Recently, I was talking to an Assistant Principal that I have known for for quite a while. He is an excellent AP; aggressive, knows curriculum forwards and backwards, understands and uses data, solves problems, etc. In fact, in his district there is not another AP that can match him in skills and accomplishments. Yet, his district didn’t even interview him this year for its principal openings.
His question to me was, “what do I need to do to move up?”
My answer, apply somewhere else. If the district that you work for does not appreciate the skill set that you bring to the table, expand your search. It’s not about what’s fair, it’s about expanding your opportunities.
Think. Work. Achieve.