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This comprehensive how-to guide for aspiring and new superintendents provides examples and covers the full range of topics from preparation through strategic planning.

Becoming a Superintendent
Becoming a superintendent

Success in seeking a superintendent position requires both personal commitment and professional preparation. More important, it requires a dedication to improving education and helping all students achieve at their highest level.

Most superintendents begin as teachers. Following success in the classroom, they obtain an administrative credential and move to a principal or district office position. Over time, based on their knowledge, skills, and interest, they are promoted to director or assistant superintendent. Often they start studying for a doctorate in educational administration. Some even enroll in superintendent preparation programs offered by state and national superintendent organizations. Others talk with colleagues and mentors about the possibility of becoming a superintendent.

At some point, they determine that the next step in their career is ...

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