440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-4000

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Serving a population as richly diverse as ours, creativity, innovation, and acceptance are at the heart of our approach to education. Our student body comes from a vast range of cultural, socioeconomic, and family backgrounds. We believe it’s precisely this variety of potential experiences, though, that sets the School District of Philadelphia apart.

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Our approach to selecting school leaders is based on our unwavering commitment to the success of ALL students. Principals are charged with very high-stakes work: helping students achieve the academic success that will expand their life opportunities. We seek school leaders who demonstrate the following distinguishing competencies:

  • Organizational Alignment
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Results Driven
  • Personal Leadership
  • Cultural and Community Leadership
  • Operational Management

For forward-thinking administrators and educators, opportunities abound in the School District of Philadelphia. We offer premier special-admission schools and turnaround schools; small, neighborhood elementary schools; and large high schools.

The School District of Philadelphia's more than 200 schools offer a vast range of leadership opportunities for progressive administrators who seek to join us in this effort.

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Hiring Process Flow

  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline
Application Opens January 5, 2015 n/a
Application Deadline January 23, 2015 March 6, 2015
Invitation to Phone Interview February 4, 2015 March 18, 2015
Phone Interview Window February 8 - 22, 2015 March 22 - April 5, 2015
Invitation to Online Activity February 24, 2015 April 7, 2015
Online Activity Deadline March 2, 2015 April 13, 2015
Invitation to Central Office Interview Day March 6, 2015 April 17, 2015
Central Office Day March 14, 2015 April 25, 2015
Invitation to Submit School-Based Statement of Interest March 18, 2015 April 30, 2015
Final Interviews with Assistant Superintendents & Superintendents Ongoing after March 30, 2015 Ongoing after May 11, 2015

  • Cultivation Breakfast with Dr. Hite
    Invitation Only
  • SDP Principal Information Session
  • Transition to Leadership Panel Discussion
    Invitation only
  • Ace the Interview!
    How to be Successful in an Interview Process
    Invitation only
It's wonderful working with-and meeting-children's varying needs. Watching them mature and grow, seeing them engage in their work, watching relationships grow between teachers and students...there's no job like it. - Gene Jones, Principal of George Washington High School

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