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CHARTER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I Was A Kindergarten Teacher

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Casey shares her story about being a charter school principal. She talks about her daily responsibilities and how she became a school principal. She also shares what she didn't know about this job before starting and what one needs to become a school principal.

Degree: Liberal Arts
Job Title: Charter School Principal

Job Summary: Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

Job Description

Elementary, middle, and high school principals lead teachers and other members of school staff. They manage the day-to-day operations of elementary, middle, and high schools. They set goals and objectives and evaluate their school's progress toward meeting them.

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Additional Info

Most states require public school principals to be licensed as school administrators. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, but most require a master’s degree or some other training. Some require candidates to pass a test and take continuing education classes to keep their license.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$60,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Organizational skills, Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Empathy, Patience

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m='36830'>learned</span> <span m='37340'>by</span> <span m='37540'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='38780'>Well, in</span> <span m='39050'>the</span> <span m='39190'>charter</span> <span m='39580'>world,</span> <span m='39850'>you</span> <span m='39950'>don't</span> <span m='40170'>have</span> <span m='40330'>to</span> <span m='40410'>have</span> <span m='40600'>your</span> <span m='40700'>administrative</span> <span m='41270'>credentials</span> <span m='41890'>to</span> <span m='41980'>be</span> <span m='42140'>a</span> <span m='42630'>principal.</span> <span m='44070'>You</span> <span m='44160'>don't</span> <span m='44340'>even</span> <span m='44550'>have</span> <span m='44760'>to</span> <span m='44860'>be</span> <span m='45030'>in</span> <span m='45140'>education</span> <span m='45435'>to</span> <span m='45730'>be a</span> <span m='46105'>principal.</span> <span m='46480'>So</span> <span m='47230'>charter</span> <span m='47640'>is</span> <span m='47730'>very</span> <span 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