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A 2013 MetLife survey found that 25 percent of teachers were interested in a role combining teaching and some sort of leadership position; yet 84 percent were either “not very” or “not at all” interested in becoming a principal.*

Adults students learning English as a second language. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.The career path for teachers evolves. Many teachers increasingly serve in hybrid roles, teaching in the classroom half time and devoting the rest of the day to activities such as researching teaching methods, coaching teacher candidates or working with district administrators on community outreach programs.


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* “Great Teachers Don’t Always Want to Become Principals”, The Atlantic,