CAREER

Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$98,490

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.9% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Master's degree

Career

What Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.

Other Job Titles Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary May Have

Athletic Director, Elementary Principal, High School Principal, Middle School Principal, Principal, School Administrator, School Superintendent, Special Education Director, Superintendent, Vice Principal

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

School Principal ,

Foster Elementary School

I feel like it is my obligation to create a great atmosphere for our scholars to learn, play, and grow in. I spend a lot of time developing new programs for our students. I build my job around two words: "Why not?" That's always been my vision and so I work with our faculty and community members to ensure that our students have everything that students in more affluent areas would have.

Principal ,

Comal ISD

A typical day in the life of a Principal at a school like mine cannot be planned. You are on your feet, you are handling and solving problems, your door does not stay open or shut, and you must figure out when to think quickly and when to simply think.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and use, and to ensure that school activities comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where improvement is needed.
  • Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of teachers, administrators, and support staff at schools, public agencies, and institutions.

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