WS/FCS Leadership Development: The Principal Pipeline

  • Thank you for your interest in serving as a school leader with Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools. We recognize that principals and assistant principals play a critical role in meeting our goals as a district. We look to school leaders to design and lead schools that nurture innovation and entrepreneurship in our students so that they are prepared for the workforce of the future.

    Through a grant from the Wallace Foundation, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is developing a pipeline of support for administrators that is focused on preparing principals who are equity-centered and have a skill set and leadership dispositions needed to create school environments that ensure high levels of achievement for all students. 

    To this end, WS/FCS maintains a pool of potential candidates who have demonstrated their qualifications for principal and/or assistant principal roles through a rigorous talent pool selection process. When a new principal or assistant principal vacancy is confirmed, candidates in the Principal and Assistant Principal Talent Pools will be invited to apply. Current principals and assistant principals are automatically considered candidates of their respective talent pool and are eligible for open positions.

    Our commitment is to have a selection process that is transparent and helps to ensure that all schools within the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools System are led by highly qualified principals who ensure successful outcomes for all students.  We have developed a process to provide applicants with the opportunity to demonstrate their qualifications as they relate to what is required on the job. Additionally, candidates who are not selected for the pool are provided feedback on performance and suggested actions for growth and improvement.  Candidates are permitted to apply to the talent pool once each academic year.

  • Upcoming Leadership Screening Events

    December 2, 2021

    March 30, 2022

    March 31, 2022

    April 19, 2022

    April 20, 2022

    May 12, 2022

    May 25, 2022