I should also mention that I'm torn because I would feel
uncomfortable leaving mid-year if I begin a new position as a
CRT or dean for an AP position. This would mean that I would
need to suspend my search until later in the year.
On 6/26/14, Future Principal in Florida wrote:
> I'm in a large district in Central Florida. It's fairly
> competitive and I am happy to report that I just completed
> the administrative pool process. (I should be able to apply
> in three weeks.) I'm excited about the possibility of
> landing an AP position, but I am also aware of the fact that
> most AP's in my county were deans or CRT's first.
> I left the classroom years ago to work as a reading coach,
> but I went on to take several years off to raise my
> children. I've also worked with pre-service teachers as an
> instructor at a large university. I completed a rigorous
> leadership program that included a "hybrid" approach to the
> administrative internship (in elementary and middle school
> I'm torn between staying put in my current position (and
> applying for AP positions) and aggressively seeking a
> leadership position for next year. I've heard that it is
> possible to move directly from the classroom (but unlikely).
> Thoughts? Would you even CONSIDER hiring a candidate who is
> currently in the classroom? I have fantastic qualifications
> and have been told that it may be possible for me, but I'm
> feeling unsure of the decision to stay put.
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