College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

What Do We Look for When Hiring? The Superintendents' Perspective [Video]

December 16, 2014

Education Leadership faculty: Regina Biggs, Anne-Marie Balzano, and >Rich Moniuszko.

Are you an educator who intends to apply for an administrator position in one of Northern Virginia's world-class school systems?

Then check out this video!

Four assistant superintendents talk candidly about what their districts look for when hiring prospective principals and other school leaders.

The video was taped at the opening session of this year's Leader Launch conference presented by the Education Leadership program in George Mason's College of Education and Human Development. 

The annual conference is held on the Fairfax campus and focuses on preparing graduate students and recent alumni for the spring hiring season. Themes include building relationships with stakeholders, flexibility, and innovation. Afterwards, participants take part in moderated sessions on resume writing, interviewing, presenting your professional self, and hot topics for first year assistant principals.




The video features Robert Smith, associate professor and former superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, as moderator. Presenters include Marty Smith, chief of staff for Fairfax County Public Schools; Kimberly Hough, assistant superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools; Betty Hobbs, assistant superintendent of Arlington Public Schools; and Keith Johnson, assistant superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools.

This video is offered as a free resource as part of CEHD's commitment to developing innovative approaches to professional development. To learn about the availability of future resources, please subscribe to CEHD Connections, the college's occasional e-newsletter.


About CEHD

George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools: the Graduate School of Education, one of the most comprehensive education schools in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers a full range of courses, certificates, and degree programs on campus, online, and on site to more than 4,000 students each year. CEHD is fully accredited by NCATE, and all licensure programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education. George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, DC, is Virginia's largest public research university.

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