Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2013

Publication Source

School Administrator

Abstract

Over time, the typical career span of superintendents (in that position only) has been about 15 to 20 years. In large measure, this relatively short period is explained by the fact most superintendents enter the position in mid-career. Data collected and analyzed by AASA in 2010 revealed nearly two-thirds of superintendents (62 percent) first entered the position when they were 41 to 55 years old. Outside this age range, novices were twice as likely to be younger than 41 than older than 55. Only 8 percent of superintendents first entered the position after age 55.

Inclusive pages

6

ISBN/ISSN

0036-6439

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

This piece is a recurring feature in School Administrator magazine. Archived issues are available on the magazine's website.

Publisher

AASA: The School Superintendents Association

Volume

70

Issue

1