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I find a Career in School Administration very interesting. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in School Administration is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into School Administration. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in School Administration, I came across this amazing page: Management/Career-in-School-Administration/english


Suniti Malhotra’s perspective!

Suniti Malhotra has worked in School Administration for 24 years & 1 month. Suniti Malhotra has worked in School Administration as Vice Principal in Modern Indian School. In Suniti Malhotra’s own words, this is how Suniti Malhotra got into School Administration: “After doing my schooling from Loreto Convent School Nagpur, I did my BA and MA from Womens College, Ranchi University and then I did my B Ed from St. Ursula College, Ranchi. I worked as the Vice Principal at Modern Indian School, Kathmandu.” 


Career Video on School Administration

In a video, Suniti Malhotra has talked about various aspects of a Career in School Administration. Suniti Malhotra started by explaining School Administration as: “School Administration is the act of managing duties, responsibilities or rules. An example of school Administration is the act of the principal in the school, managing the faculty ,staff and employing the rules of the school system for the betterment of students, faculty and other members.” It was an amazing video with great information.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at School Administration, and not as Qualifications needed to enter School Administration. Suniti Malhotra touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • General Reading
  • Child Psychology
  • Administrative Management
  • Crisis Management

Suniti Malhotra then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in School Administration:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Team Work
  • Multitasking
  • Planning & Strategy
  • Communication

Suniti Malhotra believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in School Administration:

  • Respect
  • Social Impact
  • Shaping Students Future
  • Tech Savvy

And, Suniti Malhotra believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in School Administration:

  • Work Balance
  • High Responsibility
  • Changes in Faculty

In the final section of the video Suniti Malhotra talks about How a day goes in a Career in School Administration. This video is by far the best video on a Career in School Administration, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 


Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. Management/Career-in-School-Administration/english
  2. Management/Career-in-Educational-Consultancy/hindi
  3. Management/Career-in-School-Management/english
  4. Management/Career-in-Vocational-Education/hindi
  5. Management/Career-in-College-Administration/hindi
  6. Management/Career-in-School-Headship/english
  7. Management/Career-in-Education-Consultancy/english
  8. Management/Career-in-School-Administration/english
  9. Management/Career-in-School-Headship/english
  10. Management/Career-in-Principalship/english

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