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Principal Wanted

A survey in Great Britain finds that nearly one-third of all teachers would like to become a head teacher (roughly equivalent to a school principal in the US).

This comes at a time when there have been several warnings about a shortage of people wanting to lead schools, especially in urban areas.

I wonder if a similar number of teachers in this country want to move into school administration.

Principal is not a job I’ve ever aspired to. Just never had that kind of temperament.

But I do admire the good ones, especially those who can lead while still being able to see the classroom through the eyes of their teachers.

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1 Comment

  1. elementaryhistoryteacher

    I attended a church event over the weekend with lots of teachers in attendance. We usually sit together and discuss our school systems, etc. There must have been at least 10 in our group. It was hands down none of us want to take on any job that has to do with administration. However, we also noted that in all of our districts there are high numbers of new educators heading immediately into administration as soon as possible. Last year I had a VP with only three years experience in the classroom. It was a train wreck….I’m sure it’s not that way for everyone on the fast track, but it was in our case.

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