Principals & Vice-Principals

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board follows a Principal/Vice-principal recruitment process for the positions of Elementary and Secondary Principal and Elementary and Secondary Vice-principal (as needed) in the fall and winter each school year.   The posting and details will be published on ATE for each recruitment period.  If you are fully qualified, please complete all parts of the application and submit them prior to the deadline date as set out in the posting. Please note that the Interview Selection Committee will only consider applications for the positions of Elementary and Secondary Principal and Elementary and Secondary Vice-principal from candidates who currently hold both Parts 1 and 2 of the Principal’s Qualification Program (or can provide evidence of completing Part 2 no later than June 30, 2022), and evidence of these qualifications has been posted on the Ontario College of Teachers’ website.

Only complete application packages received electronically within the timelines indicated for the current school year will be considered by the Interview Selection Committee.

Stage One: Application Process

The "Aspiring Principal/Vice-principal Information Session" will be held via WebEx on January 19, 2022 at 3:30 pm.  Please contact Lorraine for the WebEx meeting information. 

Please ensure that your ATE application package contains all of the following documents:

  1. your completed ATE profile and application form
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume 
  4. your most current Teacher Performance Appraisal (for Vice-principal applicants) or Principal Performance Appraisal (for Principal applicants).
  5. the completed Principal or Vice-principal Candidate Assessment form (as appropriate). This form is emailed directly to Human Resources by clicking the "submit" button.

Stage Two:  Application Review

The Interview Selection Committee will review the application packages to determine the candidates who will proceed to the Site Visit stage.

Stage Three:  Site Visit

A Superintendent of Student Achievement will arrange a virtual site visit to seek further input at the school level about the candidate’s readiness to assume this leadership role.

During the Site Visit, the candidate’s current principal and/or supervisor will give input to the Candidate Assessment Form.

Stage Four:  Interview Stage

The Interview Selection Committee will review all elements of the application package using a consistent process and scoring system, to determine candidates who will receive an interview.

Stage Five:  Reference Check Stage

Reference Check Forms will be reviewed after the interview.

Successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified accordingly and internal candidates will be provided a debriefing upon request.

Successful candidates will be placed on a “Short List” for a three year term. As vacancies arise, Senior Administration will place candidates from the Short List based on the needs of the system.

Please click here to see the ATE posting.


KPRDSB is committed to a qualified workforce that is representative of the diversity of the people of Ontario and across the communities we serve. We consider lived experience as a member of a marginalized group to be a valuable asset and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, place of origin, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities.

KPRDSB is committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

For information on the recruitment process, please contact:

Lorraine Haemel
Executive Assistant
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Extension 2032