Every district has different requirements and job description
for TOA. I have been a TOA and am currently in the process of
In our disctrict TOAs are a pipeline to school admin. We look
for personnel with an interest in getting their admin
credentials or are in that process already or even have them
in place. The idea being that they will move into an AP
position in the future. It might even be possible for a
strong candidate to move right into a principalship, but not
likely in my district.
The move to a directorship, in my opinion, would hinge on the
duties the TOA performed in that position. Say, they handled
all of the data and assessment at the building level, they
might qualify for a district-level data/assessment position.
However, most TOAs are relegated to discipline, etc. In a
scenario as this, they would not have the exposure to all of
the facets of admin that might be required for a directorship
(personnel decisions, for example). Again, my experiences
will differ from others and I can not speak of your
district's TOA philosophy.
On 4/30/14, Darby wrote:
> Are TOA jobs good in terms of getting into administration?
> Can you be a TOA and jump the site admin to take a director
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