Today’s thinking, by many people across the country, is that good educational leaders don’t necessarily need to have the traditional credentials or come from within the educational establishment. In fact, there is a national push to recruit non-traditional school leaders and superintendents.
With education across the country changing rapidly, and President Obama calling for innovation and creative thinking to build our country’s future, a variety of education organizations and individuals, from a variety of professional backgrounds, are providing outstanding educational opportunities for students. These organizations and professionals are leading and stepping up and taking responsibility for the education and achievement of students, once reserved for traditional principals and superintendents. What do you think about this trend in education? Do you think it is time to develop new educational leaders and expand the focus on who can and should lead schools and school districts? What do you think? Please share.