is a wide variety of what is acceptable. Part of the process involves your decision-making with regards to what you deem as an important representation of the work you have done and the impact of that work. Artifacts must include current evidence of the impact of your leadership on topics including, but not limited to, the following: improved teaching and learning, culture, climate, social emotional well-being, systemic initiatives, equity, school and office operations, and pupil services. When deciding on which artifacts to upload, please consider the following guiding questions:
Please note that awards and certificates are not considered artifacts.
The following link contains a document outlining the system's core values and guiding principles, along with demonstrated competencies aligned to those core values and guiding principles. This information is important to keep in mind when selecting your artifacts and preparing your application materials.
The application process consists of the following:
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:
Important: The reference form has been updated and can be accessed by clicking here. If using a Chromebook, make sure to clear your browsing history before accessing the form.
Note: While Observing and Analyzing Teachers I and Future Administrators Workshop are no longer requirements to apply for the pool, they are recommended. If you have completed these workshops, please upload your certificates of completion to your job submission profile. Applicants whose OAT 1 issue date is older than 3 years should contact Skillful Teaching and Leading for information about becoming recertified in OAT 1*
*For information about OAT 1 classes, please contact Skillful Teaching and Leading at 301-840-6740.
**For information about FAW, please contact the Leadership Development Program at 301-279-8440.
For information about the application process, please e-mail Angie Fish at Angie_L_Fish@mcpsmd.org.