ERIC Number: EJ837928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
The Principal's Pathway to the Superintendency
Domenech, Daniel A.
Principal, v88 n4 p28-29 Mar-Apr 2009
Why would anyone want to become a superintendent? Those who seek the job do so for the same reason they became educators in the first place--they care about kids and they want to help students achieve. Beyond that, the profession attracts individuals who see themselves, or are seen by others, as leaders. A similar rationale applies to why educators become principals. It should not be surprising, then, that being a principal is for many a significant step in the career path to the superintendency. Many superintendents admit that, as principals, they did not necessarily aspire to a new position. They were happy in their jobs until, often by happenstance, an opportunity came along that took them into either the central office or directly into the superintendency. In this article, the author discusses the critical skills needed by a superintendent.
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Superintendents, Motivation, Leadership Training, Management Development, Job Skills, Communication Skills, Data, Decision Making, Interpersonal Competence, Educational Attainment, School Districts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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