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CHARTER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, IN-DEPTH: I Get To Know Every Single Student Really, Really Well

About this video 

Casey continues with her story about being a charter school principal.
She shares what she likes most about her job and what she finds most challenging. She also talks about the key decision she made to get her into the position she is now and what her work-life balance is like as 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.

On-the-Job Training

None

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
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$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
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Empathy, Organizational skills

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