State of the Superintendency
Five Years from Now
School Administrator, June 2020

Where do those working as superintendents in 2020 expect to be professionally in five years?

According to an AASA nationwide survey, nearly 60 percent intend to be superintendents in 2025, which is nine percentage points higher than the decennial study found in 2010. Of those, almost three of four expected to remain in their current districts.

Of the superintendents who intend to retire by 2025, a quarter hope to continue working part-time.

SOURCE: “The American Superintendent 2020 Decennial Study,” published by AASA with editor Christopher H. Tienken. Full details at