Educational leaders include a variety of positions from principal, Director of Instruction to Superintendent.
Teachers interested in leadership/management roles begin their careers as classroom teachers.
After accumulating years of successful classroom experience, and partaking in leadership roles in a school, educators may 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.