LEAD | Dallas ISD
Leader Excellence, Advancement & Development
Update on Timeline
Thank you for your recent participation in the selection process for potential principal candidates. A total of 98 individuals participated in the assessment center phase of the process over the last month- 40 in September and 58 in last Saturday's session.
We are in the process of reviewing all the information gathered during these assessment centers to determine the candidates that will move forward to the next phase of the selection process - the leadership seminar & observation phase.
We will be back in touch with all candidates within the next couple of weeks.
Should a candidate move forward, please note the new date of the first leadership seminar has been updated to a tentative date of November 27th.
UPDATED Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of time commitment is involved in the leadership seminars? and the on-site observations?
There will only be 2-3 leadership seminars. These seminars will be after school so as to not interfere with normal job duties. Additionally, the on-site observations will be of normal assistant principal responsibilities: coaching teachers, leading PLCs or PD sessions, and conducting instructional planning sessions.
2. What if I'm not accepted into the LEAD program?
The LEAD program is not a program for individuals to join. It is an office that is spearheading various principal pipeline initiatives, including the new hiring process for principals.
3. If I am selected for the Principal Candidate Pool, am I guaranteed a principal position?
No, entry into the Principal Candidate Pool provides no guarantee you will be selected as a principal. Individuals in this approved pool will be the group of candidates in which the executive directors will utilize as potential interviewees for vacancies.
4. What if I make it to the Principal Candidate Pool, but I am not selected for a principal position?
Individuals that are selected for the Principal Candidate Pool but are not selected for a principal position will be automatically entered into the Principal Candidate Pool for the upcoming year.