School Leaders’ Search Services

PA PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION
SCHOOL LEADERS’ SEARCH SERVICES

The PA Principals Association has launched a process to conduct principal and assistant principal searches for school districts, charter schools, career and technical schools, etc. After receiving numerous requests from districts about potential candidates for leadership positions, we decided that we are in the best position to offer our assistance and expertise in helping to secure quality individuals for our schools.

The table below highlights two search processes; one for entities who have an immediate need for a school leader which is called our Fast Track, and the Regular Process for those entities who are not faced with an immediate need. The advantages of using our services to conduct a search are that we have access to approximately 3,500 active school leaders who will receive vacancy notices and will be encouraged to apply and the searches will be conducted by PA Principals Association staff members who were leaders of both schools and districts and understand the current issues facing school leaders today.

Fast Track: This process is designed for a district who is facing an immediate need to fill a principal or assistant principal position.

Regular Process: This process is designed for a district who is not faced with filling a principal or assistant principal position immediately.

If you are interested in obtaining additional information about our search process services, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 717-732-4999 or eshbach@paprincipals.org.

FAST TRACK COMPONENTS REGULAR PROCESS COMPONENTS
Consult with the administrative team about desired qualities for position. Establish timelines with district.
Establish a timeline with the district backing up from desired appointment date. PA Principals conduct online surveys of community and staff about desired qualities.
Use the Principals database to invite school leaders to apply. Use the Principals database to invite school leaders to apply.
Screen applications and bring the desired number forward. Screen applications and bring the desired number forward.
Schedule first round interviews. Schedule first round interviews with building level staff.
District determines finalists and PA Principals contact references. Work with district on identifying interview questions for first round.
Schedule second round interviews. District determines finalists.
District makes an offer. Schedule second round interviews with administrative team.
  Work with district on identifying interview questions for second round.
  District determines finalists for third round.
  Schedule third round interviews with the board.
  PA Principals conduct reference checks.
  Work with district on identifying interview questions for third round.
  District makes an offer.
$1,500 plus consultant(s) mileage and room (if needed). $3,000 plus consultant(s) mileage and room (if needed).

Membership Dues’ Increase

An annual dues’ increase for your PA Principals Association membership will go into effect on July 1, 2022. All Active Memberships will be $605. This increase will be reflected in our July renewal notices.