Educational leaders include a variety of roles from school principal, district principal, director of instruction to the superintendent. Many of British Columbia’s educational leaders begin their careers as classroom teachers. After accumulating years of classroom experience, and partaking in leadership roles in a school, educators can move into school administrator roles, becoming either principals or vice-principals.
School administrators interested in district-based positions often become directors of instruction or assistant superintendents. Among the district positions, none is higher than the superintendent of schools–the chief executive officer of the district. Learn more about the specific qualifications required for each leadership role.