Georgia's Public School Principals and Assistant Principals: A Summary of Leadership Experience, Age, and Retirement Status (October 2017)

In spring 2017, the General Assembly created a Joint Study Committee on the Establishment of a Leadership Academy to study the possibility of establishing a leadership academy to support public school principals and other school leaders. The committee requested the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) provide a report on the current status of public school building-level leaders. The report below summarizes the leadership experience, age, and retirement status of current principals and assistant principals. It examines statewide patterns, as well as by Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) and district size, combining data from the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) for the 2016-2017 school year.

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