Education: A master’s degree plus 30 hours of graduate work in administration is the minimum requirement. Any additional graduate or doctorate work is desirable as well.
- Design system improvement strategies.
- Stay current on educational research.
- Design, implement incentive structures for schools, principals, and teachers.
- Recruit and evaluate principals/district administrative staff.
- Provide professional development consistent with improvement strategy.
- Allocate system resources toward instruction.
- Buffer non-instructional issues from principals, teachers.
- Serve as executive officer and advisor to the board of education.
- Coordinate board agenda and board reports.
- Lead and direct district operations.
- Observe and evaluate district activities and ongoing programs.
- Make final recommendations regarding all personnel to the board.
- Develop annual goals and progress reports.
- Oversee planning for future sites and building programs.
- Interpret school programs to parents, community organizations and the media.
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