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State of the Superintendency
School Administrator, March 2020
AASA’s “The American Superintendent: 2020 Decennial Study” asked participants nationwide to identify all the positions in which they had at least one year of full-time experience before becoming a superintendent.
Nearly 96 percent of the 1,218 participants had experience as a classroom teacher and more than four-fifths had served as a principal. Overall, the question received 4,387 re-sponses by allowing multiple responses.
Notably, the percentage who had served as an assistant principal matched the finding from the decennial survey in 2010 at 53 percent.
The American Superintendent: 2020 Decennial Study