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
I strive to make education accessible to students who have had tough upbringings and create a safe environment for them to learn and grow. I oversaw efforts to completely revamp the school from ground up, paint to curriculum.
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.
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.
Level of Education Attained by Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary
Most common level of education among people in this career: Master's degree (44%)
Start talking with your school counselor and/or looking into all the assessment options related to understanding yourself and your interests. The match of your interests, abilities and aptitudes is where you will find some interesting opportunities. Once you've identified some type of career interest, seek out classes that you can take related to them. Whether those classes are in your school or in a local community college.
First, get your education. Take classes in high school about teaching and learning, and get as much mentoring and interning experience as you can. Go to college to become a teacher, and then teach in as many grades and subjects as you can. I recommend that all teachers have experience teaching in high-poverty areas because teachers have to be more creative and monitor progress more closely to ensure they are growing in their skills. Build relationships with your students—listen to them.
High School Students
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