Topics: School Administrator Magazine
March 01, 2023
Appears in March 2023: School Administrator.
STATE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY
AASA’s “Study of the American School Superintendency 2000” declared that “the superintendency is an aging profession.” Two decades later, the picture is changing. Younger educators are serving as superintendents.
According to an AASA membership survey conducted last fall, slightly more than 12 percent of sitting superintendents were age 60 or older. Ten years prior, that age category approached 20 percent.
Sources: “Study of the American School Superintendency 2000”; “2021-22 AASA Superintendency Salary & Benefits Study”; and “2012 AASA Superintendency Salary & Benefits Study.”