I lead the School of Education and Professional Licensure.
My days are filled with communications, research, meetings with faculty, students, professional organizations, school and district partners around the nation, and other university personnel. I frequently travel to attend conferences, summits, and conventions as well as our national faculty meetings and commencement ceremonies.
Here's the first step for college students
Invest a great deal of time in all of your courses and parallel organizations and talk to advisors and career specialists about opportunities and requirements in the field. Take courses that will lead to having strong skills in the areas of general education, communications, and psychology / learning theory. Take advantage of leadership opportunities in academic and professional groups, and read and analyze the current research and practice in education.
"Leadership positions take a great deal of time when your family may need you."