Fit. It’s important. Why?
Because over the years, we at the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) have learned that fit is critical for school leaders to realize a long, successful tenure in a leadership position. More importantly, research now reinforces the correlation between the length of a school leader’s tenure and impact on student and adult performance. So, once you are hired for a school leadership position, your students, teachers, and community need you to be there for an extended stay.
With the importance of school leaders’ tenure in mind, our goals with these job search resources are two-fold. First, we hope to help you determine whether the profession of school leadership is the right fit for you. If you determine it is, our desire is to then help you secure the school leadership position that is the best fit for your values, personality, skills, expertise, experience, and vision for helping kids. School leadership, if the right fit for you, offers you an opportunity for impact like few other professions.
One final reminder before digging in. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist you on your journey of finding a school leadership position. Specifically, we would be happy to review your credential file or assist you with your contract. All the best!