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Main telephone numbers for the school districts are also listed and in some cases are the same as the superintendents' numbers. Each of the superintendents expressed having strong support systems; all 16 had mentors who The 1,433 responses also show that while males serve in the role slightly longer than females, longevity for female superintendents has increased over the seven years AASA has been conducting the survey. I also felt the challenges along the way of sitting at the admin table in male-dominated meetings, being heard, and being stereotyped. AASA’s latest study on the profession suggests seven reasons why female numbers still lag in top district posts by THOMAS E. GLASS Of our nation’s 13,728 superintendents, 1,984 today are women. Hiring incentives, mentoring programs, and school board guidance can all help further close the gap, but these interventions must become a priority. Bellwether maintains an internal culture that cultivates and respects diverse points of view and does not take organizational positions on education issues. 122 0 obj 0000007147 00000 n External factors contributed to the development of self-sabotaging behaviors. 0000022735 00000 n I had a superb male mentor early in my career who encouraged me. As a whole, people of color make up just 8.1 percent of district superintendents. trailer <> With this in mind, this phenomenological study examined the factors that influenced the aspirations of female public school superintendents in Connecticut. From Randi Weingarten to Betsy DeVos, to Michelle Rhee and Kaya Henderson, some of the biggest names in education policy on both sides of the aisle are women. 96 0 obj 88 0 obj All information you need for female superintendents. Some aspire to the superintendency. Female superintendents engaged in 9 self-sabotaging behaviors throughout their leadership careers. were forty-three Texas female superintendents with at least six years of tenure as superintendents in their district. Salary discrepancies add another layer to this, too. 92 0 obj The self-sabotaging behaviors negatively impacted women’s career advancement efforts and their physical and mental health. While the majority of superintendent roles, and the higher salaries that come with them, go to men, it’s crucial to point out the discrepancies women of color face. Sixty- 0000005516 00000 n 0000008220 00000 n Women historically hit a glass ceiling when trying to reach for a school district’s highest position. The most frequently mentioned concepts were focus, alignment of decisions with values, and the modeling of these values. 0000001614 00000 n Our country’s school leaders must work to be representative of the students they serve – it isn’t enough to recruit and retain more women without also ensuring we’re developing a truly diverse workforce. The AASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy® for Female Leaders We are grateful for the sponsorship of our Premier School Solution Partner, Sourcewell, for helping make this program possible. The same is true for New York state as a whole. superintendents in the U.S. in 1970 were female and all served in districts with fewer than 10,000 students (Wesson & Marshall, 2012). <>stream ��L ��j3f`�����l�(� Ф�/���Y�2�3�3i2�3�geRb|������cS'#�C�y���Q3�E2��İ�q�r뱠\���f-�e�cx�.������P�1����"C=C7��Ո8qe`�= ���q6H�0�{iF �0 ���k Five responded to the request and agreed to be interviewed. 0000014176 00000 n First, there are always more male district superintendents than female, regardless of geographic region. I am the first female superintendent in my district. 0000001635 00000 n Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Today is International Women’s Day, and while these survey results show progress from previous years, there’s significant room to grow in closing the school leadership gender gap. 0000035184 00000 n Male superintendents out-earn their female counterparts in all but one tier of district sizes. The majority of teachers (76 percent), too, identify as female. What Does That Mean for Education? Superintendents of Florida's public school districts are listed below with their physical and mailing addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. 0000003830 00000 n The barriers perceived by the respondents to be statistically significant were: demands of family, lack of ability to relocate, and exclusion from the Good Old Boy Network . In some countries, such as Italy, the rank of superintendent is a low rank. <>stream The 2020 study shows women of color represent almost 13% of all female superintendents, and men of color represent 7% of all male superintendents. This disparity reinforces gender wage gaps, and, as we’ve covered previously, this inequity of earnings follows female teachers into retirement. H��T�n1��W��\X�z�N��ڃ����F�8�v��,�M��!�e�(Ό��l��m�����,{4�]���R����+��ѱoK+���G�|���d�Ī~1O���)9��~8��G���|�YbC��"��+��u�Oa 9$U��������1w��lNs���k �m�����+f���(=� E�� ��x BF=����4��Gz�@Z�� �"��7]�Yd�7a�U,���S^R�c����. 