The Office of Leadership aims to advance the growth and development of the educators who lead New York City public schools. Through recruitment, selection, development, and support services, we help to prepare and empower principals to lead successful schools and improve student performance. Principal Candidate Pool
To ensure that we select outstanding, qualified leaders to become school principals, the Department of Education created the Principal Candidate Pool
selection process. This rigorous selection process discerns candidates’ readiness for the principalship and ability to impact student achievement. All candidates for principal positions must first gain entry to the Pool. Principal and Assistant Principal Recruitment and Selection Chancellor’s Regulation C-30
governs the selection, assignment and appointment
of principals and assistant principals. The C-30 process is conducted whenever there is a principal or an assistant principal vacancy and is driven by each school community. The Office of School Leadership provides technical support throughout the process, including interpretation of the C-30 Regulation. Leadership Pathways for Aspiring Leaders
Aspiring leaders can access training and resources to leverage their strengths and develop on the Leadership Pathways website.The Principals’ Portal The Principals’ Portal
is an online tool that allows leaders to quickly and easily find the tools, resources, and systems needed to make a meaningful improvement in their students’ achievement.