Exploring the K–12 Leadership Labor Market in Different Contexts

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, Peter Goff, Kevin Bastian, Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, and Ed Fuller

American Educational Research Association, April 27-May 1, 2017 San Antonio, TX.

Brad White participated in a Working Group Roundtable on “Exploring the K–12 Leadership Labor Market in Different Contexts” at AERA in San Antonio on Thursday, April 27. This session included four studies examining various facets of the K-12 leadership pipeline from a labor market perspective. The IERC study examined the impact of leadership preparation reform on the supply and quality of newly certified principals. Another paper documented the spatial labor market for newly certified principals. The third paper explored the match/mis-match between tasks undertaken by assistant principals and principals and how these (mis-) matches vary across school contexts and labor markets. The final paper investigated how personal- and school- characteristics influence the odds of an assistant principal transitioning into the principalship and whether labor market characteristics alter the results. Attendees were asked to help develop a framework for studying the leadership pipeline from a labor market perspective.