89 0 obj All female superintendents interviewed reported high job satisfaction, and all except one agreed they would make the decision to seek leadership and superintendency again. The AASA Aspiring Superintendents Academy® for Female Leaders is a powerful vehicle to put female leaders in the driver's seat of their career. <>stream 0000002024 00000 n 0000002842 00000 n <>/Border[0 0 0]/Rect[393.498 646.991 540.0 665.009]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> All two hundred forty nine California female superintendents were mailed surveys, one hundred twelve responded. I have seen of as my role to mentor and encourage females to lead as administrators. Women comprise 70 percent of all teachers in the United States, but men continue to dominate educational administration, particularly the superintendency. Georgia School Superintendent Association 9 Jefferson Street Newnan, Ga 30263 Phone and Email PHONE: 678.857.3642 FAX: 678.857.3827 EMAIL JOHN ZAUNER EMAIL JOSH HOOPER EMAIL KEITH PORTER EMAIL TERRI DELOACH Where Are All The Female Superintendents? A special thank you to the female superintendents who took my survey and conducted interviews in order to help us progress in adding more females to leadership positions. This study will only consider the female superintendents in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Even with a low response rate, these trends show growth year-over-year. 1. Despite dramatically outnumbering males in the teaching workforce, it takes women slightly longer to break into leadership, and they often enter the superintendent role with more work experience than men. AASA's 2000 survey indicates that women are poorly positioned for superintendencies, lack appropriate credentials, have little fiscal management experience, eschew pursuit of superintendencies for personal reasons, face boards' reluctance to hire them, have higher teaching motivations than formerly, and enter the administrator preparation "pipeline" too late. 2016 AASA Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study In terms of median salary, men out-earn women in four out of five district bands – women pull ahead, and actually do especially well, in just one: districts serving 10,000 to 24,999 students. <>/Border[0 0 0]/Rect[81.0 144.1365 271.179 153.1455]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> Superintendent Directory listing all North Carolina Superintendents by first/last name. <> startxref 0000009781 00000 n 0000023459 00000 n Just over half are head superintendents. I had a husband who was willing to actively co-parent and work part-time when I went into my first principal ship. ���9���{J�m&�� �q�i2�5k��Qp�c%E��U��=�� Ҕ�7>��T���1[+#�@�j�!�^N��V�^2�=�ٔZ:����I�ZV%���m1�44֪�����= �J3�}����&��u5�H9š���RZB؊O=j�&�8yя��� State Governments Will Be Even More Partisan Post 2020. Of the 54 districts in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, 16 districts, or 30%, are headed by female superintendents. In terms of median salary, men out-earn women in four out of five district bands – women pull ahead, and actually do especially well, in just one: districts serving 10,000 to 24,999 students. endstream endobj An invitation to participate, survey link, instructions, and a deadline for responses were emailed to all 123 female superintendents in those states. However, the percentage of women who serve as superintendents is in stark contrast to the percentage of women in the teaching ranks. The median age for female superintendents is 53, two years older than their male counterparts at 51. Bush presented her findings at the fall conference of the CGCS, an organization of superintendents who work in large, urban school districts. On a mid-February afternoon, the City gathered its most powerful education leaders to talk about school finance, and a startling picture emerged: All the superintendents at the table were male. <<>> In many Commonwealth countries, the full version is superintendent of police (SP).The rank is also used in most British Overseas Territories and in many former British colonies. 0000003682 00000 n 0000013790 00000 n 0000029256 00000 n 91 0 obj My mother was a WWII vet and was a fab role model who worked when most moms didn’t in my generation. Superintendent (Supt) is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations. endobj 86 0 obj The majority of educators are women, but nationwide only 24% of superintendents are female. 93 0 obj 0000001510 00000 n 0000034575 00000 n endobj In 2000, AASA’s same survey showed just 13.2 percent of superintendents identified as female, compared to today’s nearly 24 percent. This group makes up only 6 percent of female superintendents, however, and the remaining 94 percent, depending on their district size, make on average about $2,100 less annually than their male peers. Men of color represent just 5.5 percent of school leaders, while women of color, just 10.8 percent. 90 0 obj Guilford County Schools Superintendent tweets female superintendent work environment is 'toxic and hostile' in North Carolina and nationwide <>/Border[0 0 0]/Rect[243.264 230.364 479.952 242.376]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> So while women make up the majority of the teacher workforce, they are vastly underrepresented in higher-paying leadership roles. endobj endstream Ballot Initiative Results in CA, WA, and Other States — and Implications for Education. What Did Joe Biden’s Coalition Look Like? 0000045756 00000 n While women may lead the classroom, too many are still shut out from the district. Today, 102 of the 17,500 members of the GCSAA are female, according to Craig Smith, GCSAA communications director. Additionally, while the federal government collects representative stats on teachers and principals, it does not do so on school district superintendents. A 10-year study by the AASA in 2000 showed the number of female superintendents