Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Career Paths in Educational Leadership
Ohio-based education professional Rebecca Lowry has previously worked in senior leadership and consulting roles in school districts in Cleveland and in Montross, Virginia. Rebecca Lowry obtained a PhD in educational leadership and went on to serve as superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools from 2011 to 2015.
Entering the educational leadership field is a great choice for experienced teachers looking for a new challenge. Educational leaders work in all educational institutions, from early elementary to higher education. Most positions involve a combination of administrative duties , teacher coaching, and program or department oversight.
Educational leaders are often responsible for setting and carrying out department goals and are accountable for teacher development. Some leaders may also be responsible for managing budgets and reviewing curricula. They play important roles in school boards and committees and often serve as department heads or oversee entire programs.
Besides extensive teaching experience, most educational leaders hold master's or doctorates in educational leadership, or may even possess advanced degrees in subject-specific fields.