The Gender Imbalance in School Leadership: What Difference Does It Make?

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Oct 15 2020 12 mins   6

The gap between women and men in school leadership is stark in parts of the country. What’s behind the gap and how does the gender imbalance impact our schools?

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Faige Meller taught for 38 years at the same school “The Center For Early Education” and that’s where she is a substitute teacher. She began teaching in 1977 in the preschool. In 1991 she became one of the kindergarten teachers. She taught kindergarten until retired in June 2015. She started subbing in 2016 and subbed in Toddlers, 3 and 4-year-old program, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd. She did a three and a half month sub position for a kindergarten teacher from January till April -- which included in the classroom and then remote learning. Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.