As an administrator, I had to be very flexible. I had to be a psychologist, mentor, evaluator, tutor, handyman, operations manager, tactical officer, and if I had time, educator.
Every school is different in its climate so it is difficult to talk about the culture. Each campus changes with a new principal, some get better, some get difficult. This is true of any school district.
The hardest part of the job as an assistant principal was taking all of the blame when something didn't go well, and receiving no credit when weeks of hard work paid off.
The best part of the job is watching kids grow intellectually and maturing into young adults.
Holidays off and good annual pay