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Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal Selection Process

In LCISD, we believe all leaders have a Passion for People, a Drive for Results, and a Plan for Success. Assistant Principals in LCISD are considered Leaders of Leaders, and our selection process is designed to assess qualities within each of these areas. Please see our Leader of Leaders expectations here.


What Does Leading in LCISD Look Like?

Ready to Join the Team?


Step 1 – Online Application

  • Submit an online administrative application at
    • The online application collects general candidate information and includes short answer questions aligned with LCISD's leadership definition
    • When completing the application, be sure to include the following:
      • Complete and current employment history
      • Three references including your current supervisor
        • References' email addresses must be provided, and they must complete the electronic reference form that is emailed to them
        • The references you include must have supervised your employment
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered
    • Apply for posting #00004472 to indicate your interest in the AP Pool

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Step 2 – In-Person Panel Interview

  • Candidates who meet the requirements for an assistant principal position will be invited to register for an in-person panel interview
  • Interview dates/timeframes will be advertised on the district’s website and will take place during the following months:
    • December/January
    • March
    • May/June
    • July/August
  • Candidates will interview with a cross-functional committee comprised of campus leaders, HR staff and district level leaders
  • Interview questions will be aligned with LCISD’s leadership definition
  • Candidates will watch a classroom instruction/management video and complete a roleplaying exercise
  • Responses will be scored against a rubric

Step 3 – Entry into AP Candidate Pool

  • Candidates selected for the AP Candidate Pool will be notified of specific campus vacancies and invited to apply
  • Candidates who are not selected for the AP Candidate Pool may reapply in one year
  • Postings for campus vacancies will highlight leadership competencies that are key to the success of each campus
  • Candidates can remain in the pool for 2 years before reapplying

Step 4 – Campus-Based Interview

  • Selected candidates will be invited to interview with a committee comprised of campus staff and the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary or Secondary (as appropriate)
  • Principals will follow provided protocols for conducting interviews and use question banks aligned with LCISD's leadership definition
  • Responses will be scored against a rubric

Step 5 – Final Interview

  • Selected candidates will be invited to interview with the campus principal, Superintendent and other members of the district leadership team
  • With input from the other committee members, the principal will make a recommendation for hire