State Has More Female Superintendents Last Year Than Principals

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Seventy superintendents are female. A dozen years ago only 20 were women.

The Association of Wisconsin School Administrators reports that 54 women are school principals compared with 305 men.

State superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster is a former high school principal from Madison. Burmaster thinks drawing more women into school administration is a critical issue considering the shortage of people available for the jobs.

Association director Miles Turner says a lack of female principals is not necessarily a societal bias. He says the intense time commitment may keep many women out of high school administration.

Turner says to be effective in the job, you have to put in 70 hours a week.

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