The Prospective Principal Program is designed to prepare a select cohort of experienced Leander ISD campus and district administrators to successfully enter the principalship. The program provides cohort members the opportunity to gain targeted, timely, and personalized professional learning with a focus on the qualities and skills needed to lead a Leander ISD campus. Course content is aligned to the LISD Leadership Profile with the goal of operationalizing the LISD Superintendent goal of “ensuring a world class workforce focused on student achievement by increasing leadership capacity.”


  • To increase leadership capacity throughout the district by developing a cohort of school leaders who are prepared to successfully transition into the principalship
  • To equip current campus and district administrators to lead diverse campuses and positively impact student growth as a principal in Leander ISD
  • To facilitate professional growth for participants that positively impacts current and future leadership roles within the district

Cohort Selection

  • Application window for Prospective Principal Program (P3) cohort will open July 24, 2023, and remain open through Aug. 25, 2023; Interested applicants should apply through Leander ISD Job Posting site
  • Applications will be screened by a committee comprised of district and campus leaders
  • Selected applicants will receive an invitation to complete a HireVue video interview
  • Candidates selected for the P3 cohort will be announced after Labor Day

Cohort Criteria

  • Master’s degree and administrative certification
  • Hold current position as campus or district administrator in Leander ISD
  • Three or more years of service as a campus administrator (including the year of application)
  • Previous P3 members are not eligible to apply.

Program Components

  • Face-to-face professional learning with Leander ISD district and campus leaders
  • Online learning component through Google classroom
  • Seven, three-hour sessions throughout the year

Contact Information

Christine Simpson, Area Superintendent
[email protected]