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What are your career goals as a school superintendent, and how will this role help you to achieve those goals?
How to answer
If you would like to be a school superintendent for years to come you should have a strong career plan. Express the ways in which you feel this particular role will help you to get there. Avoid answering in a way that will make this position appear to be a mere stepping stone.
Answer examples
"I really enjoy setting goals for myself and my biggest goal was to become a school superintendent. If I am successful and achieve this goal, I plan to enjoy this role for many years to come. My first goal as a superintendent is to bring this school district to the top spot in all areas of education."
"I've enjoyed a lot of success on my way to becoming a school superintendent, and I find a lot of satisfaction in being able to bring positive impacts to so many people on so many levels. I'd like to stay as a superintendent for as long as it takes to create lasting changes in the community. Once I see that I can create sustainable success in the district, I might set my sights to a higher position so that I can replicate that success."
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What are your career goals as a school superintendent, and how will this role help you to achieve those goals?
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My goal is to be the next superintendent of Towanda school district and to help to lead its teachers, staff and students into future success.
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My career goals are to become an educational leader in a small comunity, which allows my own kids to grow and become better people.
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To be the best employer wherevere I land.
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I am interested in becoming a superintendent because I have a passion for education and the skills and strengths to lead a district to meet its goals and objectives.
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I want to finish my career here in this district as the superintendent. I want to be a part of something big here and make our schools the premier schools on the south coast.
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I want to finish my career here in this district as the superintendent. I want to be a part of something big here and make our schools the premier schools on the south coast.
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My career goals include being a successful superintendent and move a low performing, high poverty school district to high performing, to include an increased graduation rate and an overall improved learning experience for each student served in our school district.
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My immediate career goal is to become superintendent of this district. After that, I plan to work on my doctorate degree with a research project, thesis, that will focus on solving a problem our District faces.
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This district needs someone to lead them into the future. I am excited to be a part of that. I hope to be an integral cog in the machine that makes this district great.
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To ensure that all of my students are learning. To ensure that our community is engaged in the growth of our students and to ensure that every student has opportunities to individualized learning.
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To be successfull in the field which I have choosen.
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I want to be the superintendent in Gridley.
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To continue in education within my community, preparing our youth to become productive and responsible members of that community.
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My career goal is to make a difference in the life of students. I have achieved that at every level at which I have been blessed to be. My goal now is to be appointed superintendent and to lead our leaders to focussing on student achievement to ensure our students are college and career ready.
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Well as you know, I have a dual masters in early childhood education and special education. Ultimately, I want to continue to help students reach their fullest potential while remaining an advocate for them in the community. Promoting awareness through running is what I do outside of work, and promoting acceptance throughout the school environment is one of the many things I want to do here. Ideally, all students should be able to achieve their dream with varying levels of support, and should by the time they leave the school system realize the tools they have to maintain and grow that success in the real world.
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To bookmark my career by becoming Lowell Joint's Superintendent for the next decade.