Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
The business of running public schools to prepare our youngsters to be productive members of society is a very complex task. It is not enough to simply have a vision based on values and beliefs, but one must also possess the necessary skills to · transform that vision into reality. Dr. Lorraine Monroe, a successful leader in the field of educational leadership, sums this up by saying, "Most important is that the leader continue not only to believe in the dream and the need to pursue it but also to do the hard brain work of never doubting its importance," (Monroe, 1997, p. 32).
It is with this goal in mind that I will first examine my values and beliefs and determine how they will help guide my work as a school leader. I will then examine the knowledge and skills that I believe will be necessary for me to provide effective leadership. Finally, I will articulate my personal professional vision for administrative practice based on a synthesis of my values and the knowledge I have gained through my study of educational leadership.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Robert H. Decker
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©2002 Doreen A. Knuth
Knuth, Doreen A., "A personal professional vision for elementary principalship : a reflective essay" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1014.