in the U.S. had risen to 13.2% (Glass et al., 2000; Wesson & Marshall, 2012). That’s more than double the percentage of female superintendents documented in 2000 (13.1 percent), according to the education news site Education Dive. Generally, what people expect of female minority administrators is different from what they expect of male administrators of all ethnic groups, Bush found. At the current rate of 0.7 percent increase in female superintendents annually, it will take about 77 years for women to no longer be underrepresented, according … This was accomplished by reviewing Virginia Department of Education records, individual school division websites, and reviewing the annual editions of the Virginia Review Directory of State and Local Government Officials at the Library of Virginia. <>/Border[0 0 0]/Rect[81.0 617.094 279.12 629.106]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> <<080A3A4294AAB2110A00D08E26BFFC7F>]/Prev 472716>> I entered school administration relatively early but moved into the superintendent role on target with the typical age of females. 85 0 obj 0000008455 00000 n All female superintendents interviewed reported high job satisfaction, and all except one agreed they would make the decision to seek leadership and superintendency again. The 2020 study shows women of color represent almost 13% of all female superintendents, and men of color represent 7% of all male superintendents. Women of color are especially harmed by the gender wage gap: for every dollar paid to white men, African American women earn only 63 cents, and Latinas only 54 cents. Your insight is amazing. The The interviews were conducted at locations chosen by the participants. 0000000016 00000 n American Association of School Administrators, The Day I Was Reminded LGBTQ Students Still Don’t Feel Safe in Schools, Deep into the new school year, we’re still missing a lot of students, Three Reasons to Move School Board Elections to November. <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 81 0 R/Resources<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/Type/Page>> H��U�j#1}���/P%ٲe�B����BY����gƞ&v[���'9:Gұ�0eV���吜���)+1^s�Llx���7�Y>����nQ������E�� \��ti*�3~�L�2��Lߧ�ub�� This is not to say women haven’t made progress. 0000002567 00000 n Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 0000006070 00000 n endobj 0000044257 00000 n endobj <>/Border[0 0 0]/Rect[145.74 211.794 242.16 223.806]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj endobj The statements on this blog are the views of the authors alone and should not be considered those of Bellwether Education Partners or of any others within the organization. Vp�8,�Zc�D�b*��|�9=\d�P�Oӎ��|�=9��eF܎�|���� 2��"F9�Q+1�k��.\��_����QQ-9�KK-yJ���� 0000022909 00000 n %%EOF The rationale for the inclusion of only these states is due to the fact that they, along with Hawaii and Alaska, are the only states where 100% of school districts are fiscally dependent (Fowler, 2013). 0000013611 00000 n Still, state-based work, like this October Houston Chronicle piece as well as a November Education Week article delve into these trends further, with similar findings. 85 38 Why am I here? GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras described conditions for women superintendents as “toxic and hostile” in a … 0000029081 00000 n In fact, the state's female superintendent rate tops the national average of 24%, according to The School Superintendent Association. 87 0 obj 95 0 obj Also, televised golf, local LPGA event in New Jersey, and golf becoming more family-oriented all helped changed the mindset away from a male-dominated sport. But new survey results from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) show that about 77 percent of school superintendents identify as male. 0000008834 00000 n Here are three takeaways on the state of female superintendents we can glean from the AASA’s 2016 survey: 2016 AASA Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study. The head of Guilford County Schools said female superintendents suffer in "hostile" work environments.Superintendent Sharon Contreras made the claim on … all of the female superintendents who served in the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1990 through 2010. 94 0 obj xref This report examines the status of female superintendents in the United States. endobj 50% of the building leaders in my district are female. 0000007675 00000 n 0000009504 00000 n Participants were female superintendents employed with a rural school district in Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, and New Mexico. I utilized Belenky et al.’s (1986) Women’s Ways of Knowing as a theoretical lens to understand how these women define their place in the world of educational leadership. ��r�ߑ�K�����e�p����5�^�K�j$�i�Q��RB��?��;�y~~[8[�!6�y�-]�� � S� 0000003124 00000 n In Kentucky, 19% of public school superintendents are female. In Bexar County’s 15 public school districts, only one woman serves as superintendent while more than 70 percent of teachers and the majority of principals are female. To my best friends, Mandy, Julia, Julie, and Shelly, thank you for standing beside me all … 97 0 obj All the female superintendents stated they were value-driven, not event-driven leaders. I am not compliant, am willing to take risks, and saw opportunities to support educators and those they serve through an admin leadership role. 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