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Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and use, and to ensure that school activities comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
    • Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.
    • Collaborate with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.
    • Direct and coordinate activities of teachers, administrators, and support staff at schools, public agencies, and institutions.
    • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff.
    • Enforce discipline and attendance rules.
    • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.
    • Create school improvement plans by using student performance data.
    • Mentor and support administrative staff members, such as superintendents and principals.
    • Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies and procedures to carry them out.
    • Plan and lead professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and support staff.
    • Participate in special education-related activities, such as attending meetings and providing support to special educators throughout the district.
    • Plan and develop instructional methods and content for educational, vocational, or student activity programs.
    • Prepare and submit budget requests and recommendations, or grant proposals to solicit program funding.
    • Review and approve new programs, or recommend modifications to existing programs, submitting program proposals for school board approval as necessary.
    • Recommend personnel actions related to programs and services.
    • Develop partnerships with businesses, communities, and other organizations to help meet identified educational needs and to provide school-to-work programs.
    • Establish, coordinate, and oversee particular programs across school districts, such as programs to evaluate student academic achievement.
    • Review and interpret government codes, and develop programs to ensure adherence to codes and facility safety, security, and maintenance.
    • Determine allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment, and authorize purchases.
    • Direct and coordinate school maintenance services and the use of school facilities.
    • Coordinate and direct extracurricular activities and programs, such as after-school events and athletic contests.
    • Advocate for new schools to be built, or for existing facilities to be repaired or remodeled.
    • Plan, coordinate, and oversee school logistics programs, such as bus and food services.
    • Teach classes or courses to students.
    • Prepare, maintain, or oversee the preparation and maintenance of attendance, activity, planning, or personnel reports and records.
    • Meet with federal, state, and local agencies to keep updated on policies and to discuss improvements for education programs.
    • Write articles, manuals, and other publications, and assist in the distribution of promotional literature about facilities and programs.
    • Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and data on demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and curriculum change needs.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 92590/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 9,600
    • Yearly Projected Openings 750

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Leadership
    • Initiative
    • Self Control
    • Concern for Others

    Tools

    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Liquid crystal display projector
    • Desktop computers
    • Alarm systems

    Technology

    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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