APS PRINCIPAL SELECTION PROCESS
Level One: This level starts with the application screening process that involves utilizing a rubric to score all parts of the submitted application. Human Resources will complete the initial screening (minimum qualifications based on posting), while the Regional Executive Directors (4) will complete the next round of screening (quality control). Human Resources and the Regional Executive Directors determine a minimum score to identify applicants who will become candidates.
Level Two: This level requires a written response. The Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI) has developed eight roles that categorize the competencies that all building leaders should be able to demonstrate. In this instance, the focus is on selecting principals. Each candidate will be required to describe his or her experience with two of the eight competencies; one of the competencies must be instructional leadership. The remaining competency is chosen by the candidate.
Scoring of the written responses involves at least three Regional Executive Directors utilizing a scoring rubric. Based upon the composite score, Human Resources and the Regional Executive Directors determine a minimum score to identify candidates who become semi-finalists.
Reference checks and past employment experiences of the candidates identified as semi-finalists will be conducted at the completion of this level.
Level Three: The panel interview takes place at this stage. During the interview, the semi-finalists respond to questions posed by a panel of parents, community members, business partners to the school, a principal, the Regional Executive Director for the school and an HR representative.
Based upon the composite score, the respective Regional Executive Director and Human Resources determine the minimum score to identify semi-finalists who become finalists.
Panelists will include:
Level Four: This stage involves the Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) and is twofold: (1) finalists complete a performance task and (2) finalists participate in an interview with the Deputy Superintendent for C&I and the Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement and Leadership. The Deputy Superintendent for C&I will recommend a list of finalists to the Superintendent.
Level Five: The Superintendent will make a final recommendation to the Board of Education.
Note: At each level, the candidates are scored and the scores are used to identify which candidates will advance to the next level.