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ERIC Number: EJ783807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0273-446X
The Northwest's Phantom Pool: Superintendent Certificate Holders Who Do Not Plan to Apply and Why
Wolverton, Mimi
Rural Educator, v26 n1 p5-13 Fall 2004
Responses gathered in a recent study of the superintendency in the Pacific Northwest suggest that less than 25% of sitting superintendents in the year 2000 were under the age of 50; and 40% of those who were 50 years or older planned to retire within the next four years. While the pool of potential applicants includes over 1,000 superintendent certificate holders, fewer than 150 of respondents in the same study planned to apply for upcoming vacancies. This article examines aspects of the position that serve as disincentives to seemingly qualified candidates and the policy ramifications of possible pool inadequacy within the given context. (Contains 2 tables.)
National Rural Education Association. Rural Educator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453002, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3002. Tel: 702-895-3478; Fax: 702-895-3492; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A