Assistant Principal Promotion Pool

Report
Carole C. Goodman
Associate Superintendent
Ana M. Brito Stein, A&S Personnel Assistant
Helen A. Nixon, Assistant to the Assoc. Supt.
APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Create an MCPS Careers Profile
Apply to AP and/or ASA eligibility pool requisitions
(“Future Opportunities: Assistant Principal [or
Assistant School Administrator] Internal Candidates
Only”)
Upload a letter of interest and current résumé
(continued)
APPLICATION CHECKLIST
(continued)
 Upload certificate of completion for the following
courses:
• Admin I (AP only)
• OAT 1 (or refresher), including scores
• FAW or refresher (AP only)
 Request three recommendations (one must be a
principal or immediate supervisor). These are
returned directly to [email protected]
EXPERIENCE—AP AND ASA
 Minimum 5 years successful teaching or counseling, PPW, or
psychology experience with “meets standard” evaluations
• Minimum 1 year within MCPS
 Included in, or in addition to, years of teaching, candidates
must have 2 years of:
 School-based leadership experience OR
 Assistant school administrator experience OR
 Central services administrator/instructional specialist
experience
EXPERIENCE (continued)
 School-based leadership is not limited to an actual
leadership position within the school
 School-based leadership experiences may include, but
are not limited to:
 Providing professional development to other teachers
 Developing curriculum and programs
 Leading a major committee or initiative
 Supervising a student teacher
Administrative Coursework
Requirement
Must be completed by Jan. 24, 2014
Administrative and Supervisory Certificate
(Admin I)—AP Pool only
Observing and Analyzing Teaching I
(OAT 1)—AP and ASA Pool
OAT 1 refresher is provided for those who
completed OAT 1 more than three years
before application
Future Administrators’ Workshop
Requirement (FAW)
For the AP Pool only,
 If not currently an administrator, complete the
full-length FAW before applying to AP Pool
 If a current administrator, take a 1-day FAW
refresher designed for your needs
 Submit certificate showing completion of FAW
or the refresher
RECOMMENDATIONS—AP
and ASA Pools
 Minimum of 3 recommendations from
principals/supervisors
 At least one recommendation from current,
direct supervisor/principal
 Recommendation forms will be available on
the MCPS website
WRITTEN ASSESSMENT
For the AP Pool only: Once your profile is
complete, OHRD will send an email to
schedule your written assessment.
 Required: 1-hour written assessment to be
completed at OHRD
 Each written response will be scored by two
independent scorers.
WRITTEN ASSESSMENT(continued)
 Writing prompts include typical AP scenarios
 Writing is evaluated on the following:
• Following directions
• Problem-solving skills
• Language, mechanics & tone
• Knowledge of MCPS policies & procedures
 Minimum score of 20 out of possible 25 points
points is required
INTERVIEW for AP Pool
Once entry requirements are met, qualified
candidates will be invited to interview for AP Pool.
 Panel of principals/directors will conduct
interviews
 Scoring rubric will be used during interview
 Candidates are encouraged to bring a portfolio of
work
 A satisfactory review from this panel will be the
final step in the approval process
QUALIFICATIONS FOR
INTERVIEW
Candidate has. . .
1) applied to AP eligibility pool citing classroom
and leadership experiences
2) completed Admin I, OAT I, and FAW series
3) submitted three recommendations, all
supporting their candidacy for AP Pool
4) successfully completed written assessment
5) current “meets standards” evaluation
TIMEFRAME FOR AP POOL
 Application process begins Nov. 4, 2013
 Evidence of successful coursework completion
and recommendations are due by Jan. 24, 2014
 All written assessments must be completed by
February 12, 2014
 Interviews will be held Feb. 17 – Mar. 7 at OHRD
at 45 W. Gude Drive
 Final List of AP/ASA Pool Candidates will be
released to principals on March 14, 2014
TIMEFRAME FOR ASA POOL
 Application process begins Nov. 4, 2013
 Evidence of successful OAT I coursework
completion and submitted
recommendations are due by Jan. 24,
2014
 Final List of ASA Pool Candidates will be
released to principals on March 14, 2014
YOU’VE BEEN SELECTED!
 If selected into the AP and/or ASA
Eligibility Pool, you will receive written
notification from OHRD
 If selected into the AP or ASA Eligibility
Pool, you may:
 Apply for advertised vacancies (after the close
of the AP transfer season)
 Be invited by principals to interview for specific
vacancies
FILLING A SPECIFIC
VACANCY
 If selected to fill an AP or ASA vacancy,
selection must be approved by the deputy
superintendent of school support and
improvement.
AP/ASA POOL TENURE
 Length of Tenure: 3 years
 AP/ASA Pool Reentry
 After 3 years, all candidates will take
1-year break before reapplying
 After 3 years in the AP Pool, OHRD or
OSSI will conduct an EXIT interview with
exiting candidates to help them identify
personal leadership experiences to pursue
during 1-year break
AP POOL REENTRY
Once eligible to reapply, candidates
must:
 Submit 3 new recommendations
 Submit proof of current OAT 1 and
FAW certification (including scores)
 Continue to meet standard on all
evaluations
IF YOU ARE NOT SELECTED. . .
 You will be informed in writing by OHRD as to why you
were not selected for the AP or ASA Eligibility Pool.
 You may reapply the following year.
 If you did not pass the writing assessment, consider
taking a writing class, or studying MCPS policies and
procedures.
 Take FAW and/or OAT1 if taken more than three
years ago.
 Continue to meet standard on all evaluations.
QUESTIONS?
Application & Process

Ana M. Stein, 301-279-3900
Certification

Marie Bercaw, 301-279-3112

Susan Lebling, 301-279-3112
OAT I

Wade Coplen, 301-840-6740
Future Administrators’ Workshop

Katherine M. Brooks, 301-279-4461

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