School principals plan, administer and direct the educational and administrative aspects of primary and secondary schools. They manage the physical and learning environments, seek funding for improvements and programs, lead staff and students, and represent the school within the community.
Work is on the school campus. Some travel for conferences or professional development may be required.
Suits experienced teachers who are strong leaders, have the confidence to speak publicly on a regular basis, and possess the ability to communicate effectively with both young people and adults. Knowledge of state laws and regulations relating to education, and skills in administration and management are important.
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