I am currently in my 4th year of teaching, and I want to start working on my masters. I have always thought that sometime down the road, I would want to be a principal. For the most part, I still feel that way, but I know there are lots of challenges involved with that job that sometimes go unnoticed. I am also pretty introverted, and I'm not sure I have the demeanor to be running staff meetings, whole school assemblies, etc. I definitely want to remain in the classroom for at least a few more years before trying to make any kind of move, but I also want to get the ball rolling with my masters. I've taught a different grade level each year of my career so far (4th, 5th, 1st, and now 2nd grade) so I feel that I've already had many great experiences and have learned a lot about the curriculum and best practices in a variety of grade levels. But I would love some input from current or former admins, or really any educator who wants to chime in. Could an introvert still be successful at leading a school? What has been most challenging for you as an admin that you didn't anticipate? What are the best parts of your job? Thanks in advance!