What Makes A Good Administrator

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What Makes A Good Administrator

An education administrator has to have incredible people skills, delegate authority, manage the students everyday progress, plan school fundraisers, prepare budgets, field frustrated staff and parents, and a multitude of other tasks. The job can be extremely time consuming and dip into the time at home with the family.

If you are considering becoming an administrator, find out if there is mentoring program through your school or university. This can involve you following an administrator around for a day or week or work as their intern while you earn college credit.

If not, check out Teachers Count (teacherscount.org) for mentoring programs. Walking in their shoes can give you a much better insight to what is involved with the everyday life of a school administrator.



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