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ERIC Number: EJ1039363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Career Tracks
Williamson, Amy; Dillon, Robert; Immings, Natalie; Jensen, Crystal
Educational Horizons, v92 p16-23 Feb-Mar 2014
Additional career paths are an element of improvement on the traditional career ladder concept in education. A culture of growth offers teachers opportunities that can greatly expand their careers while substantially enhancing student learning. The career paths summarised in this article, describe some additional opportunities for education professionals, who can play important roles and make reach extension possible. The first, opportunity, that of "Teacher Educator," written by Amy Williamson, describes this position, and presents necessary qualities that would prove helpful in achieving this career path. Also discussed are the benefits and challenges that accompany this choice. Robert Dillon is the director of technology and innovation at the Affton School District in Saint Louis, Mo. Before holding this role, he served students and teachers as a school leader for 14 years. Here he navigates the the path to the Principal's Office for readers and details the leadership role of the principal. He also presents the benefits, as well as the challenges, that come with this particular leadership position. Natalie Immings, a National Board Certified Teacher and an academic coach, discusses how board certification has expanded her thought process and perspective from the moment she began thinking about curriculum and teaching lessons to grading and using assessment data. She answers the question: "What do you need to seek National Board Certification. Finally, Crystal Jensen, founder and president of Integity Technologies, Inc., writes that if you are passionate, bold, and inspired to create change in the field of education, perhaps becoming an "Educational Entrepreneur" might be a good fit for you.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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