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DIRECTOR - COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS: I Would Have Taken My Studies More Seriously

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Donna, the director of College & Career Readiness at the Waco Independent School District, spends her typical day working with teaching teachers to develop their curriculum. She tells us that she wishes she would have taken high school as well as her undergraduate education more seriously instead of focusing on the social aspect.

Degree: Education Leadership and Management - Home Economics
Job Title: Director of College & Career Readiness
Employer: Waco Independent School District

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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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.

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Average salary
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$60,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
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5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
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Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
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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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m='10150'>curriculum.</span> <span m='11140'>I</span> <span m='11240'>work</span> <span m='11530'>with principals</span> <span m='12060'>to help</span> <span m='12350'>develop</span> <span m='12630'>programs</span> <span m='13780'>of</span> <span m='13890'>study</span> <span m='14350'>and</span> <span m='14605'>I</span> <span m='14860'>oversee</span> <span m='15390'>a</span> <span m='15440'>couple of</span> <span m='15750'>different</span> <span m='16030'>high</span> <span m='16190'>schools.</span> </p><p><span m='17370'>Of</span> <span m='17410'>course</span> <span m='17620'>I</span> <span m='17650'>went</span> <span m='17850'>to</span> <span m='17980'>traditional</span> <span m='18430'>high</span> <span m='18600'>school,</span> <span m='19050'>and</span> <span m='19270'>after</span> <span m='19590'>high</span> <span m='19790'>school</span> <span m='20170'>I</span> <span m='20240'>went</span> <span m='20410'>to</span> <span m='20490'>Baylor</span> <span m='20750'>University</span> <span m='21125'>and</span> <span m='21500'>graduated</span> <span m='22100'>with</span> <span m='22510'>a</span> <span m='23050'>Bachelor</span> <span m='23380'>of</span> <span m='23450'>Science</span> <span m='23800'>Degree</span> <span m='24080'>in</span> <span m='24160'>home</span> <span m='24360'>economics.</span> </p><p><span m='25570'>I</span> <span m='26060'>taught</span> <span m='26410'>for</span> <span m='26490'>about</span> <span m='26880'>14</span> <span m='27300'>years</span> <span m='27670'>in</span> <span m='27720'>the</span> <span m='27830'>classroom,</span> <span m='28830'>and</span> <span m='28930'>then</span> <span m='29040'>I</span> <span m='29100'>got</span> <span m='29290'>my</span> <span m='29420'>master's</span> <span m='29970'>in</span> <span m='30070'>educational</span> <span m='30670'>leadership</span> <span m='31310'>when</span> <span m='31460'>I</span> <span m='31500'>went</span> <span m='31830'>into</span> <span m='31900'>school</span> <span m='32119'>administration.</span> <span m='32750'>And</span> <span m='32940'>I'm</span> <span m='33040'>currently</span> <span m='33420'>working</span> <span m='33790'>on</span> <span m='33950'>my</span> <span m='34100'>Doctoral</span> <span m='34340'>Degree.</span> </p><p><span m='35960'>I</span> <span m='36050'>think</span> <span m='36330'>if</span> <span m='36480'>I</span> <span m='36540'>could</span> <span m='36690'>go</span> <span m='36810'>back</span> <span m='37060'>to</span> <span m='37150'>high</span> <span m='37350'>school,</span> <span m='37760'>I</span> <span m='37830'>would have</span> <span m='38020'>taken</span> <span m='38350'>my</span> <span m='38490'>studies</span> <span m='38890'>a</span> <span m='38960'>little</span> <span m='39180'>more</span> <span m='39360'>serious.</span> <span m='40860'>High</span> <span m='41020'>school</span> <span m='41310'>didn't</span> <span m='41580'>seem</span> <span m='41780'>that</span> <span m='41930'>important</span> <span m='42370'>to</span> <span m='42470'>me.</span> <span m='42890'>The</span> <span m='42990'>social</span> <span m='43390'>aspect</span> <span m='43820'>was</span> <span m='43970'>more</span> <span m='44130'>important.</span> <span m='44980'>And</span> <span m='45140'>I</span> <span m='45170'>would</span> <span m='45320'>say</span> <span m='45460'>that</span> <span m='45650'>probably</span> <span m='45910'>for</span> <span m='46200'>Baylor,</span> <span m='46490'>as well.</span> </p><p><span m='47380'>And</span> <span m='47680'>then</span> <span m='48090'>as soon as</span> <span m='48280'>I</span> <span m='48460'>started</span> <span m='48670'>working on my</span> <span m='48800'>master's</span> <span m='49350'>and now</span> <span m='49560'>my</span> <span m='49740'>doctoral</span> <span m='50280'>program.</span> <span m='51290'>I'm</span> <span m='51480'>trying</span> <span m='51780'>to</span> <span m='51870'>absorb</span> <span m='52200'>as</span> <span m='52300'>much</span> <span 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