Traditional & Innovation Campus Administrator Talent Pool Application

  • Thank you for your interest in serving as a campus leader with the Fort Worth Independent School District. We believe that principals and assistant principals are a critical strategy in meeting our goals as a district. We look to them to lead a high-quality campus by being an equity-focused leader who is an instructional lead learner fostering social emotional development and improving academic achievement through a strategic results-oriented vision.

    Whether you are an aspiring leader already working in Fort Worth ISD, or considering a move into our district, we applaud your interest and look forward to working with you as you learn more about the process to become a school leader in Fort Worth ISD.



    1. Application due by Sunday, February 19, 2023 – Complete an online application including all required information. Applications missing items will not be considered for our Assessment Centers. Required documents include:
      • Structured resumé
      • Detailed letter of interest
      • Contact information for two supervisor references, including your current supervisor.
      • This will be the ONLY posting opportunity for internal candidates.  
    2. Assessment Center on Saturday, March 4, 2023 – This is a half-day, in-person event (subject to change), consisting of several activities design to measure your readiness to lead from day one. More information is provided to candidates invited to participate.




    The role of the school leader is second only to teaching in impacting student achievement.  The essential leadership actions required Day 1 on the job are critical to the long-term success in the role. For that reason, our Principal and Assistant Principal Talent Pool processes were redesigned in the Spring of 2019 to ensure we effectively identify candidates who demonstrate the competencies, skills, and beliefs required on the first day on the job.

    The competencies, skills and beliefs measured in our Assessment Centers are directly aligned to T-PESS. We aim to develop activities designed to show how well candidates know and are able to demonstrate essential leadership actions tied to the following:

T-PESS Indicators & District Qualifications

  • Strong School Leadership and Planning

  • Effective, Well-Supported Teachers

  • Positive School Culture

  • High-Quality Curriculum

  • Effective Instruction

  • Fort Worth ISD Qualifications