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Female Superintendents by Locale
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  • Theodore J. Kowalski, University of Dayton
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The most recent AASA decennial study of the superintendency reveals the growing presence of female superintendents (24.1 percent nationwide) has not been affected by either district enrollment or the level of a school district's racial or ethnic diversity. Across four district enrollment categories, the range of female representation was 20.4 percent (in the largest districts) to 29.8 percent (in the smallest districts). By comparison, females accounted for 17.7 percent of very small-district superintendents and just 5.4 percent of the largest-district superintendents a decade earlier. Across five district diversity categories, the range of representation was 21.4 percent (in low-diversity districts) to 29.9 percent (in highly diverse districts).

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This piece is a recurring feature in School Administrator magazine. Archived issues are available on the magazine's website.

AASA: The School Superintendents Association
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Theodore J. Kowalski. "Female Superintendents by Locale" School Administrator Vol. 70 Iss. 4 (2013)
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