City Schools follows the following process when a change of leadership occurs. Principal/school leader appointments normally occur in the following ways:
Principal selection occurs when a vacancy is identified for the upcoming school year. A candidate must have an Admin II endorsement from the Maryland State Department of Education and complete the full principal selection process.
Interim/ Managing Assistant Principal Selection
Interim/Managing Assistant Principal selection occurs when a principal opening happens unexpectedly during the school year or in the summer shortly before the start of the school year. Candidates complete a partial selection process before being named Interim or Managing Assistant Principal. If they are interested in becoming the school's principal, they complete the rest of the process later.
Difference between Interim and Managing Assistant Principal: Interim principals must have an Admin II endorsement from the Maryland State Department of Education. Managing Assistant Principals can have an Admin I endorsement.
Charter/Contract School Principal Selection
Charter school operators run their own principal selection process in accordance with contractual obligations. Final principal recommendations are submitted to the Office of Human Capital to vet candidate credentials in accordance with MSDE guidelines, then forwarded to the CEO and Board of School Commissioners for approval.
This webpage will be updated regularly when leadership changes for either category are approved by the Board of School Commissioners.